Richard H. Kutz II, 67, of Mountain Top, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Lehigh Valley Hospital.
Born on June 16, 1948, in Kingston, he was a son of the late Richard H. Kutz and Laura Kutz (Rothery).
He was a graduate of E. L. Meyers High School, class of 1966, and attended Wilkes College, graduating in 1970 with a degree in commerce and finance. He then attended the American Institute of Baking in Chicago, graduating in 1971. He was secretary-treasurer of The Old River Road Bakery Inc., his family’s business, where he managed the daily operations, including production of fine baked goods, until 1999. He was then employed by Telerex in Hanover, until his retirement in 2014.
He was an avid Penn State football fan, an automobile and racing enthusiast, golfer and fisherman. He was a past member of the Masonic Lodge F. & A. M., Scottish Rite and Shriners International, Wilkes-Barre. He was active in Boy Scout Troop 60, Mountain Top, serving as president of the parents’ council for many years. He was known for his devotion to his family, who were delighted by his love, stories and (punny) jokes.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Deborah L. Kutz (Cobb); mother, Laura Kutz (Rothery); daughter, Laura McCartney and her husband, Ross, Nazareth; sons, Dr. Richard Kutz III and his wife, Dr. Kate Marciniszyn, Portland, Maine; Donavon Kutz and Malinda Isa, Washington, D. C.; grandchildren, Ethan McCartney, Rachel McCartney, Jessica McCartney, Gracie Kutz, Sydney Kutz and Alexandra Kutz; uncle, G. Guy Rothery, Wilkes-Barre; brothers-in-law, Donavon Cobb, Lewes, Delaware, and Richard Cobb, Shunk; sister-in-law, Diane Evans, Downingtown; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
If desired, memorial donations can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Marian Sutherland Kirby Library or The Gift of Life, for which he was a donor.
A memorial service, a celebration of his life, will be scheduled at a later date. A memorial website has also been established at www.memorialwebsites.legacy.com/rhk2.