Morris "Tod" Heyman, III '52

Tod Heyman '52Morris “Tod” Heyman, III entered the Chapter Eternal on March 2, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama. He was 83 years old. He served Mu Chapter as its Consul during his senior year and remained close to his Fraternity and Alma Mater throughout his life.

Tod was a letterman on Denison’s track team. He maintained close ties with many of his MU brothers for over 60 years, sharing numerous family outings with Don Berger '52, and his family. In addition, a group of MU Sigs and their wives, including Don and Nancy Berger, Bob and Dee Miller, and Rod and Lish Wishard, met annually in Perdido Beach, FL.

Following graduation from Denison, he served as the Gunnery Officer on the USS Renshaw during the Korean War. He then earned his M.B.A. from Xavier University in 1960.

Tod took great pleasure when two of his grandsons -- Tod Reynolds (Northwestern '10) and David Reynolds (Duke '12) -- pledged Sigma Chi and attended both of their initiations. At his burial in Cincinnati, they conducted the White Rose ceremony in his honor. Then, in the fall of 2015, Tod's family gathered at the Sig House at Denison to formally dedicate a bench in his honor (see AlumNotes).

Tod's career was as an executive for Morrison’s Inc. retiring as Executive Vice President. He served many years on the Session of the Springhill Presbyterian Church, as well as chairing its Global Mission committee.

Brother Heyman enjoyed fishing, playing cards, traveling, spending time with family. and nurturing ties with his Fraternity and Alma Mater. One of his last contributions to Denison was serving as Co-Chair, along with Nancy Roudebush Gottschalk ’52, of a very successful reunion fundraising campaign.

Tod is survived by his wife, Peg; daughters, Shan Heyman Burchenal ’75 and Kim Heyman Reynolds ’78; and sons, Tad Heyman ’80 and Pat Heyman ’85 -- all Denisonians -- along with many grandchildren.

All honor to his name.
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