For over 40 years, Bob represented clients who needed Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Bob’s extensive experience over the years allowed him to assist clients in developing practical solutions to their debt and creditor issues, with an emphasis on long-term planning.
Bob was also an experienced municipal and local government law attorney. For decades, he represented four municipalities as well as many private citizens with their zoning and land development issues.
In addition to these areas of concentration, Bob also maintained an active general practice in the area of business and real estate law, wills, and probate. His local experience and knowledge of the community lended itself well to effective representation in these general areas of practice.
In Memoriam: Robert William Heydorn
"A Life Well Lived." Bob was born on August 26, 1946, to parents William P. Heydorn and Elsie (Hnida) Heydorn and passed away after a brief illness on April 19, 2022. He is survived by his beloved wife Louise (Scheck) Heydorn, Daughter Kathleen O'Dell (Molly), grandchildren Mika and Kai Takahashi of Waimanalo, Hawaii, Daughter Christine Benson (Jeffrey), grandchildren Shelby, John, and Lucy Benson, of Silver Lake, Step Daughter Kathleen Doak, grandchildren Zachary, Ryan and Kristen Doak, of St. Charles, Missouri and Step Son Kevin Klingerman (Erica), grandchildren Sarah, Megan and Kevin Jr. Klingerman, of New Albany, OH, and his "Texas family," brother Richard Heydorn, nephew and nieces and their children.
Bob was a lifelong Silver Lake and Cuyahoga Falls resident, a loving father and grandpa, a true and loyal friend to many, an avid fisherman, historian, and world traveler. He was passionate about his beloved Silver Lake Village, serving as first a councilman and then Law Director. He loved and served Crystal Lake, where he spent his childhood days swimming and fishing and served on the Board of Directors and as a legal advisor for decades. He believed in the Rotary motto "Service Above Self." He dedicated many years to that organization, both at the District level and as a member of the Cuyahoga Falls Rotary, with over 40 years of perfect attendance. In Rotary, Bob held many offices, but by far his favorite was that of Rotary Youth Exchange chairman for all of Northeast Ohio, placing inbound and outbound teens in homes here and abroad. Bob loved the law and was a practicing attorney in the Falls for 46 years; he believed in helping people through fair and just means, and many of his clients became lasting friends. Bob loved his country, serving as Captain in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a citizen of the world, enjoying learning about new cultures and visiting people in their homes. He served his community in several organizations and was a life member of the Taylor Memorial Library Board of Directors. Bob truly enjoyed fishing and traveling to Canada with his YOMAS fishing friends of thirty years.
Bob will be remembered for his unwavering moral compass and as a kind, caring and compassionate friend, neighbor, husband, and father, always ready for a chat or to help, never passing up a good debate or a history lecture. Bob served his Lord as a lifelong Christian believer and now is at peace.