James D. Lutz, 54 of 912 Crescent Ave., Ellwood City passed away at his residence on October 26, 2012 at 10:28 PM. James was born in Ellwood City on August 19, 1958 to the late James E. and Ina Mae Britton Lutz. He is survived by his wife, the former Bobbi Lee Smith whom he married on September 16, 2000. James was employed at PSC Metal in Koppel for 34 years as a Non-Ferris Buyer. At PSC Metal, James was a Union Steward with Teamsters Local 261 of New Castle, he helped to negotiate several contracts. He was Protestant by faith and attended Lincoln High School. James was a social member of the Bridgewater VFD and a member of the Sportsman Club in Beaver Falls and Ellwood-Wampum Rod and Gun Club. He was a gun collector, an avid hunter, fisherman, archer and muzzleloader. He also enjoyed spending time in his garden. Besides his wife, Bobbi Lee Lutz at home, James is survived by three children, Ryan Lutz of New Castle, Angelo Lutz of Ft. Brag, NC, Natasha Lutz of New Castle, a step-son, Scott and Misty Cortez of Ellwood City, 3 grandchildren, Layne Lutz, Karsyn Lutz and Hunter James Zimkham and two sisters, Kathy and James Neidorfer of Rock Hill, SC and Jackie and Gary Hays of Memphis, TN. In keeping with James wishes there will be no services and a private burial in Clinton Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted the the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory.
Scott and Misty Cortez
Scott and Misty Cortez
To my mother, Natasha, Angelo, and Ryan you have our deepest sympathy. Jimmy was not only a step father but a real close friend, He was the one that got me started into collecting guns. I'm really going to miss the 2 times a year we would hit the gun shows and gun stores in between Rocky Grove VFD in Franklin Pa and Perry Township VFD show in Ellwood, We would be gone all day. That does not count the numerous trips to Randy's. We are very greatfull for the time we got to spend with him. Jimmy had a heart of gold, and a great sense of humor. We will never forget some of his catch phrases from calling people hey GUY or thats that in a nut shell. We will always have great memories of Jimmy and he will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Always be loved Scott and Misty
Dennis and Cheryl Cortez
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Denny really liked Jimmy he thought the world of him.
You were the best father-in-law anyone could ever ask for. I will miss you so very much. I am so thankful that you were a part of my life. May you rest in peace. Your memory will live on forever. I love you.
My dearest Daddy... I will never understand why you were taken from us so soon, but I will forever cherish our memories. Thank you for all you have done for me and my son, your namesake, Hunter James. I gave my son your name because I hoped for him to be as great a man as you were. Everyone loved you and enjoyed your company. You were a great father, grandfather, brother, husband, and friend. I was so sad to let you go, but I found peace knowing you feel better. I don't know how to let go of my hopes and dreams of you and I and Hunter James making memories and I was so excited for you to guide him with your knowledge of outdoors. I won't let you down daddy, I will continue to make you proud of who I am and of the great little man I'm raising. I'm gonna miss our talks, and me always striving to make you laugh, and the constant battle of who could leave the better voicemails. I lost a few years with you, years we couldn't get back, but you above and beyond made me feel as though we never missed a beat. I'm proud of you daddy, from who you are, what you stood for, what you instilled in me, to the battle you fought so hard to win and still held your head up when we knew we were losing. LOVE YOU ALWAYS, YOUR "BRAT" :'-) REST IN PEACE DADDY-----GOD SPEED
Brad S Bartle
Love and Prayers to the family and Bobbie. One more angel headed home. Brad&Bonnie Bartle
My deepest sympathies to all Jimmy’s immediate family, I know his passing will leave behind an unfilled void. I knew Jimmy all of his life and remember being young and spending time over at his house playing in the yard with Kathy and seeing Jackie. I remember when my Mom was in the hospital numerous times and I stayed with Jimmy and his mom and my aunt Ina May. She Like Jimmy was also taken from this life too soon and when this happened Jimmy came to live with me and my parents on our farm in Fombell. We were like brothers and hunted, fished and got into the normal tomfoolery that teenagers did in the early 1970s. I remember staying out in the my parents little scotty travel trailer in the back yard or down at the old milk house that we referred to as our “cabin” listen to all the rock and roll we could stand and growing up with our other cousin Dean and a few close neighborhood friends. Jimmy although younger than me helped me define what it was to be a man in our time. Although we have not seen much of each other lately I have always carried him in my heart. And every time we diid get to see each It was as though two young boys were being reunited after a few weeks apart. He was a wonderful friend, cousin, father, husband and above all a great man.
Tiffannie Widmaier (Singloub)
Tasha, Angelo & Ryan,
You have my deepest sympathies in this difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories you will hold dear to your hearts for many years to come.
heaven has one more angel, love and prayers to Bobbie and family..Jimmy, i will always love you, and miss that smile..
Jim I appreciate you letting me tag along with you and ryan on your hunting trips. We always had a great time. As a young kid just starting out hunting you had no problem helping me out and giving me advice. I really appreciate that. Rest in peace Jimmy!
Beth Ferrigno (McClymonds)
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in memories & strength in eachothers love throughout this difficult time.
ken wisor linda mccurdy
you will be missed by the camp fire you were a true friend
Jimmy was a great man and will be sadly missed by all.
Will miss your laugh, your thoughtfulness, your hunting stories and most of all you.
Jimmy's first words as he stepped through The Pearly Gates, "Howdy Boys!!". I'll miss hearing that on my trips to the shredder. RIP Jimbo.
Kathy Lutz Neidorfer
I love you brother and will always remember the wonderful memories of our childhood. Love, your Kitty Kat.
The Szakelyhidi Family
We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Jamie and Dennis Brelloch and family
We love you and miss you already. You will never be forgotten.
tash, angelo and ryan
I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad you got to spend his last moments together. You are all in my thoughts and prayers
the world lost a great man but heaven gained one you will be greatly missed rip
be sadly missed.
Dad I will always miss the smile on your face when you were happy or telling me one of your jokes. One thing I will miss the most is just hearing your voice dad. The long talks we would have about life and things I never could understand and how you broke things down for me to understand it better. You were my father and my befriend. I learned evrything about life from you and how to become a better man from you dad. I will always keep your spirt and memory alive dad because if somebody would ever ask me how I became the man I am today I will tell them I'm BIG JIM LUTZ'S SON. I will always love and miss you dad.
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