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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11 responses to Eric Hecht

  1. Gina, I am so sad to hear this heartbreaking news. Prayers, hugs, strength and love for you and your son. Heartfelt condolences and may he rest in eternal peace 

  2. My deepest sympathies to you and your son! I was so shocked. I never had the opportunity to meet your husband, but I remember at work you always talked about him w love and adoration. Please let me know if there is anything I can do you for you and your son. You will be in my prayer continuously. Love and hugs.

  3. Gina and Nick,

    Matt and I are thinking about you and your family. We are here for you.

    Kristy and Matt

  4. Patty Burke says:


    I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending you and Nick big hugs and lots of love from Idaho. My heartfelt condolences to you and the family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

    Much love – Patty

  5. Our prayers and condolences are for your family brother. We’ll miss seeing your smiling face. You were an amazing cousin to my dad’s side of the family. May God bless Nick and Gina always.

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