August Reitz Jr., 74

OSWEGO, NY – August Reitz Jr., 74, of Oswego, passed away Monday September 29, 2014.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late August and Rose (Trenca) Reitz.

August Reitz Jr.
August Reitz Jr.

He retired from the Painters’ Union #38.

He was the eye of the river and an avid fisherman.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph (Tina) Reitz of Syracuse and Tony (Sandy) Reitz of North Carolina; a daughter, Angela (Robert) Kneaskern of Auburn; a brother, Phillip Reitz; three sisters, Carol (Larry) Stuber of New Jersey, Patti (Denis) Virgin of Oswego and Kathy (Joe) Ponzi of Oswego; grandchildren, Noelle Reitz, Ameli Reitz, Josh (Sarah) Kneaskern, Jessica Kneaskern, Brandon Reitz, Julia Reitz; a great-grandchild, Christian Kneaskern; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his siblings, James and Joseph Reitz, Mary Manwaring and Diane Hall.

Calling hours will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St. Oswego.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Road, second floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

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