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Lamar E. "Lem" Reitz, 82, of Klingerstown, passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Lamar was born Feb. 5, 1935, in Rebuck, a son of the late Catherine L. (Drumheller) and Cloyd E. Reitz.

He graduated from the Mahanoy Joint High School and was employed as a marble and granite finisher with Interstate Tile and Mantel.

He was a member of Salem Church of Rough and Ready and had served as a deacon on the Consistory.

Lamar was also a member of the Lykens Valley Roamers Campers Club, the Klingerstown and Mahantongo Fire Companies and a member of the Bricklayers Local 5 of Harrisburg.

He enjoyed woodworking, camping, hunting, and he built napkin holders and rebuilt the infant swings for the Klingerstown Carnival Ground.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruby (Erdman) Reitz, they were married June 18, 1960.

Lamar is also survived by a daughter, Lori , wife of Kyle Brown, of Klingerstown; a sister, Leah Underkoffler, of Mandata; three grandchildren, Kody, Keli and Kara Brown; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Lynn and Larry Reitz.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Salem Church of Rough and Ready, 11 Church Road, Klingerstown. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Mark Rothermel officiating.
Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salem Church Memorial Fund 1128 Ridge Rd Klingerstown, PA 17941.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book please visit www.srrfh.com.
Published on November 6, 2017
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