Herman Heintz, born June 28, 1934, in Newark, N.J., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ March 4, 2020, at age 85.

After a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, he died with his wife Doris at his bedside. Herman was a loving son, husband, brother, father, Christian and friend. Formerly of Union, Herman resided in Concord, N.H. at the time of his death.

Born to Fredrick and Emily Heintz, Herman grew up in Irvington, N.J.

As a natural athlete, Herman played baseball and basketball and was a tenacious competitor. Later in life, running gave him an additional outlet.

Herman’s true passion, however, was his faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After a degree from Houghton College, Herman pursued a seminary degree at Gordon Divinity School where he began his life-long pursuit of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.

He began full-time church ministry in Beverly, Mass. and West Stephentown, N.Y. Herman continued this life calling through various roles including Christian and public education and administration, and served as a district manager for Guy Gannett Publications in mid-coast Maine.

Following “retirement,” Herman continued serving by working in special education at Medomak Valley High School.

In each of these roles, Herman shared his love and faith with others. He impacted countless people over the years, even sharing his faith with his doctors and nurses in his last days.

Herman and his wife Doris (McLain) recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They loved spending time with their five children and 17 grandchildren. The Canadian Maritimes were especially dear to them.

Herman is survived by his wife, Doris and his five children and their spouses: Rebecca Pitkin (Mike), Stephen Heintz (Pamela), Catherine Hofford (Gregg), Charissa Rogers (Gabe) and Joanna Heintz and their seventeen grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, as well as nieces and nephews.

Services will be announced.