Marian L. (Miller) Kreitz, formerly of Jersey Shore, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at The Williamsport Home Apartments.
She was born in Salladasburg, the daughter of Lloyd and Laura Miller Zell.
Marian was the wife of the late Ernest L. Kreitz Jr., with whom she shared 55 years of marriage prior to his passing on Sept. 26, 2010.
She was a lifelong member of the St. John's Lutheran Church and was involved in various fund raising efforts for their church.
Marian attended grade and middle school in Salladasburg and graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1953.
She had worked at Weldon's in Williamsport and later at Woolrich Woolen Mills, Avis.
She and Ernest "Lee" were married Aug. 27, 1955.
She enjoyed reading, crocheting and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a devoted wife and mother and was a "sweetheart" to all who knew her.
Survivors include her daughters, Karen Chianelli, of Williamsport and Sherrill (Robert) Reynolds, of Muncy; a son Steven Kreitz, of Jersey Shore; her grandchildren, Joseph (Patty) Kreitz, Stephanie (Mike) Hoy, Kristina (Tom) Engle, all of Lock Haven, Jason (Jennifer) Kreitz, of New Jersey, and Nathan (Mandy) Reynolds, of Georgia; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Helen DeShong, and sister-in-law, Judy Miller.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, David and John Edward Miller; as well as her step-father, William Zell.
The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 229 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.
Relatives and friends are invited to Marian's Life Celebration service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. "A Life Celebration Home" 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, with Rev. Dr. Kerry R. Aucker officiating. A visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery.
To share your fondest memory of Marian, visit www.lifecelebration.com.