COLUMBUS - Robert Lee Reitz, 80, passed away June 26, in Columbus. Robert grew up in Piqua and graduated from Piqua Catholic High School in 1950, then from The University of Notre Dame in 1954 with academic honors. Robert was subsequently accepted by the Harvard School of Business. Bob honorably served our country in the U.S. Air Force as a B-47 navigator, achieving the rank of captain. He began his business career in the insurance industry in Dayton, then moved to New York City to work at the Wall Street brokerage firm of Hornblower & Weeks, followed by a move to Boca Raton, Fla., where he managed several states for American Express Investments. He finished his business career at Nationwide Insurance in Columbus after returning to Ohio with his wife and three children.
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He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 33 years, Martha Ann (Fenlon); parents, Homer and Mary Reitz; and sister, Dorothy of Piqua. He is survived by his children, Susan (Louis) Fabro, Mark (Amy) and Thomas (Amy) Reitz; grandchildren, Megan, Alex, Grace, Casey and Riley; sister, Mary Lafferty and brother, Homer Reitz Jr., of Kettering; many niece, nephews and friends.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Novak Funeral Home in Columbus. Bob's Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Columbus on June 29, with interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Delaware, Ohio. Online condolences from those who knew Robert may be left at www.novakfuneralhome.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on July 26, 2013