Michael Thomas Reitz

Jul 19, 1964 - Dec 14, 2012

Michael Thomas Reitz, 48, formerly of Huron, and residing in Alexandria, Ohio, beloved son of Thomas and Angela Reitz, died unexpectedly on Friday Dec. 14, 2012.
He was born on July 19, 1964, and was a 1982 graduate of Huron High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force immediately after school and served four years of active duty. He was stationed for two years in Germany, and two years at Andrews Air Force base, Washington D.C., where he was assigned to Air Force One and was honored as Airman of the Year in 1985. Michael continued to serve his country as a member of the Ohio Air National Guard for another 20 years.
Michael made his home in the Columbus area. He possessed natural leadership ability and determination and an unrelenting work ethic. Not content to work for anyone else, he used his considerable talents to found and operate his own successful restaurant cleaning business.
He was an avid and skilled hunter - the best shot in the family, a racing fan who enjoyed traveling to NASCAR and NHRA races, and a phenomenal chef whose natural cooking skills were legendary among his family and friends. Most of all, Michael was a most loyal, generous, and loving son, brother, husband and friend.
Michael is survived by his parents, Thomas and Angela Reitz formerly of Huron, and living in Warren, Pa.; his wife of 17 years, Jodi Reitz of Alexandria, his younger brother and family, Patrick and Suzanne Reitz, and their daughters Zoe and Sophia all of Sarver, Pa. Michael’s loss is also felt by an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins, and the many friends he has throughout the Columbus area and his hometown of Huron.
Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond and Eunice Reitz and Philip and Theresa Incorvia; and three uncles, Jack Bauer, Lawrence Incorvia and Joseph Meno.
Friends may call at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Groff Funeral Home and Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services will follow at noon, at the funeral home, the Rev. Jason Kahle of St. Mary’s Catholic Church will officiate. Entombment will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park Huron.
Memorial contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity.
Condolences may be made to grofffuneralhomes.com.