Dr. Daniel O. Reitz Jr. 1932-2021
WARREN — Dr. Daniel Orville Reitz Jr., 88, of Warren, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.
He was born July 18, 1932, in Uniontown, Pa., a son of the late Daniel Orville Reitz Sr. and Elsie A. O’Neil Reitz.
Dan graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in the Class of 1951. He went on to receive his doctorate degree in mechanotherapy from Great Lakes College, Cleveland, International College of Applied Kinesiology, Peking Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Peking, China.
He served in the Navy Reserves, and also was a full-time member of the Warren Fire Department, for a time. He started his practice, Dr. Dan Reitz, DM, Doctor of Mechanotherapy on Washington Street and then Tod Avenue, eventually working out of his home. He was still active with patients after practicing for more than 50 years.
Dan was a member of Youngstown Rod and Custom Club, as well as the Cadillac LaSalle Club.
Over the years, he enjoyed playing racquet ball, competing in road racing events, participating in car shows and working on his 1948 Cadillac.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Timothy (Jill) Reitz of Kent; daughter, Jennifer Reitz of Vermillion; son, Daniel P. (Kelly) Reitz of Columbus; son-in-law, Ed (Kathy) Schmidt; “partner-in-crime,” Diana Aulizia; as well as his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cindy Reitz; and brother, Russell Reitz.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where the Revs. Bill Carter and Mikel Lagaras will officiate. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to Victory Christian Center Warren Campus, in his memory.
The obituary may be viewed and condolences can be left for the family by visiting www.carlwhall.com.
In accordance with public health mandates, masks will be required while attending services.