George William Heintz, III beloved husband and father passed away peacefully on January 30, 2021 in Savannah, Ga., after a brief illness.
Born in Newport, Rhode Island on July 11,1945, to the late George W. and Marjorie Heintz.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Julie Glisson Heintz and son, George William Heintz, IV; brothers, Steve Heintz (Norma) Cranston R.I and Paul (Marilyn) Mililani, Hi; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.
After serving in the United States Air Force with an Honorable discharge, George began working in the Hospitably industry for the remainder of his career. After retiring he was known to many on Skidaway Island as Guy Friday.
George was a member of St. James Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. His passions were traveling, reading, and skiing. He enjoyed time with his family, his favorite thing in life was the” Magical Mysteries Tours” with his son.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion or a charity of your choice. Please share your memories online guestbook at foxandweeks.com.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Febuary 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church. Live stream will be available at St. James Catholic Church - Livestream.
Burial will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.
Julie and Young George, Words can not express the heartbreak I feel with the news of George's passing. The Greatest Boss, Mentor and Friend a person could be Blessed with. I carry his many lessons with me daily and will continue to do so. Please accept my deepest condolences on your very profound loss. Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do. I Love you guys. Lisa Bell
- Lisa Bell, NEWPORT, RI
- Lisa Bell, NEWPORT, RI
I am heartbroken at your loss I loved George like he was one of my older brothers I will miss him dearly.
- Dennis R Elledge, Quincy, California
we knew George as he often came in our store to retrieve sold furnishings for his customers. We will miss seeing him and we pray that his memory be placed in a bright light and his family remember happy and well times. He is forever healed. God Bless you all. Lynn & Brooke Clutter
- Lynn & Brooke at Clutter Furnishings & Interiors, Savannah, GA
I knew George from the Pickle Barrel in Killington VT. The best bartender and judge of character I have ever worked with. We lost touch after I married and got out of the alcohol business, until several years ago on facebook. I'm glad I got to share some of my extensive photo library of those days with him. Rest in Peace, Trucker, and leave your love for your family in their hearts. It's Show Time, folks!
- Digger O'Dell, Killington, VT
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish you (Julie), young George, and your whole family healing and peace. Love, Love, Love, you all, Lorie, Joe and boys
- Lorie and Joe Loughborough, Newport, RI
Julie and George, We were so saddened to learn of George's passing. He's been an active part of this community for so many years and will be sorely missed. May your hearts be filled with joyful memories of the good times.
- Teri and Chip Grayson, SAVANNAH, GA
Mike and I were saddened to hear about George’s passing. We had no idea he had been sick. Our deepest condolences to you, George and your family. You are in our hearts and thoughts. Our heartfelt sympathies.
- Ann Scott, Savannah , Ga
Julie, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I will always remember your wedding, Mudville and McAllister Manor....George was always good to our gang! Kelle' O'Connor -Newport
Dearest Jules and George, I’m so sorry I can’t be there in your time of grief. You both are enveloped in my heart. Russ and I pray for your grief to be lessened in some small way.
- Nancy and Russ Howard, Buckeye , AZ
Dear Julie & George I have no idea what to say except I am terribly sorry to hear about the passing of one of my favorite people of all time. My mentor, my boss, my big "brother" and most importantly, my pal. I learned so much from him and especially our conversations at 3am over a few beers after work in a concerted effort to solve the world's problems. We thought we did anyway. To say he was an influence and a guidance in my life would be an understatement. I loved him dearly and will miss him even more knowing we won't have a talk again. My love and prayers to you both. God bless. All my best. Lee
- Lee, Coventry , Rhode Island
So sorry for this loss Julie and George. My heart holds many fond memories of you all. Love Maria, Lauren, Mason
- Maria Gilman, Newport, RI
We are so saddened to hear about George’s passing. Julie and young George, please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love, Lori and Whitey
- Lori and Whitey Russell, Newport, RI
Julie and Georgie, I’m terribly sorry to hear the news. Big George was always the giant in the room but with such heart felt words and wisdom. I love you guys so much.
- Jono, Newport, RI
Julie and George, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My heart is with you both, and I pray your memories bring you happiness and comfort in all the days ahead. Sending all my love.
- Stephanie Smith, Savannah, GA
Maureen just told us of George’s passing. We are so shocked and saddened. Julie, you are in our thoughts and prayers as you move through this difficult time.
- Annie Schemmel & Jim Winters, Savannah, GA
Julie, young George & family members. I was saddened to hear of George’s passing. He was one of a kind in a group of one of a kind guys that worked in the hospitality industry in Newport. I was blessed to have him work with me on Goat Island with his and my friends as it turned out .He will be forever missed. Our prayers are with you & your family.
- Greg Gamon, Jamestown, RI
Julie and George IV, Andy and I are heartbroken to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you in the days, weeks and months to come. My sweet Julie, you have been by my side through my serious challenges these last couple of years, and I'll never be able to thank you enough for that. I just don't know what I would have done without you. I only wish I could be there for you in the same way now, when you need it. Just know my heart is with you, and I love you so very much. Pam Brown
- Pamela Brown, Brunswick, GA
Julie we are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
- Mark and Kelley Miller, Savannah , Georgia
George, you were the best big brother a person could ever have. Very proud of you and your family. May God watch over you. Me Ke Aloha Nui. With Great Love. Paul, Marilyn, Melissa, and Christine.
- Paul Heintz, Mililani, Hawaii
Julie & George So very sorry for your loss. Paul and I are here for you. If there is anything we can do please call. Treasure the beautiful memories. Judy & Paul
- Judy & Paul Ganem, Pooler, Ga
May God hold George in the Palm of His Hand
- Kerry A Shaw, Savannah, Georgia
Julie - I was heartbroken to hear George passed away. My thoughts and prayers have been with you and George for past several weeks and will continue. May the memories and love of family and friends surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
- Suzanne Kirkeby, Savannah , GA
Dear Julie and family, I just heard the news about George. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, father, brother, cousin & friend. He was always a fun guy! The wedding was a blast...it’s all on tape! I think the music soundtrack was Phil Collins. Groovy Kind of Love, yes indeed. May joyous memories comfort you all the days you grieve. Love, Beth PS I’m in your club. Phil passed in 2017.
- Beth Ward, Newport, Ri
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Mass of Christian Burial
- 11:00AM on Thu, February 11, 2021
- St. James Catholic Church
8412 Whitefield Avenue (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- on Thu, February 11, 2021
- Greenwich Cemetery
330 Greenwich Road (map)
Savannah GA 31404