Patrick Allen Reitz, Sr., 67

Patrick Allen Reitz, Sr., 67, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born June 17, 1946, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Irvin and Ruth (Buck) Reitz.

He was married to the former Linda Stewart, who survives.

He was employed as a welder in the construction industry.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; one son, Patrick "Allen" Reitz, Jr. and wife Patti; and by one daughter, Raquel McConnaughey and husband Mike; and by four grandchildren, Jesse Reitz, Brendon Reitz, Shelby Gray and Sydney McConnaughey.

He is also survived by three brothers, John Reitz, Clarence (Sam) Reitz and Jerry Pierce; and by two sisters, Virginia Shaffer and Sara Johns.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Virginia Jean Young, Ruth Young, Helen Kellar, Dorothy Swartz and V. Joyce Heckendorn; and five brothers, Floyd Reitz, Jacob Reitz, Wade Reitz, Pete Reitz and William Reitz.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

The funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Brett Swanson officiating.

Online condolences can be made at www.faitfuneralhome.com.

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