David Heintz

Obituary of David M. Heintz

Mr. David M. Heintz, 68, of Clinton, passed away on Tuesday April 7, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. David was born in Utica on January 7, 1952, the son of the late Edward C. and Charlotte (Krebser) Heintz. He was raised in Clinton, was a graduate of Clinton High School and earned his funeral director’s license from Canton College. At one time, David was co-owner of Sherrill Silver Plating Company, he later worked with Sexton Real Estate in Clinton, Alteri’s Restaurant in Clinton and for over 30 years, served his community in his family business, Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., retiring in 2017. David was a member of the Skenandoa Golf Club, Clinton Lions Club, Clinton Jaycees, Tri-county Funeral Directors Association and was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Clinton. He was also a volunteer fireman with Clinton Volunteer Fire Department, and served as a Village of Clinton Trustee. Mr. Heintz is survived by his longtime companion, Linda Abele; three children, David M. Heintz, Jr. and his wife Lisa of Clinton, Andrea Judycki and her husband Brian of Oriskany and Nicholas Heintz of Clinton; six cherished grandchildren, Everett, Alistair, Silas, Addison, Wyatt and Sophia; one sister, Susan Heintz of Rome; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward Heintz, Jr., of GA, Richard Sr., and Cynthia Heintz of Clinton, Paul and Patricia Heintz of Clinton and Patty Heintz of Amherst; Linda’s children and grandchildren, Sarah and John Salerno, Trevor and Amy Houck, Blake Abele and Brittany, Arielle, Avery, Violet, Lily, River, Emmett and Summer; his close friend, Dick Caister, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to numerous to mention. He was predeceased by a brother Robert Heintz and Linda’s daughter, Summer Abele. Due to the recent health concerns associated with the COVID-19 virus, a private service and burial will be held. A service to celebrate David’s life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in David's memory, please consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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