Lowell Lock Heinke, 81, was a prominent patent attorney based in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a founding partner of Watts, Hoffman, Fisher and Heinke. Some of his most notable work included the licensing and patenting of the original liquid crystal technology developed at Kent State University.
Lowell was valedictorian of his class of 1950 at Coshocton High School. He was a multi-sport varsity athlete. As a standout player on the varsity football squad, he was offered several athletic scholarships and was even considered for the Browns training camp.
He ultimately attended Case Institute of Technology on an academic scholarship and graduated cum laude in 1954. He was a loyal member of the SAE fraternity. Lowell subsequently acquired a law degree from George Washington University, while working as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent Office and as a prosecutor for the U.S. Navy. In 1959, he returned with his young family to Cleveland as an associate patent attorney in the intellectual property law firm of Ely, Pearne and Gordon. In 1980, Lowell served as president of the Cleveland Patent Law Association.
Lowell was an avid fly fisherman and long-time member of the Lake Mansfield Trout Club. He had a strong sense of public service. He was a city councilman and president of Kiwanis in Bay Village, Ohio. He volunteered for Meals-On-Wheels and tutored G.E.D. students.
Lowell was dearest husband of Marilyn Holderfield (nee Gubics), former husband of Patricia Ruth Ward Heinke, and beloved father of Dr. Marsha Heinke (Dr. Larry Forthofer), Col. Ward Heinke, USAF Ret. (Elizabeth), and Dr. Bruce Heinke (Ilene); grandfather of Dane (Jennifer), Colin, Chase, Julia, Ariel, and Charles Heinke; dear stepfather of Michael Holderfield (Haydee) and Lisa Turner (Tom); step-grandfather of Cole and Brooke Turner, Kimberly Llorada (Randall), Heather Landrum (Randall), step-greatgrandfather of R.J. and Alie; brother-in-law and friend of Joe Koblenzer. He will be missed by his devoted chiweenie Mickie.
Gifts in his memory may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave, 44110, The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, 15500 Waterloo Rd, 44110; and The Animal Protective League, 1729 Willey Ave, 44113. Condolences can be left at malloymemorial.com.