John Vincent Heydon - “Johnny” to everyone who knew him - was born in Los Angeles, California on February 22, 1961. He was born one month early, the first and last time he would ever be early for anything again. He grew up in the Los Feliz/Silver Lake area of Los Angeles and spent idyllic summers at his grandmother’s beach house in Malibu. Johnny was a great surfer, skim boarder (broke arm – twice) and enjoyed a special love of the beach throughout his life.
In his early years, Johnny worked at his father’s service station in the Los Feliz area where he developed a fascination with cars. When the business was sold in the mid-80’s, Johnny found his true passion working in the entertainment industry as a key grip. He loved being on-set, working and joking with cast and staff.
Johnny was very quick-witted and had a wonderful sense of humor. He could, and did, make friends with anyone of any age, background or walk of life. He was sensitive, kind-hearted and generous. Johnny loved all animals, especially his cats Walter, Ted and Carla.
Johnny was the son of John A. Heydon (deceased) and Carol Lazzarevich, brother of Melinda Heydon and Kathleen Heydon (Mark Hoffman), and life partner of Mirka Vandall. Johnny will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date. For now, we ask that you keep Johnny in your hearts as you recall fond memories of him.
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