COPENHAGEN, NY — Kim P. Sheitz, 65, of 2991 Cataract St., Copenhagen, died Sunday morning, Oct. 24, 2021, at his home where he was under the care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.
Kim was born on July 18,1956, in Watertown, the son of the late Walter and Frances (McDonald) Sheitz. He graduated from Copenhagen Central School in 1974.
He was united in marriage to the former Sandra M. House on May 31, 1980, at St. Mary’s Church in Copenhagen.
Kim worked retail at the former Woolworth’s in Watertown and then at Fay’s which became Eckerds in Watertown and then transferred to their Carthage store where he worked for many years. He then was a custodian at the Copenhagen Central School, retiring in 2018.
Kim was a member of the Copenhagen Fire Department and co-founder of the Copenhagen Athletic Booster Club.
He is survived by his wife: Sandra, Copenhagen; a daughter and her husband, Heidi L. and Matthew Petrie, Copenhagen; a son, Bryan P. Sheitz, Copenhagen; his dog, Cooper; five grandchildren, Dakota, Dylan and Delaney Petrie, Taylor Ridsdale and Aydan Sheitz; a brother, Kevin Sheitz, Three Mile Bay; a sister-in-law, Nathalie (Chris) Waring,; 2 brother-in-laws, William (Tina) House and Delmar House; and many special nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Kermit and Kenneth Sheitz and a sister, Kathleen Lance.
A Requiem Eucharist will be offered at 11:00am on Thursday, October 28 at the Copenhagen Fire Department with Rev. Canon Samuel P. Lundy officiating. Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage. A memorial service at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted by the Copenhagen Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Copenhagen Pee Wee Wrestling Club, PO Box 123, Copenhagen, Mike T. Boucher Helping Hands Foundation, PO Box 71, Copenhagen, Copenhagen Fire Department, PO Box 364, Copenhagen, or the Copenhagen Central School Booster Club, C/O Copenhagen Central School, Copenhagen, NY 13626.
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