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“You still owe me meal at Tracy J's, Artie. Strangely, though, I miss you. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Donald J. Levit - NY, NY

“art was my boss at the obi in oak beach li he was there only a few months but i remember him well BIG MAN love barback Tony ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: tony chiusa

“art was my boss at the obi in oak beach li he was there only a few months but i remember him well BIG MAN love barback Tony ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: tony chiusa

“Remembering all the fun times we had at Gobblers Nob back in the 1970's! Thanks for all the fond memories. RIP my old friend. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Denise - Studio City, CA

“I learned about three years ago I am related to Art. I am currently building a family tree of the Prince family. It is now over 200 pages in length...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Maury "Buzzy" Zivitz - IN

“Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 8:23 PM Subject: Fw: Art Heyman's NON mention in your obituary section....please correct Good day: As a former ...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: doc haskell - new york, NY

“Art was a good friend all the years since junior high school. He will be missed. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Clark A. Marcus - Tampa, FL

“I knew Artie from grade school through high school. I remember he always had a basketball in his hands, even in grade school. So sorry to hear...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Marjorie (Kucks) O'Neill-Butler - FL

“Art was a great teammate and person. The basketball world will never forget him. Pittsburgh Pipers ABA Champions 1968. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: charlie Williams - South Euclid, OH

“art was a great; tremendous ball player. one of the best; hardest drivers to the basket in history. a wonderful;caring friend to all of us. my...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: steve chubin - lakewood, CO

“I am Rae Lurie's (Aunt Charlotte's older sister) grandson - Miriam's son. My brother Howard (both deceased) was closer to Art. We were a small family...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Alan Kirschenbaum - Louisville, KY


Arthur B. "Art" Heyman, 71, of Groveland, Florida, Duke University legend, a three-time All-American in the early 1960's and captain of the Blue Devils' first Final Four club, passed away August 27, 2012 in Clermont, Florida.
Art was born June 24, 1941 in New York. After attending Oceanside High School, the 6'5" guard/forward was heavily recruited by many schools, but signed to play for the Duke Blue Devils.
In 1963, Heyman was named the NCAA player of the year by Sporting News, Final Four most outstanding player, ACC player of the year, ACC Tournament MVP and led the Blue Devils to the '63 Final Four.
After college, he was the number one pick in the 1963 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. He played eight seasons in the NBA and ABA, also playing for the Cincinnati Royals, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Americans, Pittsburgh Pipers and Miami Floridians. He retired in 1970 with 4,030 points, 1,461 rebounds and 859 assists in his pro career. He was inducted into the Duke Sports Hall of Fame and the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and his Duke jersey number #25 was retired in 1990.