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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Brian D. Lutz

8/17/1960 - 4/05/2024

Brian D. Lutz, age 63 of Willoughby, passed on the morning of April 5th, 2024 at University Hospital surrounded by his family. Brian entered the world on August 17th, 1960, the fourth of six children to the late Cecil and Jean (née Gleason) Lutz.

Brian was a Lake Catholic High graduate and nearly lifelong resident of Willoughby, treasuring the simple joys of life. Brian could be spotted in front of the tv yelling at a sports game. Brian was a proud Tool & Die Maker for over 35 years. Brian was also a terrible singer, yet this did not stop him from singing along to his favorite tunes. Brian was well known in his community for his 30+ years coaching baseball, softball, volleyball, and basketball with Immaculate Conception Church CYO and the City of Willoughby. What really mattered the most to Brian was being part of his  grandchildren’s activities and seeing them thrive.

Brian was the loving husband of Lorraine “Lorry” Lutz; beloved father of Kristin (Joshua Sr.) Blasko, Allison Kumel, Brian W. Lutz, and Lorry’s children, George (Gina) Burich and Michael (Kristine) Burich Sr.; dearest grandfather of Joshua Jr. and Kathleen Blasko, Griffin and Genevieve Kumel, Grey and Gabby Gucanac, Braeden and Josephine Burich, Michael Jr. and Jennifer Burich; cherished brother of Timothy (Susan Longville) Lutz, Kevin (Barbara) Lutz, Karen (Daniel) Kowall, Keith (Lisa) Lutz and Dana Lutz; uncle to many nieces and nephews.

The Lutz family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, April 11 at The Abbey, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby (located on the grounds of McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home). A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, 37932 Euclid Ave., Willoughby (Please meet at the church). Burial at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Brian’s name to Hospice of the Western Reserve www.hospicewr.org

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral and Cremation Services.

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6 Replies to “Brian D. Lutz”

  1. Rest in peace Brian


  2. Jo Ann Vitanza April 9, 2024 at 8:22 pm

    Lorry, you are in my thoughts and my heart. No words can comfort you but the love we have only grows stronger. You will take your love for Brian with you wherever you go. With love for both you and Brian always. Jo Ann and Steve from above


  3. Kathy Madigan April 9, 2024 at 8:56 pm

    So sorry to hear this news.


  4. love you grandpa


  5. I am sorry to hear the passing of your beloved bother. My thoughts are with you and all your families in this difficult time.


  6. I always liked your company. You will be missed. RIP


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