Richard Paul Reitz

Richard ReitzRichard Paul Reitz, 60, of Altoona, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at home.

He was born on February 21, 1957 in DuBois, a son of the late James Lewis Reitz and Delores Jean (Bargerstock) Reitz Kuntz.

Richard previously worked as a cement finisher in North Carolina, and later worked at the Salvation Army assisting youth.

His enjoyments were fishing, watching the Steelers and Nascar. In his earlier years he was a magnificent artist that loved to paint. He spoke fondly of his soft ball playing days of the past.

Richard has a great sense of humor and a very quick wit.

He is survived by three children, Tessa Ludwig and husband Daniel of Punxsutawney, Sonya Beatty and husband John of Mahaffey, and Keanan Reitz of Texas; four grandchildren; one brother, Ronald L. Reitz of Punxsutawney.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements entrusted to Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Big Run.

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