Edwin R. Waltz

Edwin R. Waltz, Petersburg Section of Scranton, died Sunday morning at home after an illness.   His wife of over 50 years is the former Luree Capple. 

Born in Hazelton, he was the son of the late Edwin Otto Waltz and Audrey Hinds Waltz Schuster.  He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and also took correspondence courses through LaSalle University.  He was devoted member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where he served as a member of the church council as well as Treasurer for many years.  Ed was employed by the Erie and Lackawanna Railroad as a towerman and later as a dispatcher.   He also had been employed by the Penn Security Bank and Trust and prior to his retirement he was employed at H&R Block as a Master Tax Advisor and an Enrolled Agent for the IRS.  Ed was a United States Army Veteran who served his country while being stationed in Italy.

Ed loved bowling and was active with the Lutheran Pairs and Spares Bowling League where he also served as treasurer. He also enjoyed photography and spending time with his children and grandchildren and was devoted to his pets.

Also surviving daughters Cathy Lynne Waltz and Ruth Audrey Whitehouse both of Scranton;  sisters Sharon Garvey of Scranton and Debra Yeager and her husband Robert of Greentown;  a brother David Waltz and his wife Margrit of Moscow;  grandchildren Rebecca LaRue and husband Todd of Gettysburg, Ashley and Teresa Whitehouse and Donald E. Diehl all of Scranton;  nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11am in the St Peter’s Lutheran Church 1000 Taylor Ave. Scranton with Rev. David Searing, pastor, officiating.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7pm and Wednesday morning from 10:30am until time off service in the church.

Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the St Peter’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund 1000 Taylor Ave. Scranton 18510

For directions, to share a memory or to leave a condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.



  1. Jim Gerichten

    My deepest sympathies to the Waltz family. Ed was an awesome guy. I am lucky for being invited into his home and family. Being hired by the Waltz family for so many jobs made me feel as though I was also a friend. The devotional love and care that Ed & Luree shared for one another was in measurable. There is no doubt the books in heaven weren’t balancing and God sent for Eddie to straighten them out. Otherwise, Ed never would have left Jazzy, the family and the love of his life, Luree
    Til we meet again, God bless you my friend.

  2. Diane Flyte

    To Cathy and Family –With deepest sympathies on the loss of your father ( and husband), he will truely be missed by all. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Diane Flyte

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