Obituaries

Andres Palaguachi
B: 1934-08-14
D: 2020-04-03
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Palaguachi, Andres
Cainwain Crossland
B: 1927-01-29
D: 2020-04-02
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Crossland, Cainwain
Elaine Woudstra
B: 1951-01-28
D: 2020-04-02
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Woudstra, Elaine
Eileen Young
B: 1963-07-05
D: 2020-03-30
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Young, Eileen
Ray Clauser
D: 2020-03-27
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Clauser, Ray
Lorraine Marks
B: 1929-04-21
D: 2020-03-26
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Marks, Lorraine
David Hartline
B: 1931-03-28
D: 2020-03-25
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Hartline, David
Brian Jeschke
B: 1961-07-23
D: 2020-03-24
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Jeschke, Brian
Ardelene Huggins
B: 1927-06-26
D: 2020-03-23
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Huggins, Ardelene
George Bieber
B: 1934-08-25
D: 2020-03-23
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Bieber, George
Robert Koch
B: 1966-09-14
D: 2020-03-19
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Koch, Robert
Romaine Keefer
B: 1945-10-17
D: 2020-03-18
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Keefer, Romaine
Nancy Swavely
B: 1938-06-21
D: 2020-03-18
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Swavely, Nancy
Rodger Devlin
B: 1955-03-06
D: 2020-03-18
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Devlin, Rodger
Michael Yourkavitch
B: 1955-03-22
D: 2020-03-08
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Yourkavitch, Michael
Carolyn Tibbetts
B: 1938-09-19
D: 2020-03-08
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Tibbetts, Carolyn
James Rhoads
B: 1936-09-14
D: 2020-02-28
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Rhoads, James
Kenneth Lutz
B: 1936-07-17
D: 2020-02-26
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Lutz, Kenneth
Faith Lutz
B: 1966-02-10
D: 2020-02-24
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Lutz, Faith
Owen Bieber
B: 1926-12-25
D: 2020-02-23
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Bieber, Owen
T Bixler
B: 1927-09-06
D: 2020-02-18
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Bixler, T

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Each of the staff members at Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal end-of-life care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.

When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.

Please take a few minutes to get to know our funeral home staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
 


John C. Lutz, Owner/Funeral Director

John C. “Putter” Lutz (fourth generation) was raised in Exeter Township and now resides in Oley Township. His parents J. Elmer “Buddy” Jr and Janet P. had four children, Putter being the youngest.  Two brothers John E. “Wedge” III, John F. “Chip” II and one sister Courtney.

Putter is a 1978 graduate of Exeter High School and a 1981 graduate of Northampton Community College of Mortuary Science. Putter began working at the funeral home in 1974 and became the owner and supervisor in 1983.

Putter and his wife Kim (Stankiewicz) have three children: John C. II, Peter, Rachel and four grandchildren Chandler, Hudson, Grace, and Charlie. Putter enjoys golfing, hunting and spending time with his family.

John C. Lutz II, Supervisor
Email: JohnCLutzII@gmail.com.

John C. Lutz II (fifth generation) graduated from Exeter High School in 2000 where he achieved all county honors in both tennis and soccer, and played on the team that won the first Berks County Soccer Championship in the school’s history. John attended Mount Saint Mary’s University on a soccer scholarship, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Rhetoric and Communications and a minor in Theology. After college John pursued a career in Pharmaceutical Sales with AstraZeneca. After seven years with AstraZeneca it was finally time for John to fulfill his dream of becoming the fifth generation at the Lutz Funeral Home. John joins his father Putter (fourth generation) in continuing their family’s legacy.

John has worked for his family’s funeral home since he was 15 years old. He has had interest in joining his father and the family business since high school, however his parents encouraged him to get an education and try another profession to ensure that this is what he wanted to do. John will forever be grateful for his parents’ encouragement and support to follow his dream in continuing the family tradition of the Lutz Funeral Home.

John and his wife, Amy, have two sons: J. Chandler III, and Hudson Bauer,  and reside in Reiffton. He enjoys golfing, biking, working around the house and spending time with his family. He is a lifelong member of St. Catharine of Sienna Church.

David B. Johnson, Funeral Director
Email: djohnson15800@gmail.com.

David B. Johnson, of Canton, Ohio, obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Anatomy/Physiology from the University of Akron. He then earned an additional bachelor’s degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1998. After spending years on the west coast and in Arizona, he moved to the Reading area with his wife, Patricia, who is an Associate Professor at Albright College.

David has had extensive experience at various funeral homes over the decades, and he is proud to be a part of the Lutz tradition and future. His goal is to create a memorable experience for all the families that the Lutz Funeral Home has the privilege to serve.  

David’s family lives in Mt. Penn where he enjoys working on his home that was built in 1908, hiking local trails, and having the opportunity to explore the east coast.

Gina M. Hartington, Office Manager / Funeral Assistant
Email: Gina.Hartington@gmail.com
Website: www.LutzFuneralHome.com
Office Phone: 610-376-7121

Gina grew up in Birdsboro and graduated from Daniel Boone High School.  She is married to her husband Ron, has two daughters Megan and Sabrina and two pups Tucker and Ely.  Gina genuinely enjoys working with people and especially loves the opportunity to help them during a difficult time.
Outside of work Gina enjoys walking, working around the house, shopping and spending time with her family and pups.