Joshua Andrew Heinz

April 28, 1982January 5, 2014
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Joshua Andrew Heinz, age 31, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Josh was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to Jacksonville at the early age of 2. "Big Josh" is the son of Jim and Mary Ann Heinz of Jacksonville. He is survived by his parents; sister, Jennifer Heinz D'Amico, and her husband, Richard; brother, Ryan Heinz, and one niece, Peyton D'Amico. He is also survived by his grandfather, Frank Heinz of Largo, Fl and his wife, Wanda. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Myrtle Heinz, of Largo, Fl and grandparents Kathryn and Joe Snyder of Vincennes, IN. In addition, he is survived by many other cousins, family and friends. Josh was a 2001 graduate of Episcopal High School and a 2011 graduate of The University of Florida.

Josh was a gregarious people-lover who lived life to the fullest. He was known for being a kind, caring person with a huge heart. Josh was particularly proud of his dog and companion, Jackson, whom he trained to be a United States Service Dog. His niece and goddaughter, Peyton, brought abundant joy into his life and he especially enjoyed making her laugh and smile frequently. He was a tremendous fan of the Florida Gators and was passionate about rooting on the Gators in football and basketball. In his free time he enjoyed golf, jogging, working out, spending time with Jackson at the dog park and loved being with family and friends.

The family will receive Josh's friends and family on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM with a prayer service at 6:30 pm at Hardage-Giddens, Hendricks Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church located at 9800 Baymeadows Road with Fr. Tim Cusick as celebrant. Interment will immediately follow at Oaklawn Cemetery located at 4801 San Jose Boulevard. In lieu of flowers and in Josh's honor, the family is requesting donations be made to Paws Park, a local dog park in Jacksonville Beach. Donations may be made online at or by mail. Words of comfort can be left at Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 4115 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207. (904) 346-3808.


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2014

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January 20, 2014

Dear Jim and Mary Ann, Bill and I are devastated to learn of your son's death. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Melissa Rehfus

January 16, 2014

Dear Heinz Family,

We are so so sorry to hear about Josh. We have some great memories from baseball when he would always warm Conor up before he would pitch. A crazy pitch hit Josh in the mouth and sent him to the hospital getting several stiches. Josh return 1 hr later to the baseball field. Conor loved him so much as did the other boys. Great memories with you all...Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Mac,Cindi,Conor & Mallory Ross

January 15, 2014

Dear Jim and Mary Ann,

Please know how sorry we are to hear of the loss of your son. May your memories and the love of your family and friends sustain you.

Genevieve (Bey) & John Goss

Swan Moon

January 15, 2014

It seems like the other day we were hanging out talking about work, school and just ordinary stuff. Can't believe that you're really gone. Wish we could have hung out more. You were a good guy man... You didn't deserve to go, it was too quick. You left us with a legacy of an awesome person. Hope you are at peace.~*

Steve McMullen

January 14, 2014

My condolences to the entire Heinz family for this sudden and tragic loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Stan Bartnick

January 12, 2014

Mary Ann and Jim, May the Lord bless you and help you through this most difficult of times. You are in my prayers.

January 12, 2014

Jim and Mary Ann - we are very, very sorry for your loss. Praying that God will give you the strength to deal with this tragic loss. Your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

Rick and Sol Irwin

January 12, 2014

I can never imagine your grief. I will lift both you, Jim, and Mary Ann In prayer as well as your entire family.
Mary Ann Haag Carbonell

Karen Klicker

January 11, 2014

Mary Ann and Jim,
So very sorry that you have have lost your first born son. We have been thinking of you daily and send our deepest condolences. From all of the posts he must of been just as kind and special as both of you.

January 11, 2014

You were an angel and now you in there presence. will always miss you. God Bless