Born Feb. 20, 1944, in Phillipsburg, he was the son of the late Ralph D. Lutz Sr. and Gloria Ferretti Lutz.
He was employed with the State of NJ as a cement inspector for 36 years. He enjoyed going to the casinos and spending time with family and friends and his four legged friend, Rylee.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Vanderbilt Lutz, son, Jeffrey Lutz and his wife, Barbara, daughter, Susan Kinney, all of Phillipsburg. In addition to his children, he is survived by his grandchildren, Brian Kline, Jeremy Lutz, Kyle Kinney, Taryn Kinney, and Becca Kinney as well as seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Lutz is also survived by two sisters, Carol Lutz and Barbara Kahler and her husband, Bill, and a brother, Richard Lutz. Ralph was predeceased by a daughter, Krista Lutz Shandor.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Northampton Memorial Shrine in Palmer Township, PA.