Gilbert J. “Gil” Lutz, RR lineman, business owner

By on February 20, 2013

Gilbert J. "Gil" Lutz, 83, of Ephrata, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Virginia M. (Phillips) Lutz and son of the late Robert and Mary (Donmoyer) Lutz.

Gil was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Ephrata. He was employed in various phases of construction over the years and earlier in life was a lineman on the railroad. He owned and operated his own paving business for 30 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening and will be lovingly missed by his family and many friends.

In addition to his wife Virginia, Gil is survived by four children: Bruce J. Lutz, husband of Tammy, of Wernersville; Michael C. Lutz of Ephrata; Christine, wife of Gary Hummer of Bridsboro; and Kelly, wife of Dan Weidman of Rothsville; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Laverne, wife of Donald Hoster of Shillington.

Viewings will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. with a Christian prayer service at 8 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at OMPH Church, 320 Church Ave., Ephrata. Final commendation and farewell will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in Reading.

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