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|In Memoriam - 2010 Dick Heintz - Obituary|
Perhaps you have heard that Dick Heintz of Yellow Bird passed away on Monday AM.
Dick and his father raced for many years, and were part of the original Pirate's Cove organization.
Richard Louis Heintz, Sr., 76, of Harwood, Maryland, died in his home of natural causes on March 1st, 2010.
Dick grew up in Arlington, VA until 14 and was a resident of Harwood for 62 years.
He graduated Class of 1951 from Southern High School and attended the University of Maryland.
Later, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at the Nike Base in Pittsburgh, PA.
He became a successful businessman and was former president of Williams & Heintz Map Corporation.
He never retired, but was proud to be passing on the business to his family
As an avid skier for 45 years and a member of the 70+ Ski Club, he skied at over 130 ski areas around the country,
and continued skiing through 2009.
Dick was a lifelong sailing enthusiast, spending his summers on the Chesapeake Bay.
A competitive one-design sailboat racer and successful offshore sailor, he christened each of his boats “Yellow Bird”.
He was a member of University of MD Gymkana Troupe, West River Sailing Club, Pirates Cove Race Club,
Scout Master of Troup 853, and the Mountain Club of Maryland.
His life was very centered on his family and he included them in all of his activities.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Heintz, his sister Judith Heintz of Harwood, 4 children, Holly Budd of Sunderland, MD,
Rick Heintz of Columbia, MD, Bill Heintz of Bronx, NY, and Robin Anderson of Harwood, MD, 7 grand children,
Victory, Ivy, Sparky, Willow, Keegan, Jarrett, and Keri.
On March 6th, 2010, friends and family are welcome to gather at the West River Sailing Club in Galesville, MD for a memorial service
from 1 to 2pm. A reception to follow from 2 to 4pm.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to a local charity.