Phillip Reitler

July 24, 1933 ‒ May 18, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Phillip Reitler peacefully passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 in his Mansfield home following an extended illness. He passed away exactly one year and one day after his beloved wife of 63 years, Irene (Jacobs) Reitler.

The son of William & Hazel Reitler, Phil was born July 24, 1933 in Saward, PA. He worked as an owner operator truck driver for over 45 years. In his younger years Phillip liked to horseback ride.

He is survived by three sons Chris Reitler, Gary (Sherry) Reitler, and Alan (Tammy) Reitler; grandchildren Robert (Erin) Matz, Jeremy (Cassie) Reitler, Jennifer (Dane) Lester; Jamie Cole, Cody Reitler (A.J.), Cristy (James) Crider, and Trishelle Reitler; great-grandchildren Gracianna, Maleah, Alana, Trysten, Kira, Kaylea, Ashton, Katelyn, Emmie, Allie, James, Dalton, Carter, and Kinsley; brother Leroy of Montana.

Along with his wife and parents he was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Jean.

The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting his family with private services. Online condolences may be made by visiting