Shirley J. Reitz

Shirley J. Reitz, 93, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born October 16, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Rhoda (Luce) and Jacob E. Lydick.

On April 2, 1949, she married Delbert P. Reitz, who preceded her in death on January 2, 2022.

Shirley was a graduate of the Punxsutawney High School Class of 1948 and was involved in organizing class reunions for many years.

She was a very active member of the First English Lutheran Church of Punxsutawney.

Shirley was community minded and supported various events and activities around Punxsutawney.

She enjoyed her friends, baking, cooking, and crafts.

She was a caregiver to her family and her late husband, Delbert.

Shirley is survived by two sons, Bill Reitz and wife Alyson of Glen Campbell and Dan Reitz and wife Kelly of Punxsutawney; three grandchildren, Renee Albert and husband Jamie, Danielle Lundy and husband Jay and Josh Reitz; four great-grandchildren, Dan Albert and wife Breanna, Hunter Albert and Patrick and Hazel Lundy.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Betty Baroni.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at the First English Lutheran Church of Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m., at the church with Pastor David Saylor officiating.

Interment will be at Lakelawn Memorial Park in Reynoldsville.

Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mrs. Reitz, to the First English Lutheran Church, 104 North Gilpin Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767, or to Music in the Park, 301 East Mahoning Street, Suite 2, Punxsutawney, PA 15767.

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