ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Stan Heywood, 98 years old, born on July 17, 1922, and passed away on February 11, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Leslie Arampatzis on February 21, 2021
Daddy, loved the lake more then one could describe he loved every thing about the lake almost! He love to eat the fresh fish from the lake but was dependent on our loving neighbors to suppile such a feast! He lothed fishing.But daddy being daddy decided to take me fishing ,but not before he cut out a templet from card board of the floor of the boat the mighty Sea Ray daddys beloved boat wanted to make sure no fish scales or blood get on the carpet! ( love that positive thinking). We went out on the lake before sunrise Four hours later we gave in to defeat with out so much as a nibbel. Pulling in the line took a smug longer as we were useing Pink Ladys, has dad pulled in his Pink Lady grabbing the fishing line now with his bear hands,( Whala) a 16" rainbow hit his line and he pulled that fish in to the boat with one wave of his hand, he had caught his first fish however unconventional he was now a fisherman! We put are lines back in now that the fish were ready to jump in the boat. We came home that day with One fish and a Hell of a story.Needless to say that was the first and last time daddy took me fishing a cherish memory
Posted by Leslie Arampatzis on February 21, 2021
Dad had two favorite sayings “get the picture “and “I don’t care what anyone says you’re OK in my book.” Get The picture could be taken two ways,But typically meant annoyance and ok in dads book was the best! This term was when dad was feeling playful giving us a hard time and ending with I don’t care what anyone says you’re OK in my book always followed with a wink or hug! Well dad right back at you.”I don’t care what any One says about you, Your ok in my book”!
Posted by Jacklyn Heywood-Stanton on February 20, 2021
John Stanley “Stan-the-Man” Heywood, died February 11, 2021 due to Covid
related illness - born July 17th, 1922 in Spokane, Washington to parents, Hetta Evelyn Powell and Everett Donald Heywood. Survived by brother Wayne Wesley “Skip” Heywood and sister (deceased) Rosalie Reese.   
Married Ernestine (Ernie) DeFord on January 4th, 1948 after a four-month whirlwind courtship.

Dad loved to travel - seeing the world together with Mother was one of Dad’s passions. Many times we witnessed eager young minds wanting to hear Dad’s stories of success. He was like a magnet and happy to share his secrets. Having lived through the Great Depression and serving in WWII in the merchant marines, Dad knew the true meaning of going without. Dad’s approach to life was fierce and he lived it to its fullest - water skiing, wakeboarding, bicycling, golfing (playing the pro circuit), and a little-known secret, he was ventriloquist well into his late 80"s. Dad also enjoyed a remarkable career in commercial lighting, leaving Prescolite Lighting as General Sales Manager and founding the San Francisco-based agency, Lighting Systems in 1969. Dad became an icon in the commercial lighting industry.
Dad had many passions but truly his greatest passion was Lake Berryessa - The Lake. The Lake was the place of gathering for friends and family. We lived, loved, and laughed for over 45 years there. This was Dad’s special place – Heywood’s Haven. Our father, our grandfather (Pop Pop) lived a wonderful life and we all miss him dearly, but forever grateful we had him for 98 years and forever in our hearts.

Stan is survived by wife Ernestine (Ernie) Heywood and 4 daughters, Sydney (Engle), Jacklyn (Heywood-Stanton), Standra (Meyers), and Leslie (Aramapatzis and 9 grandchildren Jennifer, Brittany, Christopher, Stanell, Kyndra, Ashley and Johnathan, and 7 great-grandchildren James, Jack, Leo, Greyson, Asher, Skyler, Caleb, Liam and Brianna.

Private family memorial service to be held.

Please join the family in remembering and sharing personal moments of Dad’s life on www.forevermissed.com/Stan-Heywood/about 
We would love to hear from anyone having a story to share about Dad.

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Posted by Leslie Arampatzis on February 21, 2021
Daddy, loved the lake more then one could describe he loved every thing about the lake almost! He love to eat the fresh fish from the lake but was dependent on our loving neighbors to suppile such a feast! He lothed fishing.But daddy being daddy decided to take me fishing ,but not before he cut out a templet from card board of the floor of the boat the mighty Sea Ray daddys beloved boat wanted to make sure no fish scales or blood get on the carpet! ( love that positive thinking). We went out on the lake before sunrise Four hours later we gave in to defeat with out so much as a nibbel. Pulling in the line took a smug longer as we were useing Pink Ladys, has dad pulled in his Pink Lady grabbing the fishing line now with his bear hands,( Whala) a 16" rainbow hit his line and he pulled that fish in to the boat with one wave of his hand, he had caught his first fish however unconventional he was now a fisherman! We put are lines back in now that the fish were ready to jump in the boat. We came home that day with One fish and a Hell of a story.Needless to say that was the first and last time daddy took me fishing a cherish memory
Posted by Leslie Arampatzis on February 21, 2021
Dad had two favorite sayings “get the picture “and “I don’t care what anyone says you’re OK in my book.” Get The picture could be taken two ways,But typically meant annoyance and ok in dads book was the best! This term was when dad was feeling playful giving us a hard time and ending with I don’t care what anyone says you’re OK in my book always followed with a wink or hug! Well dad right back at you.”I don’t care what any One says about you, Your ok in my book”!
Posted by Jacklyn Heywood-Stanton on February 20, 2021
John Stanley “Stan-the-Man” Heywood, died February 11, 2021 due to Covid
related illness - born July 17th, 1922 in Spokane, Washington to parents, Hetta Evelyn Powell and Everett Donald Heywood. Survived by brother Wayne Wesley “Skip” Heywood and sister (deceased) Rosalie Reese.   
Married Ernestine (Ernie) DeFord on January 4th, 1948 after a four-month whirlwind courtship.

Dad loved to travel - seeing the world together with Mother was one of Dad’s passions. Many times we witnessed eager young minds wanting to hear Dad’s stories of success. He was like a magnet and happy to share his secrets. Having lived through the Great Depression and serving in WWII in the merchant marines, Dad knew the true meaning of going without. Dad’s approach to life was fierce and he lived it to its fullest - water skiing, wakeboarding, bicycling, golfing (playing the pro circuit), and a little-known secret, he was ventriloquist well into his late 80"s. Dad also enjoyed a remarkable career in commercial lighting, leaving Prescolite Lighting as General Sales Manager and founding the San Francisco-based agency, Lighting Systems in 1969. Dad became an icon in the commercial lighting industry.
Dad had many passions but truly his greatest passion was Lake Berryessa - The Lake. The Lake was the place of gathering for friends and family. We lived, loved, and laughed for over 45 years there. This was Dad’s special place – Heywood’s Haven. Our father, our grandfather (Pop Pop) lived a wonderful life and we all miss him dearly, but forever grateful we had him for 98 years and forever in our hearts.

Stan is survived by wife Ernestine (Ernie) Heywood and 4 daughters, Sydney (Engle), Jacklyn (Heywood-Stanton), Standra (Meyers), and Leslie (Aramapatzis and 9 grandchildren Jennifer, Brittany, Christopher, Stanell, Kyndra, Ashley and Johnathan, and 7 great-grandchildren James, Jack, Leo, Greyson, Asher, Skyler, Caleb, Liam and Brianna.

Private family memorial service to be held.

Please join the family in remembering and sharing personal moments of Dad’s life on www.forevermissed.com/Stan-Heywood/about 
We would love to hear from anyone having a story to share about Dad.
his Life

Lighting Systems Commercial Lighting Agency in San Francisco

Article from San Francisco Chronicle 1969
New Lighting Agency in San Francisco, California

What potentially "hot" sales area has an agency at an address of "Ice House 403"?
ANSWER: San Francisco and Northern California.  The agency's name is Lighting Systems, Inc.,
headed by J. Stanley Heywood.  M.r Heywood, who was marketing and general sales manager of Prescolite, division of U.S. Lighting Industries, joined with Lighting Associates, Inc. of San Francisco and Larry L. Routh also formerly with Prescolite to form a new agency called Lighting Systems, Inc.

Mr. Heywood became general sales manager at Prescolite after joining them in 1952 as a salesman, advancing to Eastern Sales Manager in 1956 and General Sales Manager 4 years ago.
Lighting Associates, Inc., was jointly owned by Lewis Gill, Alva E. Thompson and Anthony J. Biro. In the new organization, Al Thompson will service as secretary, Gill and Biro as vice presidents. Another member of the firm, Wayne Miller will serve as office manager and Larry Routh will serve as treasurer.

These men as a combination represent approximately 80 years of experience in the lighting industry. With this many years of experience in lighting, do you think we will hear much from their agency?   
You bet your sweet lamp we will!
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Dad - the racer car driver

Shared by Jacklyn Heywood-Stanton on February 20, 2021
My Dad liked to drive fast!  He owned a 1962 Thunderbird and man-o-man that car could fly
down the river road bordering the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
The story goes, that one evening while driving home, Dad had the petal-to-the-metal and a state trooper tried to follow Dad with sirens blasting. Dad hit the gas and out-ran the trooper, quickly pulling into the turnoff at Bridge #4, making a tight right turn into the barnyard behind the Buckham's barn, and sat there watching until the Trooper went screaming by.  Dad was still chuckling went he arrived home and told Mother of his exploit.  His good humor lastest a short time as later that evening the same State Trooper called the house asking for Dad. The Trooper simply stated that there were only two people who owned a  Thunderbird on the river road - Dad and the old man down the lane. The Trooper told Dad that he didn't really think that it was the old man that he had been chasing and that Dad needed to take the warning to heart!  

Dad - the golfer

Shared by Jacklyn Heywood-Stanton on February 20, 2021
When I was a small child what I really knew about my Dad was... that Dad was a golfer!
He played every moment he could.  I remember watching Dad hit practice balls off the hillside next to our house into the Delaware River.  It was my job to tell him if any of those golf balls made it over to the New Jersey side of the river. It didn't seem to mean anything to me that the river was too wide for any golfer to "hit" the other side.....but I always expected my Dad to "make it" one day!