Joseph John Kutz, 79, of the Honey Pot section of Nanticoke, passed away peacefully into eternal life on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Hospice Community Care, Wilkes-Barre Inpatient Unit, where he was a patient for a day.
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Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Peter and Blanche Soshinski Kutz.
Prior to his retirement in 1985, Mr. Kutz was employed by Penn Footwear.
He was a graduate of the Greater Nanticoke Area High School, a life member of the Honey Pot Volunteer Fire Company and a member of American Legion Post 350, Nanticoke.
He loved polka bands and spent time traveling with his late wife and friends to enjoy different bands.
He was a member of St. Faustina Parish, Nanticoke.
A proud veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Marie Waiter, in 2005; and sisters, Dolores Prushinski, Jean Kutz and Dorothy O'Brien.
Surviving are his loving nephews and nieces; great-nephews and great-nieces; as well as close cousins.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday from Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Parish with the Rev. James Nash as celebrant. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Faustina Parish Grove Fund, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, PA 18634, or to the
Kearney Funeral Home, Inc.
173 E. Green Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
Published in Citizens' Voice from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2012