Edward G. Reitz


Edward G. "Ed" Reitz, 62, of Winfield, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Eddie George, as he was known to his siblings, grew up near Agustaville. He was born on Jan. 7, 1957, in Sunbury, one of 10 children born to the late James D. and Florence (Wintersteen) Reitz.

Ed was a kind, warmhearted, and witty soul. He graduated from Shikellamy with the class of 1974. He enjoyed growing up in, as he said, "The best years" when life was simple and had meaning. His love of cars, especially Camaros, brought him joy, also camping at the Susquehana River, boating, fishing, water skiing, and teaching others to love the sports as well.
Ed was employed for 42 years at the Sunbury Textile Mill, currently known as Glen Raven.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine C. (Kline) Reitz; one daughter and her fiancé, Elyssa Reitz and Blair Snyder of Middleburg; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Bob and Terri Reitz, of Sunbury, Daniel and Dianna Reitz, of Sunbury, Jeffrey and Molly Reitz, of Selinsgrove, and Michael Reitz; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Tammy and Jason Roush of Middleburg, Judy and Paul Elsasser of Mount Pleasant Mills, Ginger and Steve Gelnett of North Carolina, and Margaret "Peg" Lenig; sister-in-law, Dorothy Weikel of Winfield; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Wanda Kline of Winfield; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews that he enjoyed going fishing and camping with; and lifelong friends, John and Donna Rothermel and Gary and Kathy Kerstetter.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Vicki Reitz whom was married to Dale Reitz of Sunbury.

Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at St. John's "Dry Valley" Church, Winfield, with the Rev. Kenneth J. Steckel officiating.
Burial will be in Guier "Dry Valley" Cemetery, Winfield.

Contributions in Edward's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. John's "Dry Valley" Church, 3667 Route 304, Winfield, PA 17889.
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