The Reitzes Page

This page is shamefully out of date! More to come...and soon, I hope!


Peter Reitzes

My brother Peter has his own Web site now:

Peter is a speech therapist who stutters, and getting his license wasn't easy. He was accepted to New York University's speech pathology program, and then the university tried to force him out -- because he stutters. That's discrimination.

Read what my brother has to say about his stuttering,
then read about how he took NYU on -- and won.

Peter Reitzes on Speech Language Pathologists who stutter

Read the Philadelphia Inquirer articles of November 11 and November 20, 1998 about Peter's battle with NYU.

Peter was supported by the National Student Speech Language Hearing
Association (NSSLHA) during his struggle with the university.
Read what NSSLHA President Jacquie Kurland had to say about Peter
in the spring 1999 issue of NSSLHA News and Notes,
and in a letter to New York University.

Peter's victory was written up in the December 14, 1998 issue of
ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists.

He's quoted in this article in the New York Times and another article from the Sunday Chicago Tribune Magazine.


StutterTalk Podcast



My sister, Becky, is a public health educator at Seattle's King County Health Department's Family Planning program.

She also teaches self-defense for the non-profit organization, Home Alive.




My mother, Barbara Reitzes, is a retired dental hygienist who has found a new career buying and selling jewelry and collectibles, and also works part-time as a team leader for Weight Watchers.  



My father, Marc Reitzes, is retired from his position of Chairman of the Board and CEO of Equity National Bank of New Jersey. Now he buys and sells collectibles with my mother.




Click here for some info on my grandfather, the late Isadore "Izzy" Reitzes




Not Just Doggies: Shar-Pei's!

Charlie Chan (1982-1991)


Pumpkin (1987-2001)


Candy Kisses (1991-2006)


Read Candy's music review!


Abigail (2001-2008)


Lucy Loo (2001-2012)


Dexter (?-2009)

Dexter was found as a stray, so we'll never know how old he was. We had him for only ten months before he succumbed to kidney disease. His character has left an indelible impression on our family.


Coco (2009 - present)



More photos of Charlie, Candy and Pumpkin

More photos of Lucy and Abigail (1)

More photos of Lucy and Abigail (2)

More photos of Lucy and Abigail (3)



Some links dedicated to this most superior breed of canine companion:

Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America, Inc.

PHI Chinese Shar-Pei Home Page

The Shar-Pei Breeders & Lovers Network

The Chinese Shar-Pei Search Engine

A-1 Shar-Pei Online Dogalogue

Lucy's Journal
Read about the struggles of a Shar-Pei named Lucy and her owner as they try to cope with Swollen Hock Syndrome, a disease of unknown origin that afflicts a small percentage of Shar-Peis, one of whom is my precious Candy Kiss

California Chinese Shar Pei Rescue
A Northern California group dedicated to finding deserving homes for Shar-Peis in the US and Canada

Shar Pei Rescue Forums
An online discussion forum for questions, anecdotes, rescue notices, and any else related to these wonderful animals


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