Neal McDowell Reitz
May 7, 1952 – July 1, 2018
Neal McDowell Reitz peacefully passed at his Newport Coast California home on July 1, 2018. He was 66 years old.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Kelly Reitz, his daughter Brittany Reitz Morton and his son Spencer McDowell Reitz. He was blessed with four grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Phil Reitz III and twin sister Louann Reitz Mahnke.
Neal was born in Oceanside California to Captain Phil Reitz and Aneal Reitz. He resided throughout the United States and Japan.
Neal who was a CPA, graduated with both a B.S. in Accounting and a M.B.A. from the University of Southern California where he was also a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
For over thirty years Neal was the successful founder and Senior Partner of Reitz & Company, an Orange County Certified Public Accounting firm. The company is currently managed by his son and daughter who are both CPAs and Partners. Neal also founded the Forensic Accounting Firm of Reitz-Morton with his partner Brian R. Morton, CPA.
Neal's love of life, loyalty, dedication to family, sense of humor and enjoyment of sports will be long remembered and missed by his dear family, friends, clients and associates.
A private Celebration of life will be held later this year.
Neal McDowell Reitz
July 14, 2018
I remember the first time I saw him, he had his football jersey on and was ear to ear with a smile, joking around with his friends.
He was one of the better football players, but since he was much smarter than I, I was not in many of his classes, so I didn’t get to know him as well as I knew Louann, his twin.
I know about loss, but not from a twin’s perspective. I know Louann will miss him dearly; as will his family.
July 6, 2018
My Twin Brother, Neal, was smart, humorous, strong , and passionate. He was unique and original.
Neal's competitiveness when we were young, helped me conquer many mountains and fears.
As an adult, he set me up on a blind date with my future husband, Vaughn.
I am heartbroken my Brother's Adventure is over. I find comfort knowing that Neal found Joy in his Journey.
I loved Neal very much and will miss him forever.