Mary Louise Obituary, Death – With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Mary Louise Heintz at the age of 71, on a tranquil Friday morning at Crouse Hospital, after displaying incredible courage during her brief battle. She leaves behind a profound void that will be deeply felt by all who knew her.
Mary Lou was a source of pride as a distinguished graduate of Oswego Catholic High School in 1969, followed by her academic achievements at Cayuga Community College in 1971.
She dedicated a significant portion of her professional life to Niagara Mohawk/NRG, making an indelible mark at the Oswego Steam Station where she was a beloved and enduring presence.
Her retirement in 2006 allowed her to pursue her passions, including golf, travel, volunteering, and cherishing moments with her cherished family and friends.
A beacon of love and warmth, Mary Lou touched the lives of many through her involvement in yoga and aerobics at the YMCA, as well as her presence at the Oswego Country Club, where she formed lifelong bonds with her beloved Saturday Sisters.
Additionally, her philanthropic efforts alongside her fellow volunteers at Human Concerns impacted countless lives. Known for her heartwarming gestures, Mary Lou brightened the world with her delectable batch of cookies and her legendary triple chocolate cake.
Mary Lou is survived by her devoted husband, Lawrence Heintz, her loving son, Andrew (Allison) Heintz, and her siblings Jack (Candy) Burke, Joe (Karen) Burke, and Nancy Czerow.
She also leaves behind her brother-in-law Richard Heintz, numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews, whom she cherished dearly and frequently shared photos of. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Ruth Burke, her brother-in-law Mike Czerow, and her father and mother-in-law, Edward and Anne Heintz.
Although Mary Lou wished for simplicity, we gather together to honor her memory. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 6th, from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Dowdle Funeral Home.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, July 7th, at 11:30 am at the Christ the Good Shepherd Church. In lieu of floral tributes, donations to the Oswego Human Concern Center are welcomed at 85 East Fourth St., Oswego, N.Y. 13126.
And as a personal remembrance of Mary Lou, indulge in a hot fudge sundae—a sweet treat that she would have undoubtedly cherished.