George R. Lutz

George R. Lutz, 91, of Scranton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 17 following a brief illness.  How blessed he is to be able to celebrate the Easter Resurrection with Jesus in heaven! 

He was the widower of the former Eleanore Waltz, who died in March 1988 and Doris Finn Murley, who died March 2018.

Born November 21, 1927, son of the late Ralph N. and Ruth Robinson Lutz, he was a retired engineer for the former Sprague and Henwood, where he worked for over 40 years.  George was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and received an Associate’s Degree from Penn State University.  He was a U.S. Veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Hope Church, PCA, Moosic and a former member of Petersburg Presbyterian Church where he served as Elder and Deacon.  He was a current member of the Lenoxville Band and Crystal Band, where he was recognized for 75 years of membership.  He also played for the Stegmaier Band amongst many others, and also organized the Santa and Bunny Bands for the former Globe Store parades.  He was a member of Union Lodge #291 F. & A.M. and the Junior Mechanics.

George was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  Family meant everything to him.  Whether playing his trombone, piano or singing in a choir, he was always making music.  He loved wood crafting, camping (especially Parker Dam) and traveling; just recently to Hawaii and Canada with family.

Surviving are a son Jeffrey and wife Gayle of Dalton; daughters Laurie Tylutki and husband George of Hop Bottom, and Emily Rogers and husband Dan of Scranton; step-sons Donald Murley and his wife Laura of Archbald and David Murley of Dalton; a step-daughter Diane Weber of Telford; grandchildren Kaybri and Calvin Rogers, Christopher Murley, Kimberly Stroka and husband Thomas, Chuck Weber, Ben Weber and wife Adelaide, Brian Weber and wife Heather, Kevin Weber and wife Crista, Nicholas Murley and wife Jennifer, Jason Murley and Jessica Murley; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Lois Lutz and a niece Gail Verley and husband Bill.

He was preceded in death by his brother Ralph N. Lutz, Jr. and a niece Cindy Lutz.

The family would like to thank the Hospice of Sacred Heart for their care and compassion.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Hope Church 4951 Birney Avenue, Moosic by Rev. Stephen Wilson will Military Honors immediately following the service.

Friends may call Monday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Vanston & James Funeral Home 1401 Ash Street Scranton.

Internment will private at the convenience of the family.


  1. Michele Orrson

    What a kind and wonderful man! We will miss his presence greatly in the Crystal Band. My son grew up in the band with George by his side. We are saddened to hear of his passing and send our deepest condolences to his family. Rest in Peace, George.

  2. Melissa Perry and Judy Mechler

    I have so many wonderful memories of your dad and mom and then your dad and Doris together. He was a wonderful man and led an amazing life. Wishing comfort and peace during this difficult time to your entire family

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