Dr. James L. Heiler, 86, of Paradise Valley, Ariz., passed away May 1, 2013, after a 10-day hospitalization for infection, acute high blood sugar, and other complications.
He was predeceased by his eldest daughter Linda, and is survived by her husband, Dennis Vaughn. He is also survived by four other children and three of their spouses, Sherry and Matthew McCarville, Marla Heiler, Jay and Carol Heiler and Bob Heiler and Tina Wyant, as well as his friend of 60 years, Howard Hatoff of Boca Raton, Fla.
Jim is lovingly remembered for his strength of character, his dedication to family, his keen intelligence, his generosity, his quick wit and his courage in death.
Born in 1926 in Bellevue in the midst of WW II, he was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, from which he resigned before enlisting in the U.S. Navy.