Frank Osborne Heintz, retired public servant and former Baltimore Gas & Electric Company President, died from pancreatic cancer at his home in Charlottesville, VA, on January 24, 2018. Frank, 73, leaves behind his wife of 52 years, June, son Aron C. Heintz, daughter Adrienne A. Dent, grandchildren Laurel and Alden Dent, brother Paul Heintz of Philadelphia, PA, sisters Mary Allyn Lindsay of Bedford, VA, and Anne Heintz of Weaverville, NC, and 14 beloved nieces and nephews. Frank was born to Col. Edward Allee (USAAF) and Allyn Allee (nee Capron) in Boca Raton, FL, on March 12, 1944. Col. Allee died while on duty later that year, and Allyn later married Col. Leo H. Heintz, who adopted and fathered Frank, Paul, and Mary Allyn and together had Anne. Frank and June Rutledge met and married in the summer of 1965. Every weekend Frank rode his motorcycle from Connecticut to Virginia to visit June before graduating from Yale University in 1966. After serving in the Peace Corps in Maharashtra, India, Frank and June settled in Baltimore in 1968 and taught in Baltimore City Schools. Frank's 1970 election to the Maryland House of Delegates launched a 25-year career in state and local government. While serving as state delegate, Frank earned a law degree from the University of Maryland. Frank's public roles included Baltimore City Councilor, Executive Director of the Employment Security Administration, and Chairman of the Public Service Commission where he served for 13 years. Following his years of public service, Frank moved to the private sector, and he retired as President and CEO of BG&E in 2004. Frank and June were active members of Woodbrook Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school and served as treasurer. Frank and June moved to Charlottesville to be near their daughter's family. From Charlottesville Frank served 8 years on the Board of Directors for Pepco Holdings, Inc. Throughout his career, and in his personal life, Frank practiced fairness in judgement, steadfast leadership, stewardship toward others, and simple kindness. Among his family, neighbors, and immediate community, Frank will be remembered for his street soccer scrimmages, his storytelling, his graceful bicycling around town and his genuine, generous smile. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Memorial Church at 1700 University Ave. in Charlottesville on Sunday, February 4, at 2:00pm. A reception will follow. Please honor Frank by listening carefully to others-one of Frank's many life gifts.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Jan. 30, 2018.