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Herbert J. Heimerl Jr., attorney, Navy veteran

Nov. 25, 1932 – Feb. 13, 2016

Herbert J. Heimerl Jr., of Victor, Idaho, a retired Buffalo lawyer, died Saturday in Teton Valley Hospital, Driggs, Idaho, after a 14-month struggle with cancer. He was 83.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Canisius High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass., and a doctor of law degree from Cornell University. He served in the Navy as a lieutenant junior grade.

Mr. Heimerl, who specialized in corporate and business law, was a partner in the Buffalo law firm of Heimerl, Keenan and Longo, which merged with Harris Beach & Wilcox in 2000. A partner in Harris Beach, he retired in 2008 and moved to Idaho.

A former Williamsville resident, he was a member of the board of directors of Dunn Tire Corp., Park Country Club and the Buffalo Club. He also was a member of the Cherry Hill Club and the Buffalo Canoe Club. He was a parishioner at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Amherst and St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Sarasota, Fla.

He enjoyed skiing and golf and was an avid reader.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Maureen Mulholland; a son, Herbert J. III; a daughter, Kathleen H. Spitzer; and three grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, Jackson, Wyo.