John Randolph Reitman
John Randolph “Randy” Reitman passed away at his home in Alexandria, KY, after a long journey with cancer at the age of 59 on March 28, 2015. He was surrounded by family, including his wife of 39 years, Frances (Reis) Reitman. He was born and raised in Camp Springs, KY, the second son of Helen (Neiser) Reitman and the late Norbert Reitman. His brother, Timothy (Jane) Reitman, lives in Michigan. He was the cherished father of Courtney (Scott) Reitman-Deinlein, Nicholas (Sarah) Reitman and Adam Reitman, and dear grandfather of Taylar and Mitchell Reitman and Ethan Deinlein. He is survived by a large extended family and many friends.
A graduate of Bishop Brossart High School, Randy was the third-generation owner of Reitman Auto Parts & Sales Inc. in Camp Springs, stepping into the leadership of the family business at the age of 20 after his father's death. He served on the board of the Kentucky Auto and Truck Recycling Association for 20 years. A member of the Automotive Recyclers Association since 1985, Randy served the national organization as director of Region 2, chair of the Scholarship Foundation, member of the Executive Committee, Secretary and President (2011-2012). He was honored as Camp Springs' Citizen of the Year in 2013. An avid NASCAR fan, he loved the beach, camping, motorcycles, yard work and traveling. He and Fran traveled the country and the world, exchanging information about automotive recycling.
Friends are invited to gather with his family on Tuesday, March 31, from 3 to 8 p.m., at Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St., Alexandria, KY. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph Church, Camp Springs, KY, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1. Reception following at Camp Springs Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Joseph School Student Fund, 6833 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs, KY 41059, or the ARA Scholarship Foundation, 9113 Church St., Manassas, VA 20110.