• Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home
    Jacksonville, FL
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Joshua Andrew Heinz 1982 - 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
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.~*
January 14, 2014
My condolences to the entire Heinz family for this sudden and tragic loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
January 14, 2014
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
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
January 11, 2014
Miss your smiling face and presence. May God be with you and your family at this time of lost. God Bless
January 11, 2014
My condolences to the family. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
January 10, 2014
Dear Mary Ann, Jim, Jennifer, and Ryan,
We are deeply saddened to hear about Josh. We both remember him and the whole family from your days at Assumption School. Josh was a great kid and I only have fond memories of him in my class in third grade. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this tragic time.
With deepest sympathy, Shirley Valbuena and "Coach" Valbuena
January 10, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this heartbreaking time. We are so very sorry for your loss. We knew Josh thru our son Brian and came to know him as a wonderful young man with a quick smile and always so well mannered. We appreciated the wonderful friend he was to Brian and the way they were always there for each other. I personally will never hear the word "Ma'am" and not smile and think of Josh. Always the perfect gentleman.
We are honored to have known him.
Caroline and Charlie Mann
January 10, 2014
I went to school with Josh at Assumption and will always remember him as a caring, wonderful person. When I first heard the news, the description I heard of Josh made me think of him, though I didn't want it to be true. Please know I will forever be thinking and praying for Josh and the family.
January 10, 2014
Missing you Josh.

Heather Smith
January 10, 2014
Dear Jim and family, We are sorry to hear of your loss. We didn't know Josh, but we want to offer our condolences and let you know we are thinking of you. Scott Oko and family
January 10, 2014
Dear Jim and Mary Ann, I am so sorry that you have had to suffer through this terrible tragedy that has claimed the loss of your son. I can not imagine the pain that you must be gong through. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time. Irene and Gasper
January 10, 2014
Dear Jim and Mary Ann and family, we send our deepest sympathies to you at this very hard time. Josh was a wonderful kid. I know in the short time I and my kids knew him, he was a breath of fresh air. Kyle had the benefit of knowing him longing and remembers the many great moments they had together. I hope that you can find strength in your sorrow with time. Your commitment to the Paws Park on behalf of Josh is a beautiful sentiment. Im sure he will be proud. Many hugs, kisses and bones to Jackson.
January 10, 2014
Dear Jim, Mary Ann and Family,
Bob and I send our deepest condolence to you and your family at this most difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Bob and Diane Swayze
January 10, 2014
Mary Ann, Jim and family,
I am truly sorry that you are having to endure the pain of this tragic loss. I hope that the wonderful memories of Josh that you all share and the closeness of your family will comfort you and help you heal. My thoughts are with you.
January 10, 2014
Tommy and I did not knowJoshua, but reading the messages we know he must have been a lovely young man who will be greatly missed. We are praying and tHinking of you, Jim and Mary Ann and your family during this painful time. God Bless you both. Marian and Tommy Edwards.
January 10, 2014
Dear Jim, Mary Ann and Family,

We are so sorry and saddened by this tradegy that has claimed the life of Josh. Our hearts go out to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Margaret and Travis Storey
January 09, 2014
Dear Jim and Mary Ann,
We cannot imagine the depth of your loss. Josh will be remembered as he was, kind, outgoing, friendly and a smile to all he came in contact with. I remember his excitement years ago when he got his first new car and how proud he was. We pray for you,Jennifer and Ryan and know that God will give you the strength and comfort to know Josh now sits by his side. God Bless You,

Jack and JoAnn
January 09, 2014
May God bless you at this time and comfort you.
Our family is thinking of you.
David, Nancy, David J. and Phillip Crow
January 09, 2014
Josh was a great friend and neighbor. We walked around the neighborhood almost daily together. Jackson and my dog Buster were great friends. He will be deeply missed by all of us who loved having him here. We all thought the world of him and considered him family. I am so sorry for your loss and I am praying for your family during this difficult time.
January 09, 2014
Mr and Mrs. Heinz, Jennifer and Family, and Ryan, I am thinking of your family and praying for God to comfort you. I will always remember Josh as a kind and outgoing friend. He was one of my first friends at Episcopal, and I will always remember him as always ready and willing to help in anything with everything he can. The world lost a shining light, but he has touched so many lives, mine included.
January 09, 2014
Dear Jim, Mary Ann and family,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God strengthen and comfort you all at this tragic time. Our hearts break for you....
In Christ,
Reba Reid
Steve and Debra Vining
January 09, 2014
Jim and MaryAnn - Words cannot express my sorrow over the news of Josh. You two have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly since hearing the sad news. I pray for comfort and peace for you both along with Jennifer and Ryan. Josh was a wonderful person. He will be missed.
January 09, 2014
Dear Jim and Mary Ann - I am so sorry to learn of your tragic loss. One of my son's is very close in age to Josh and is the same kind of friendly and outgoing person. I cried when I heard the news. I pray for your strength during this terribly difficult time. Your friend always.
January 09, 2014
Dear Jim, Mary Ann, Jennifer and Ryan we are so sorry to hear about the loss of Josh. You are all in our thoughts and prayers through this heartbreaking time.
Karen Teschner and family.
January 09, 2014
Our sympathy and prayers to all members of Josh's family. We are neighbors of Josh and Jackson and are grieving his tragic passing. Jackson and our two Corgis played together when Josh and Jackson were out on their walks/runs, and we always enjoyed sharing our love for the Gators with Josh. May God lift you up and grant you peace.
Phillip and Beverly Connell, Jacksonville, FL
January 09, 2014
Dear Jim and Mary Ann - Please know that you're in our thoughts and prayers at the tragic loss of Josh. My deepest sympathies -

Jay Rolfe
January 09, 2014
I have been disabled the past few years. Josh and his dog were never too busy to stop and help me when they saw me struggling with a trash can, groceries or anything for that matter. That is something not one other neighbor has ever done. He was a wonderful, caring young man that touched more lives than most are aware of. Jim and Mary Ann I wish this world had more people like your son. He made it a better place to live. He will be sadly missed. FIOH'S
January 09, 2014
Dear Mary Ann and Jim,
We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and healing through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jane and Steve
January 09, 2014
Parents, I don't know the family, and I didn't know your son, but I want you to know, how sorry I am about the loss of your child. Appears to me, your son was a kind person, judging from the lovely photos. Blessings to you. Melvina Brown
January 09, 2014
Jim, Mary Ann and family, I am so sorry to learn of Josh's passing. May God take Josh into His loving arms and may He bless and comfort all of you in the days ahead.
January 09, 2014
Know that people like me who never met your son are keeping you all and him in our prayers.
January 08, 2014
Dear Mary Ann and Jim,
Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I loved the pictures, what great memories you have. Love to you all,
Richard and Hope
January 08, 2014
Dear Jim & Mary Ann:

You have our deepest sympathies at this time we will continue to keep you on our prayer list and you have been in our thoughts all week. Mike and Cathy Herr ( Lakeland, Florida)
January 08, 2014
I will miss seeing Josh and Jackson talking their walks in the neighborhood and stopping to chat for a few minutes. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Ann Sembach
January 08, 2014
Josh and Jackson were a vibrant part of our little neighborhood "family". His patience with our kids petting and playing with Jackson, his kind and sincere heart, and his genuine goodness will be missed! Although we do not know Josh's family, please know that josh was known all throughout the neighborhood and cared about by all who had the honor of knowing and interacting with him.
January 08, 2014
Our hearts break for your loss. We remember his blond curls and early years in Indianapolis. Keeping you close in thought and prayer.
Tom and Patty Oberhausen (Fort Wayne, IN)
January 08, 2014
It only feels like yesterday that I saw him everyday in class and at lunch. Josh was always a great friend and one who didn't even have to try to make you laugh or smile. He was a faithful friend and caring one… one with a HUGE heart. I always remember how he was very attentive to his sister Jenn and nodded to her every time she passed by… Its really hard to believe that so much energy and charisma is not going to be with us anymore. I recently saw him from far away and he gave a big wave and a HEY!!! I could feel his energy from far… My deepest condolences to the Heinz family especially his parents, Jenn and Ryan. I hope your smiling from where ever you are. May you Rest in peace.
January 08, 2014
Dear Jim, Mary Ann, Jennifer & Ryan,
We are so sorry for you all. We remember Josh during Allstars and what a nice young man he was and great with the boys encouraging them constantly. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.
January 08, 2014
Jim I am lost for words but I did want you and your family to know my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.
January 08, 2014
Josh was the best friend a person could have and like a brother to many. Always positive, Josh had a unique way of making those around him better people. He was kind, caring, generous, and always willing to lend a helping hand. The one thing that always amazed me was his ability to meet new friends, he knew everyone and everyone knew Big Josh. My heart breaks for the entire Heinz family, Josh loved his family above all else and was so proud of his parents and siblings. I am going to miss Josh every time I see a golf course, watch a basketball or football game, hear anything about the University of Florida, or do anything that Josh loved to do. I could go on for pages about how Josh improved all of the lives he touched, but those of us lucky enough to have known him already know how great Josh truly was. Please keep Josh and his family in your prayers as we celebrate his life. Josh, you will be truly missed, rest in peace brother.
January 08, 2014
The Everlasting Light: those we love must someday pass beyond our present sight...must leave us and the world we know without their radiant light. But we know that like a candle their lovely light will shine to brighten up another place, more perfect more divine...And in the realm of Heaven where they shine so warm and bright,our loved ones live forevermore in God's eternal light.

Praying for your family as you walk through this heartbreak. May God bring you His Peace. Hugs, Maria Novak
January 08, 2014
Josh was a good neighbor and a friend to all. Will miss seeing him and Jackson on their walks. My thoughts and heart go out to you. Nanci Guest
January 08, 2014
Remembering the good times, his birth, playdates and fun. Heartfelt sympathy.
January 08, 2014
I guess that it's true that bad things happen to good people, Josh was good people. I'll miss my daily encounters and conversations with you (and Jackson).
January 08, 2014
Mary Ann and Jim: We are so very sorry for your tragic loss. Something like this can never be explained. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest sympathy, J.M. & Patty Vieck
January 08, 2014
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
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