John Leonard Giltz Jr., 72, of Swansboro, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.

A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

He was born Jan. 26, 1946, in Syracuse, N.Y., a son of the late John Leonard Giltz and Eva Mary Paquette Giltz. John faithfully served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. After his service, he began a career as a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Avis Giltz of the home; sons, John R. Giltz and wife Gioia of Jacksonville and John L. Giltz III and wife Crystal of South Carolina; seven grandchildren; sisters, Susan, Eva, Edith, Martha and Mary; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard.

Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home of Swansboro. Online condolences may be made to the family at

(Paid obituary)

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