Philip R. ‘Jocko’ Reitz, 78

OSWEGO, NY – Philip R. “Jocko” Reitz, 78, a resident of Oswego, passed away Friday October 17, 2014, at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Philip and Laura (Corradino) Reitz.

Philip R. ‘Jocko’ Reitz
Philip R. ‘Jocko’ Reitz

He was the owner and operator of the Ritz Diner.

Surviving are his son, Philip R. Reitz Jr.; his mother, Cynthia J. Rollin; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Rose Spinelli, Betty Torres, Mary Ann Haynes and Dorothy Scaccia.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Church.

Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 3-7 p.m. Wednesday and 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

Donations can be made to the Oswego County United Way.

Online condolences may be made at


  1. So sorry for your loss. Jocko was one of a kind and will be missed by us as well as many more! Unfortunately we are unable to attend the funneral or calling hours. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Rick and Anne Sherman and Family

  2. We will so miss you dear friend!!! You were an awesome person..and we will never forget you…rest in peace pal…GOD SPEED…WITH MUCH LOVE & RESPECT SINCERELY LARRY & DEBY AND THE MUROSKI FAMILY

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