William A. Heidrich, III

November 30, -0001 - July 23, 2010

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HEIDRICH William A., III – Beloved husband of Debra (nee Lautzenhiser). Loving father of Emily and Bill. Devoted son of Carol Heidrich and the late William A. Heidrich, Jr. Dear brother to Kathy Koch, Fran (Mark) Butcher, Mary Ann (David) Fox, Terry (Burton) Cole, John (Cecilia) Heidrich, Christine (David) Riley, and Pat Washington. Also survived by twenty-four nieces and nephews, many aunts and uncles, and his loving family by marriage. Died Friday, July 23, 2010 at the age of 56 years. Bill was born and raised in Ashtabula, Ohio. He graduated from St. John High School in 1972 where he received numerous academic honors. He attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and graduated cum laude in 1976. Bill received his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1979. He started his career in Patent and Licensing law at The Standard Oil Company (later BP) in Cleveland; in 1988, he moved to Cincinnati to continue practicing intellectual property law at Quantum Chemical (later LyondellBasell). Bill’s interests included music, playing trombone in high school and college and singing in the church choir; sailing on Lake Erie; genealogy research; SCUBA diving, and traveling. First and foremost, he was devoted to his family. He was Debbie’s soul mate for over 29 years. He was so proud of Bill and Emily and loved them very much. Bill was dedicated to loving and supporting his parents, siblings, and extended family. He will always be remembered for his intelligence, integrity, generosity, and wonderfully wry sense of humor. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am, Thursday, July 29 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland, 45140. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10 am. Sympathy may be expressed by a memorial contribution to the Freestore Foodbank (www.freestorefoodbank.org) or The Nature Conservancy (www.nature.org). Condolences may also be expressed to the Heidrich family online at hodappfuneralhome.com.


Lori Trefzger - Aug 15, 2010

Deb, It was so very nice to see you this morning as I was walking but it broke my heart to hear the news that you shared with me about your husband.. I remember the 2 of you together when Julie was in Kindergarten and Emily was in 2nd. The both of you were so involved in Odossey of the mind.Being part of the “Adena Family” is strong.
We are all family! Our family will keep you, Bill & Emily in our thoughts and in our prayers.
The Trefzger Family

Jude Trautlein - Aug 3, 2010

I have such great memories of Bill as my trombone mentor at St. John’s and the great hospitality I received from Mary Ann and the entire family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Barbara Tsuie - Aug 2, 2010

My deepest sympathies to the Heidrich family. Bill was a gentleman and a nice person to work with.

Loretta Ferguson - Jul 31, 2010

Dear Deb,

Please know you and your family have been in my prayers since hearing about Bill last week. God must have needed him home for something very speacial to take such a wonderful man from this world. My continued prayers and thoughts will be with you all….

Loretta (Marks’ sister)

Heather Nordstrom - Jul 29, 2010

Deb and family, my sympathies go out to you and your family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

James R Kane - Jul 29, 2010

Very sorry for your loss

susan cusman - Jul 29, 2010

My family (Kane’s) were sorry to hear of William’s passing. His parents were good friends of your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family.

Maxine & Gail McMurray - Jul 29, 2010

Dearest Carol,
You and your Family are in our thoughts. Death leaves such a hugh hole. Fill it with Good Memories. Call when you can. Love and Prayers.

Jeff & Melanie Jurca - Jul 29, 2010

Debbie, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers, & if there is anything we can do, please let us know. Jeff & Melanie Jurca

Troop 962 - Jul 28, 2010

The Scouts & Parents of Troop 962 are saddened to hear about the passing of one of our own. We thank Bill for his positive influence & service to the Troop and to the Boy Scouts of America. Our prayers & condelences to Bill & family.

Steven Goldstein - Jul 28, 2010

I have known Bill for many years, first when I was a patent attorney at P&G and now at Frost Brown Todd. Bill was the kind of person we need in our profession – very smart, but also very good-hearted – and fun. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. I will miss him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill Rose - Jul 28, 2010

We had the unique opportuntiy to work with Bill on the China POSM Project where he demonstrated his outstanding ability to work with the many diverse people involved including associates, peers and the Chinese partner. His tireless patience and work made this Project a reality. He would be pleased to know that the Project is a great success and his work effort made that possible.

Moreover, Bill was a wonderful human being with everyone he had contact. We will really miss him and his abilities to make things happen despite many obstacles.

Our prays are with his family for which he was extremely devoted as evidenced during their trip to China. He was extremely proud of his family and our prayers go to them for his loss.

Jim burchfield - Jul 28, 2010

Dear Deb, Emily and Bill:

I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.I just returned from China this morning. Laura will not return until Saturday. I will not be able to make the service tomorrow, I have to be in court. Deb, if there is anything I can do to help please let me know. You will all be in our prayers.

Jim Burchfield

The Von Wahlde Family - Jul 28, 2010

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Bill. He was such a warm, caring person and such a great supporter of his family and community. We will keep him and all of you in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to call.

Barbara Quarry - Jul 28, 2010

To the Heidrich family are thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Barbara and Elizabeth Quarry

Beth Duff - Jul 27, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Since I have not been in touch recently, it came as a real shock. Please know that you are in my thoughts.

Fred A. Washington - Jul 27, 2010

Debra, Emily, and Bill,

I was saddened to hear of Bill Sr.’s passing and I hope that the love, faith, and well wishes of those around will help you get through this. He was a good man who will be missed by many.

My deepest condolences,

Fran and Laurel Nimmons - Jul 27, 2010

We aare sorry for your great loss.
Former neighbors,
Fran and Laurel Nimmons

Kim Blanton - Jul 27, 2010

Deb and family,

Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. My heart is saddened by your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and held up in my prayers.

With deepest sympathies,

Kim Blanton

Martha Fertig - Jul 27, 2010

We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Randy & Martha (Cole) Fertig
Joshua, Allison & Jordan

Jana Caja - Jul 27, 2010

Bill and family,

You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

My deepest sympathies,

Deborah Gross - Jul 27, 2010

Our deepest sympathies to the entire Heidrich family. Bill was a great person and he will be missed greatly by many. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your entire family.

Deborah and David Gross

Tony Esposito - Jul 27, 2010

Would like to express my condolences, and sympathy to the family. As a former classmate, I remember him as very studious and friendly to everyone.

He will be remembered in our prayers.

Jim and Elaine Skeldon - Jul 27, 2010

Debbie, Emily and Bill:
We are so saddened by the loss of Bill, but are also thankful that his fight is now over and he is home. We will continue to prayer for peace for all of you.
Sincerely, Jim and Elaine Skeldon

Ginna Dille Wells - Jul 26, 2010

My deepest sympathy to all the family. Holding you close in thought and prayer.