Bryan K. Heinrich, 53, passed away on Sunday, July 26th, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia. Bryan (BR) was born on May 31st, 1967 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was the son of Richard Heinrich and Linda Parks Santos. He is survived by his wife, Christine Heinrich; his stepson, Shayne Blose, his father, Richard Heinrich (Roseann); his sister, Tammy Stafford (Doug), his stepsisters, Annette Bowman and Trisha Kraemer; his niece, Katlyn Stafford; and his nephews, Keith Michel Heinrich, Keegan Bryan Heinrich and Zack Stafford. He grew up in Virginia Beach and was a 1985 graduate of Princess Anne High School. He went on to complete an apprenticeship program with the Newport News Shipyard at the Norfolk Vocational Center as a Plumber and Pipefitter where he is still a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 110. Bryan was a skilled Plumber, Pipefitter and Heating and Air Conditioning Technician. He worked in this field at the Newport News Shipyard, Warwick Heating and Plumbing and Hampton Roads Mechanical. He was currently employed with Virginia Beach City Public Schools as a HVAC III Technician.
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He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Parks Santos, his brother Keith Heinrich, and his step-brother, Joe Russ. You could find him in his teens around anything that had wheels. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and on any given Sunday you could find him in front of the television enjoying the race and pulling for Jimmie Johnson to get the checkered flag. He enjoyed food, and you would often find him cooking for his family and friends at family gatherings. Family gatherings always had a special place in his heart as he was a sensitive person and cherished time spent with his family. He will mostly be remembered as “that” guy you could depend on. It didn’t matter whether you were family, friend or stranger. If he was called on to lend support, he did not hesitate to do whatever he could to help in the situation. His family and close friends would like you to join them for his celebration of life.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 with a celebration of life to follow at 1:00 pm at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations.