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Gary L. Reitler, Sr.Gary L. Reitler, Sr., 64, of Saxonburg, formerly of Kittanning, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital of Pittsburgh.
He was born July 19, 1948 in Kittanning, PA, the son of Benjamin "Ziggy" F. Reitler, Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth (Smart) Reitler.
Gary lived in Kittanning most of his life and graduated from Kittanning High School. He retired from the Allegheny Ludlum Plant in Brackenridge where he worked as a melter. Working on computers was one of Gary's hobbies and he was nicknamed "The Computer Doctor" by his family and close friends. He also loved his 1981 Corvette, playing cards with his family and watching movies, especially war pictures. Gary enjoyed being outdoors and mowing his grass, but his true passion was being on his boat. Every summer Gary spent his free time boating on the Allegheny River, and it was here that he truly found solace and where he was happiest. Gary's friends and family will always remember his special laughter that filled the room.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Idella (Watkins) Reitler, who he married November 30, 2004; sons, Gary L. Reitler, Jr. and wife, Dorthy, of Sarver, PA, David B. Reitler and wife, Tammy of Kittanning, William J. Reitler and wife, Kristen, of Kittanning, Matthew J. Reitler, of Brackenridge, Alfred Dorsey, of Portland, OR, and Alexander Dorsey, of Cummings, GA; daughters, Kimberly L. Smith and husband, Shawn, of Rural Valley, Erin Reitler, of Tarentum, and Alona Davis and husband, Monte, of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Whitney Reitler, Kimberly Reitler, Ashley Huestis and husband, Austin, Marilyn Reitler, Tori Smith, Dakota Smith, Josh Reitler, Jeremy "Buck" Reitler, Jessica Reitler, Emily Lenavitt, Stephanie Lenavitt, and Benjamin Reitler; great-grandchild, Carter Reitler; brother, Dale L. Reitler; and sisters, Peggy L. Gilliland and husband, Lou, of Butler, Melissa J. Reitler, and Pamela S. Shaffer and husband, Rick, of Slate Lick.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Benjamin F. Reitler, Jr.; and sisters, Rosalie Y. Scadden, and Lexie Ann Bauer.
Family and friends will be received from 7-9 PM on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc, 515 N. McKean Street, Kittanning.
Additional visitation will be held at 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the funeral home, with the Pastor Geoff Reppard officiating.
Burial will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington, Pennsylvania.
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