Phillip J. Reitz, 71

OSWEGO, NY – Phillip J. Reitz, 71, a resident of Oswego, passed away Tuesday October 14, 2014, at Seneca Hill Manor.

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

Phillip was a self-employed painter.

He was a volunteer for the Hot Stove Association and umpired for the Little League for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Jeremy (Trisha) Thomas of Oswego and Domonic Reitz of Oswego; three sisters, Carol (Larry) Stuber of New Jersey, Patti (Dennis) Virgin of Oswego and Kathy (Joe) Ponzi; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, August Reitz Jr., James Reitz, Joseph Reitz, Mary Manwaring and Diane Hall.

Calling hours will be from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, with services to follow at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

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