Paul A. Reitz, 91, of 218 N. Fourth St., Sunbury, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.
He was born March 31, 1926, in Hunter's Station, a son of the late Alvin and Ida Lizzie (Rebuck) Reitz. On Feb. 26, 1951, he married the former Helen L. Gurtner who preceded him in death in 1980.
Paul attended Shamokin schools. In 1945, he joined the Army serving honorably during World War II as a squad leader for Company F 112th Infantry 28th Division. He saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and later served with the occupying force in Germany.
Paul was trained as diesel mechanic at Williamsport Tech and worked for 32½ at Cummen Diesel in Ashland.
He was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury.
Paul was a gentle man, a loving husband and father, and a good friend. He loved tinkering and building things and never ran out of interesting projects to keep him busy during his many years of retirement. He also enjoyed gardening and he was a wonderful cook. He was always very proud of his son who loved him very much. Paul loved the Lord Jesus Christ and his life's decisions were guided by his Christian values. He was a great guy and he always had a kind word for everyone he met.
He is survived by his son, Robert A. Reitz, of Sunbury; and nephews, Paul and Kerry Williard.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey P. Reitz in 1965; two brothers, Norman and Harlan Reitz; and one sister, Mary Williard.
Friends and family may visit from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, Fifth and Market streets, Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 2, with the Rev. Richard Fangmann officiating.
Interment will be in the Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
Arrangements are by the David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury.
Condolences may be made at davidzweierfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 2, 2017