Joseph A. Kutz

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Joseph A. Kutz LEBANON Joseph Anthony Kutz, 88, of 209 Plaza Apartments, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 25, 2013. He was the husband of Dianne J. Bashore Gerhart Kutz, to whom he was married 30 years. Born in Queens, N.Y., he grew up in Astoria, N.Y., and was the son of the late Anthony and Helen Howard Kutz. He was employed as a civil engineer for Teas and Steinbrenner of Malverne, Long Island. He was also employed as the Senior Civil Engineer for Hempstead Building Department, Nassau County, Hempstead, N.Y. Joseph was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII serving with Company B 180th Infantry, 103rd Division, and received a Purple Heart, American Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He attended Manhattan College and graduated from New York University in Civil Engineering and Land Certification. He was a member of Heidelberg Bible Church, Wernersville, and enjoyed collecting books and coins. Joseph was an avid gardener, woodworker, and craftsman. He had a stand at Green Dragon Farmers Market, Ephrata, for 10 years, where he sold collectable books and crafts. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters, Kathlene Kutz Lyman, wife of Art of New York, Barbara Kutz Schlesier, wife of Walt of New York, Lorraine Kutz Smith, wife of Gill of New York, and the late Christine Kutz Piercey of New York; stepdaughters, Judith Kramer Kristeller, Alice Gerhart Dawber, wife of Tim, Lora Gerhart Gockley, wife of Keith, and Ruth Gerhart Strunk, wife of Butch; stepsons Joseph Kramer, Jonathan Kramer, husband of Debra, and John Gerhart, husband of Laureen; eight grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory, 618 E. Main St., Annville. Inurnment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with full military honors. A visitation will be held Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service. Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067 in his memory.
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Kreamer Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. - Annville
618 E. Main Street
Annville, PA 17003
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Published in Lebanon Daily News on Sept. 15, 2013
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