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John G. Kutz, 92 – Owned a Business, Raised Fox Hounds

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John G. Kutz, 92, of Mexico Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at St. Luke’s Geisinger in Orwigsburg.

Born on September 24, 1927 in Washington Twp., he was the son of the late Raymond and Esther Zerbe Kutz.

He attended the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, Pine Grove.

John owned and operated Kutz Sawmill.

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He loved and raised Fox Hounds, loved fox and deer hunting, Gene Autry, reading his Bible and was a member of the Foxhunters Association. He owned a hunting cabin in Washington Twp.

Preceding him in death were his first wife Arlene Herring Kutz; three brothers, Amos, Samuel, and Laban Kutz; two sisters, Mary Mease and Leah Rutter.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Mary Heiser Kutz; two daughters, Linda and husband Gary Leibensperger of Cressona, Jayne and husband Frank Wagner of Schuylkill Haven; a son Dale Boyer and his partner Leo Eisenhart of Reading; 4 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; a brother, David Kutz of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Pastor Richard Hoffman officiating. There will be a viewing on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 9:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Manbeck’s Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, c/0 Lois Lehman, 26 Pine Hill Rd., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in his memory.

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