Ralph N. Lutz, Jr.

Ralph N. Lutz, Jr.

April 10, 2015


Ralph N. Lutz, Jr. of Scranton passed away Friday at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart following an illness. His wife of 63 years is the former Lois Cadugan.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Ralph N. and Ruth Robinson Lutz, he was a graduate of Technical High School Class of 1947. He was retired from PP&L where he worked out of Honesdale.

Music was a big part of his life. He played in the High School band and in the Navy Band while he was stationed at the Naval Yard in Philadelphia. He was a charter member of the Crystal Band of Scranton where he and his brother George were honored for seventy years of membership. He was also a charter member of the Jolly Seniors Band. Over the years he played with other concert bands, sang in church choirs of the Petersburg Presbyterian Church and Grace Bible Church where he is a member.

Ralph was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother and will be deeply missed.

Also surviving are a daughter Gail Verley and her husband William; a grandson Benjamin Verley and his wife Sarah; granddaughters Rebecca Verley and Sarah Verley; a brother George and his wife Doris Lutz; a nephew Jeffrey and his wife Gayle Lutz; nieces Laurie and her husband George Tylutki and Emily and her husband Daniel Rogers; a great niece Kaybri Rogers and great nephew Calvin Rogers.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Cynthia Lutz.

Funeral Services will be Thursday at 11:00am in the Grave Bible Church 130 University Dr. Dunmore with services by Rev. Terry Ribble.

Friends may call Thursday from 10:00-11:00am at the Church.

Interment will be Friday at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Bible Church 130 University Dr. Dunmore, PA 18512 or to Teen Challenge Training Center P.O. Box 98 33 Teen Challenge Rd. Rehrersburg, PA 19550.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vanston & James Funeral Home under the direction of Robert C. Jones, F.D.

To leave the family an online condolence visit www.vanstonandjames.com.



  1. Daniel Cummins

    Ralph and Lois were our backyard neighbors for many years, and what great neighbors they were to have. My family and I have fond memories of Ralph, chatting with him over the fence about his fishing trips, the great way he maintained his house and yard, and how he and Lois enjoyed watching our kids play and grow up. He will be missed.

  2. Baarbara & Geary Bell

    Lois, we are so sorry for your loss. We’ll always have a special place in our hearts for both you and Ralph. We share a lot of good memories and fun. May the good Lord bless you and your family.

  3. Bill and Jean Thompson

    Lois, so sorry for your loss. Ralph will be fondly remembered, especially at Crystal Band concerts

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