Eric Heinz Obituary, Death – We regret to inform you of the death of Eric Matthew Heinz, 29, of Draper, Utah. Eric died unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, November 23rd, at the University of Utah hospital in Salt Lake City. Eric was diagnosed with acute stage 4 APL Leukemia that afternoon and fought valiantly alongside an exceptional team of doctors until he died later that evening, with his parents by his side. Eric is survived by his parents, Ron and Tricia Heinz, siblings Ronnie Heinz, Addy Calonica, and Nate Heinz, as well as nieces and nephews Billie Shae and Colton Calonica. Eric’s paternal grandparents, Ron and Sherry Heinz, and maternal grandmother, Joan Blatz, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, survive him.

Eric was born on January 2, 1993 in Fairfax, Virginia. Eric’s family moved to Draper when he was two years old, and he lived in the Salt Lake City area for the majority of his life, except for his time away at school. Eric went to the Skaggs Catholic Center in Draper from kindergarten to high school, graduating with honors from Juan Diego Catholic High School in 2011. He later earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy from Reykjavik University in Iceland. Eric joined Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City after graduation and worked on the derivatives trading team, supporting institutional clients.

Eric excelled at football, lacrosse, and track in high school before moving on to weightlifting, boxing, hiking, and yoga. He captained the state-champion Juan Diego High School football team for three seasons and was a member of three championship seasons. Eric was a Delta Tau fraternity member and officer at the University of San Diego, and he was involved in a number of academic organizations while in Iceland. He and his father, Ron, loved hiking in Millcreek Canyon, and he was very close to his mother. Eric and his mother shared many interests, particularly cooking. Eric spent as much time as he could with his siblings, visiting them in Texas and Lake Travis.

Above all, Eric was a generous and kind soul who will be remembered as an honest and kind man. He was a special uncle to his niece and nephew, always willing to assist anyone in need. On Saturday, December 10th, at 10:00 a.m., a funeral mass and celebration of life will be held at St. John the Baptist Church in Draper, Utah.