John Philip Heintz, Jr., 96, of Freehold, NJ, formerly of Jersey City and Bayonne, died on September 4, 2020. Born in Jersey City, he served on the US Army Hospital Ship, Frances Y. Slanger, as a Medical Technician during World War II.
John was appointed to the Jersey City Fire Department on November 1, 1947 and retired on March 1, 1981. He was a member of several Firemanic Organizations, including Local 8 of the Ocean County Retired Police and Fireman’s Association.
He traveled to Egypt and Europe and made several cruises as a Travel Consultant for Tiffany Travels of Bayonne.
A devout Lutheran, John was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Jersey City. He served as Vice Chairman of the Church Council and served as Chairman of Bethany’s 50th Anniversary and Restoration Committee. John was also the Editor of the Congregation Newsletter the “Bethany Echo”. John was one of the Founders of the Lutheran Parochial School of Hudson County where he served as Administrator, President, Vice President and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. He also served on the Division of Outreach of the New Jersey Synod of the Lutheran Church of America where he was representative to the Seafarers Ministry of the Port of New York and New Jersey.
John was predeceased by his parents, John and Christina Heintz; his loving wife of 72 years, Martha Conklin Heintz; his granddaughter, Dawn Caddle and his grandson, Gregory Statlend. John is survived by five daughters, Martha Caddle, Gretchen Miscio, Juliana Mottershead and her husband, James, Claudia Statlend and her husband, Michael and Nadine Blowe; one son, John P. Heintz, III and his wife, Martha; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his dear sister-in-law, Muriel Conklin Tippett.
John’s passion for family was shown in his role as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed as a loving, gracious and kind gentleman.
John was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Whiting.
Viewing will be private, for family only, on Tuesday, September 8th at Manchester Memorial Funeral Home located at 28 Schoolhouse Road, Whiting, NJ. A Funeral Service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church located at 40 Schoolhouse Road, Whiting, NJ on Wednesday, September 9th at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.