Franklin Kutz, 87, WWII veteran, RCA machinist

By on April 4, 2012

Franklin E. Kutz, 87, of Denver, died at home Palm Sunday, April 1, 2012.

Born in Reamstown, a son of the late B. Frank and Katie M. (Zimmerman) Kutz, he was the husband of Kathryn G. (Brossman) Kutz for 67 years.

A graduate of East Cocalico Vocational School and Stevens Trade School, he served in the South Pacific and European Theatres with the Navy in World War II. Franklin was a retired machinist with former RCA, Lancaster. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Denver, he was also a life member of Adamstown VFW, loved building model steam engines, family trips to the Potter County cabin and cherished his dogs, Prince and Winnie.

Also surviving are daughters: Linda E., wife of Barry L. Whitcraft, of Lititz; Desiree L. Bitting, of Denver; and Cindy A. Kutz, of Bowmansvile; a son: Greg E., husband of Christina Kutz, of Port Allegany; and grandchildren: Jason, Nathan, Katie and Josh.

Funeral services will be held April 5 at 10 a.m. from Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown, with his pastor, the Rev. D. Michael Roney, officiating. Burial with military honors will take place in Memory Gardens Memorial Park, Ephrata.

Contributions to Hospice of Lancaster County, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 and American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004.

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