Martha L. Heintz, 94, Massena
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 7:57 pm

The memorial service for Martha L. Heintz, 94, of Glenn Street, Massena will be held at Emmanuel Congregational Church, 39 W. Orvis St, Massena. The time and date of the memorial service will be announced at a later date. There will be no calling hours. Phillips Memorial Home, Inc. of Massena will be handling the arrangements.

Martha passed away quietly in the company of her loving caregivers Tuesday, July 13, 2010.

She is survived by her nephews, Ward and Kathy Heintz of Jenkintown, PA and Thomas and Carol Heintz of Port St. Lucie, FL; and by her nieces, Judy Corey of Lancaster, Kathy Heintz of Virginia Beach, VA, Thomas and Shirley Ross of Canton, Michigan, and Victoria Heintz of Garland, TX; along with many grand nieces and grand nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Howard Heintz; and by one nephew, Timothy Heintz.

Martha was born in Ilion, August 31, 1915, the daughter of Frederick and Laura Fetcha Heintz. She graduated from llion High School and went to Oswego State Teachers College where she achieved her Masters Degree in education. Throughout her schooling she played the violin, piano and organ. She began her teaching career in Woodstock, teaching the orchestra and choir. After two years she obtained a position in Massena teaching at Washington and then Nightengale Elementary Schools, from which she retired.

Martha was a long time member of Emmanuel Congregational Church in Massena. She served on several boards including the Black River and St. Lawrence Association and the New York State Women’s Conference. She was a sixty-two year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Worthy Matron in Massena in 1961, 1989, 1995, and 1997. In 1968 she held the office of Second St. Lawrence Distict Deputy Grand Matron of the State of NY.

Martha enjoyed a lifelong love of music and gardening. She played the organ for her own enjoyment throughout her life. Until she was in her late 80’s she put in a large vegetable and flower garden every year at her summer home on Lake Oneida. She baked delicious cookies and her oatmeal raisin cookies were a family favorite. She enjoyed oil painting and participated in many local art classes and shows. Martha was also a member of the Retired Teachers’ Association.

She always enjoyed meeting with her fellow teachers at the beginning of the new school year and made a point be in Massana then. She was also a member of the Massena Garden Club and the Massena Bridge Club.

Contributions in her honor may be made to Emmanuel Congregational Church, Massena. Online condolences may be made to