James A. “Bonz” Reitz
James A. “Bonz” Reitz, 62, of Philipsburg, PA died on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at his residence.
Born on August 27, 1952 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Richard Shaffer & Jeanette Reitz. He is survived by his significant other of many years, Nicole J. Swarm; she survives at home.
Mr. Reitz was protestant by faith and was an Air force veteran of the Vietnam war. He was a member of the American Legion, John Ashley Dennis Post #437 and a social member of the AMVETS, Post #159, both in Philipsburg, PA. He had formerly been employed by Shain Industries in Philipsburg, PA and was a 1970 graduate of the DuBois High School.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. He was the last of his generation.
He is also survived by: a daughter, Yvonne Reitz; and Nicole’s son Ethan Swarm of Philipsburg,PA, whom he helped raise.
At the request of Mr. Reitz, there will be no public visitation or funeral.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, Philipsburg, PA.
Contributions in memory of Mr. Reitz may be made to the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce St., Philipsburg, PA 16866.
Friends may sign the online guestbook at beezerheathfh.com.