Obituaries

Alice Van Leer
B: 1934-11-11
D: 2021-02-21
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Van Leer, Alice
Patricia Capilo
B: 1935-12-14
D: 2021-02-20
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Capilo, Patricia
Susan Gross
B: 1940-11-14
D: 2021-02-19
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Gross, Susan
Evalena Salata
B: 1928-07-07
D: 2021-02-17
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Salata, Evalena
Joan VanTiggelen
B: 1962-11-05
D: 2021-02-17
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VanTiggelen, Joan
Elizabeth Meinhold
B: 1931-11-05
D: 2021-02-15
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Meinhold, Elizabeth
Lavina Kostzewa
B: 1941-10-12
D: 2021-02-10
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Kostzewa, Lavina
Dolores Wails
B: 1923-08-28
D: 2021-02-07
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Wails, Dolores
Luz Gomez
B: 1954-03-13
D: 2021-02-06
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Gomez, Luz
C. Neil Shurr
B: 1929-09-07
D: 2021-01-30
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Shurr, C. Neil
Doris Swierczewski
B: 1939-03-15
D: 2021-01-30
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Swierczewski, Doris
Richard Torres
B: 1971-10-31
D: 2021-01-30
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Torres, Richard
Betty Weisser
B: 1925-10-23
D: 2021-01-28
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Weisser, Betty
Doris Whitman
B: 1949-01-01
D: 2021-01-25
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Whitman, Doris
Thomas Holland
B: 1946-11-12
D: 2021-01-25
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Holland, Thomas
Fela Maria Seda
B: 1959-09-29
D: 2021-01-25
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Seda, Fela Maria
Geraldine Hafer
B: 1933-03-20
D: 2021-01-24
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Hafer, Geraldine
Carol Kaufman
B: 1940-11-11
D: 2021-01-19
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Kaufman, Carol
Alberto Ferrandino
B: 1970-02-17
D: 2021-01-19
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Ferrandino, Alberto
Julia Wolff
B: 1926-04-12
D: 2021-01-18
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Wolff, Julia
Ann Reinoehl
B: 1941-12-11
D: 2021-01-18
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Reinoehl, Ann

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John C. Lutz II, Supervisor, Fifth Generation
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 and his father Putter (fourth generation) continue to carry on 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, playing tennis, exercising, working around the house and spending time with his family. He is a lifelong member of St. Catharine of Sienna Church.

John C. Lutz, Funeral Director, Fourth Generation

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.

Emily Clare Wartella, Funeral Director
Email: ECWartella28@gmail.com

Emily Clare Wartella was raised in Lake Ariel, PA with her older brother Zack by their mom Julie. She is a 2016 graduate of Western Wayne High School, and a 2019 graduate of Northampton Community College, where she graduated top of her class and was awarded the Outstanding Funeral Service Education Student of the Year Scholarship. She enjoys drawing and painting, reading, hiking, and spending time with her family and two cats Scooter and Samara.

Kimberly Button, Office Manager
Email: Kimberly.Button25@gmail.com

Steve Young, Funeral Assistant

Steve is a graduate of Boyertown High School.  After military service in Vietnam, he worked for the United States Postal Service for 32 years.  He has been married for 51 years and has two daughters.  Steve enjoys running, his log cabin in Mifflin County, traveling and spending time with his two grandchildren and his dog, Otto.

Barry Moyer, Funeral Assistant

Rev. Barry L. Moyer, retired ordained minister, married, father of 5 grown children, grandfather of 14.  Enjoyed annual trips with family to Rivera Maya, Mexico.

Dave Babczak, Funeral Assistant

Retired from Tower Health in January, 2020. Works part time at Lutz Funeral Home. Does community service at my church. Married to my wife Carey with daughters Lindsey & Jayme.