Justin J. Nitz, 48

North Riverside resident

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Justin J. Nitz, 48, of North Riverside, died suddenly on July 19, 2020.

Mr. Nitz was born Nov. 2, 1971. He attended Ames School and Hauser Junior High School in Riverside and was a proud graduate of the Riverside-Brookfield High School Class of 1989.

A former caddy at Riverside Golf Club and a former seasonal worker for North Riverside Public Works, Mr. Nitz was a voracious reader. He was known as the "movie critic" with his cousin Scott, with whom he would rattle off lines from the movies. 

He loved playing video games with his nephews, fishing trips with his family in Wisconsin and going to Las Vegas with his friends. His biggest passion was spending time with family and friends. He will be missed by all.

Mr. Nitz was the son of Mary Lou Nitz (nee Sauer) and the late John Nitz, who was a retired North Riverside Police sergeant; the brother of Jason Nitz; the uncle of Hayden Nitz and Bobby, Gaby and Izzy Sauer; a cousin of many; and a dear friend of Diane Nitz. 

Family and friends will be received at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 3 to 8 p.m. with a chapel service, stories and eulogies at 6:30 p.m. Interment is private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be appreciated. 

Arrangements were handled by The Original Kuratko Family, Brian D. Kuratko, director.

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