TROY - Thomas Edwin Lutz, 66, of Troy, passed away at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 3, 1946, in Troy, to the late Robert E. and Esther (Elking) Lutz. His wife of 36 years, Kathy (Pearson) Lutz, survives. He also is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ryan Lutz, and Bill and Ashley Lutz all of Troy; two brothers, Paul Lutz of Beavercreek and John Lutz of Troy; five sisters, Louanne Burke of Troy, Rosemarie Davis of Union, Rita Knowles of Troy, Linda DeMange of Piqua and Teresa Burrows of New Mexico; mother-in-law, Edna Mae Pearson of Troy; two grandchildren, Jackson and Charlotte; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Lawrence, Frederic, and Edd Lutz; and one sister: Mary Kay Heintz.
Thomas received his associate's degree from Edison Community College, Piqua, and was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in the Vietnam War.
He was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy, Elks Lodge No. 833, Troy, American Legion Post No. 43, and Troy Fish & Game. In 2007, Thomas retired from Verizon after 36 years of service.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 409 E. Main St., Troy, with the Rev. Fr. James Duell officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Lodge of Sorrow service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Nov. 6, 2012