Jeremy Scott Garlitz, 45, of Keyser, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at the Med Star Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, after a 16 year struggle due to a motorcycle accident in which his wife, Ashley, lost her life.
Born on July 2, 1975, in Cumberland, Md., he was a son of Timothy F. and Rheta Darlene (Williamson) Garlitz, of Keyser. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ashley Jean (Harr) Garlitz, on May 1, 2004, and by all of his grandparents, the Rev. James C. and Edna Grace Williamson and the Rev. Lloyd Charles and Dorothy Elizabeth Garlitz.
Jeremy was a 1993 graduate of Keyser High School and attended Potomac State College for one year. Before the motorcycle accident, Jeremy had great aspirations of becoming a minister of the Gospel and going on missionary trips. But sadly, that was not to be. He was a member of the Bonnieview Ministries and loved hunting and fishing. He also was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed reading.
Jeremy was employed at Domino’s Pizza up until after his accident. He was “Manager of the Year” several years. He worked for Mike Clise during his years there. Mike was not only his boss but an awesome friend and so good to Jeremy during his rehab.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one daughter, Chasity Dawn Mostoller, her husband Logan and a son, Jeremy Scott Garlitz II, all of Keyser; two brothers, James Adam Garlitz, of Los Angeles, and his daughter Brittany, of Martinsburg, and Gerard Mengang, his wife Joelle and their children, Joshua and Gayle, of Lake Wylie, S.C.; a sister, JoLia Nicole Zimmerman, her husband Roger and their children, Josiah and Ella Grace, of Keyser; his mothers- and father-in-law, Bonnie Harr and David and Connie Harr, all of Keyser; and a brother-in-law, Joel Harr, his wife Karen and their children, Brayden, Evelyn and Jackson.
Friends may call at the Bonnieview Ministries, Penny Lane, Keyser, from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Bonnieview Ministries at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 with the Rev. Robert Fazzalore, the Rev. Daniel Garlitz and the Rev. Roger Zimmerman Jr. officiating. Friends may also call at the church one hour prior to the service. Jeremy’s funeral service will be streamed live on the Smith Funeral Homes Facebook page beginning at 11 a.m.
Due to the current health concerns, face masks or coverings are required and guests are asked to please observe all social distancing guidelines.
Interment will be in the Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.
The Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.