ILION — Mr. Robert J. “Jeep” Urtz, age 68, a native of Ilion, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, December 5, 2013, in Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, CA.
He was born in Ilion on October 25, 1925, son of the late Richard and Margaret Urtz, and graduated with Ilion High School, “Class of 1966”. Jeep moved to San Diego, CA, in 1978.
Survivors include his sister, Ann Cotter, of Little Falls; a brother, Steven Urtz and wife, Celena, of Arizona; a sister-in-law, Robin Urtz, of Tennessee; nephews, Jeffrey Urtz, of Ilion, and Christopher Urtz and wife, Shannon, of Frankfort; niece, Lisa Urtz, of Ilion; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Thomas Urtz, in June of 2009; and by his brother-in-law, Jimmy Cotter, on September 30, 2002.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a graveside service at a time to be announced in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clinton.
Funeral arrangements are in the caring guidance of Daniel J. Enea Funeral and Cremation Care, Route 5, between Herkimer and Little Falls, (508-5250).
Those wishing may offer their condolences on his online memorial located at www.eneacaresvalley.com on the Internet.