James Joseph "Jim" Pritz

October 14, 1931 - April 21, 2018
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James J. Pritz, 86, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully at the Inn at Northwood in Dover on Saturday evening, April 21, 2018.

Born in Akron on October 14, 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph F. Ada I. (Wolfe) Pritz. After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1949, he continued his formal educ…

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James J. Pritz, 86, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully at the Inn at Northwood in Dover on Saturday evening, April 21, 2018.

Born in Akron on October 14, 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph F. Ada I. (Wolfe) Pritz. After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1949, he continued his formal education at Kent State University. There, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1956.

Jim served his country in the United States Navy for four years prior to beginning his successful professional career in the automotive sales. In 1962, Jim established the first Honda bike franchise and later the first Honda auto dealership in the area, known as Pennland Honda. He retired in 1991, having owned and operated Jim Pritz Ford in Uhrichsville.

Jim served on the Board of Education for New Philadelphia schools for 12 years and was also a member of the Rotary Club.

He is survived by his sons, Louis J. (Lisa) Pritz of Plantation, Florida, and Kenneth J. Pritz of New Philadelphia; his former wife and loving caregiver, Margaret J. “Peggy” Pritz Trolio of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Jared M. Pritz, Kyle L. Pritz, Tiffany (Keith) Pritz Tantarelli, Joseph R. (fiancé, Nicole and her daughter, Gwen) Pritz, Seth J. (Darcy Dowdle) Pritz, and Kenneth A. Pritz; great-grandchildren, Ava Tantarelli, Hayden Pritz, and Owen Tantarelli; and former daughter-in-law, Amy J. Pritz.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Charles F. Pritz.

A memorial service celebrating Jim’s life will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Thursday, April 26, 2018 beginning at 11 a.m. with Rev. Hugh B. Berry officiating.

Memorial contributions in Jim’s memory may be directed to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Rd NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Suite E, Green, Ohio 44685.

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Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Tuscarawas County Humane Society

Phone: 330-343-6060

1432 Tall Timber Road NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Crossroads Hospice

3743 Boettler Oaks Dr.
Suite E
Green, Ohio 44685

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Born: October 14, 1931
Died: April 21, 2018

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Diane Knapp (Aschenbach) posted on 4/25/18

Jim was a true friend. Spent many good times together especially with our dinner club and boat rides. Our condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss. Larry & Diane Knapp (Aschenbach)

 

Jacquelyn Day posted on 4/25/18

My sympathy to Peggy and family. I am sorry for your loss you were a great caregiver Peggy

 

Ed & Pat Kossman posted on 4/25/18

Condolences to Peggy and the Pritz family. Our time with Jim was brief, enjoyable and memorable. We are blessed to have met him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Lisa Pritz posted on 4/25/18

April 23, 2018 To my father-in-law, Jim. Death is not an end, but a point in life that goes beyond our reach. While we may not understand where you have gone, Im certain you will never leave our hearts or our thoughts. Till we meet again. Love your daughter-in-law, Lisa Lisa Pritz, Plantation, Florida

 

frank leone posted on 4/25/18

to all the Pritz ,family soo very sorry for your loss of this time of sorrow and sadness ,you have my deepest sympathy frank leone

 

Marc Rapport posted on 4/25/18

Jim Pritz was one of my dad's closest and most loyal friends for a lifetime. He was a great guy and a great friend to our whole family. Not enough room here to say how much we thought of him and how much he and Peggy meant to us through one of our hardest times, and before and after. May his memory be a blessing to Peggy, Kenny, Louis and all your family.

 

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard posted on 4/25/18

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of James Joseph Pritz, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, James Joseph Pritz, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Michael Apostolou posted on 4/24/18

I remember that Honda shop..it was my first jb ever, putting together motorcycles...Uncle Jim had a great vision for Pennland Honda and it was very successful..fun and interesting times there that summer with Bud, Jerry Dudley, and my cousins Lou and Kenny. Share lots of memories..I am so sorry Icant be with you all at this time..Love always Uncle Jim..Ill see you again!

 

Judy L Swinehart posted on 4/24/18

Oh the stories my dad, Jerry Dudley, would tell about the fun times spent with Jim, Bud and family. You should have a lot of good memories to remember and honor him with. Our condolences to the family. -Todd and Judy Swinehart and Joyce Dudley

 

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