Eric Hecht

Eric Hecht

December 27, 1969 - December 02, 2021

Eric Hecht

December 27, 1969 - December 02, 2021


Eric Hecht

Over 20 years ago, I met Eric Hecht at a New Year’s Eve party.  The night ended with a kiss and we married in 2002!

What first attracted me to Eric was his extreme wit, smile, dimples and his sense of humor.  He was also extremely intelligent, graduated high school and was a Sophomore upon joining UCSB (must have been all those AP classes).  He was kind, good and very friendly and that is what I will remember most.  He was the life of the party.  We shared many years of laughter and fun.  He took me to Italy (my dream) before we had our most precious gift, Nicholas Sebastian Hecht.   This was by far the best gift we were both given.

Eric was 51 when he passed on December 2, 2021.  When Eric  graduated from UCSB, his father passed away on 12/2.  He was very close to his father (looks so much like him) and he would go sailing with him a lot as they had a sailboat.  He loved his mother like no other and was such a great help to her.  He did not wish to leave Nick and I or any of us and I know he loves us greatly.  His last wish was that I set up a page like this for Nick as he worried so much for his future.   A charity for mental illness research would also be a great alternative to a GoFund me because it is something many people do not address for shame or other reasons but I think it effects more people than we will ever know.  Please always remember him smiling and laughing as this was who he is and was.

Thank you to all of our family and friends who have known us and helped us during this very difficult time.  We are still in shock.  I still buy him chocolate bars…the house is very quiet but we are convinced he is finally resting in peace with his dad and my mom and all of his relatives.  Please continue to keep us all in your prayers.  He wanted everyone to know that there was nothing any of us could have done to prevent this unfortunate outcome.  We love you all!

The funeral will be held at St. Timothy’s in Laguna Niguel on December 21st @ 10am PST and the burial following at El Toro Memorial Park/Cemetery @12pm for the final blessing.

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: December 21, 2021 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: St Timothy's Catholic Church
  • Location: 29102 Crown Valley Pkwy Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-1865 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 249-4091

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: December 21, 2021 (12:00 PM)
  • Venue: El Toro Memorial Park
  • Location: 25751 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-9102

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10 responses to Eric Hecht

  1. Gina Hecht says:

    Dear Eric,

    I think about you every second of the day, it is so hard to believe you will not be walking through our door. I hope you have eternal rest and peace. We love you so much forever.

    Gina and Nick

  2. Eric you have always been someone we love and admire- a very handsome man, quick witted, beautiful smile. We all love being with you and your family. We only wish we could’ve had more time with you to enjoy We think of you often and pray for you and your family.
    Your smile and your wet will always be engraved in our hearts. We love you Erick.

  3. Gina I’m so sorry… wish I could have met him as I recall you always raving about him. Wishing you and your son comfort in such a difficult time, huge hugs from Chicago

  4. Eric (or Surfer Eric as I always called you), I remember hanging out together at our place in Hermosa many years ago. You never failed to crack me up. I haven’t seen you in a while, but I remember having a drink at Shellbacks some time ago and discussing careers. My heart breaks that you are no longer with us. I know that you will live forever in the hearts & minds of your family, friends and those that you touched over the years.

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