The Life of David J. Kutz Sr.

David J. Kutz, Sr., 52, of Richmond Township, died suddenly Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in the emergency department of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, where he was taken after being stricken in his home.  He was husband of Lisa D. (Buckwalter) Kutz., whom he married May 6, 1995.  Born in Allentown, he was a son of Doris A. (Meals) Kutz, Kutztown, and the late John E. Kutz, Jr.  David was a member of Becker's Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, Fleetwood.

David was employed as a maintenance mechanic for over 26 years, at Lehigh-Hanson, Inc., Cement and Slag Plant, Evansville.  David was a member and past president of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 839, Kutztown, having served his presidency during 1996-1997.  He was also a member of Kutztown Rod & Gun Club, Kutztown, Kutztown Fire Company, and Reading Motorcycle Club, Oley.  David enjoyed the open road, riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle or driving and tinkering on his 1954 Chevy pickup truck.  Most important to David was spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife of 22 years, Lisa, and his mother, Doris, David is survived by a son, David J. Kutz, Jr. and a daughter, Rebecca J. Kutz, both at home.  Other survivors include a sister, Lori A. Kutz, Arizona; a brother, Allen J. Kutz, Kutztown. He is also survived by his father-in-law, William Buckwalter; sisters-in-law, Denise L. (DeMarco) widow of Timothy L. McNees, Quakertown; Donna L. (Buckwalter) wife of John Krause, King of Prussia; brother-in-law, SSgt William P. Buckwalter, U.S. Marine Corps, Ret., Revloc, Cambria County.

A funeral service to celebrate David's life will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with Deacon Linda Zawaski, officiating. Interment will follow in Becker's Saint Peter's Cemetery, Fleetwood (Richmond Township). Relatives and friends may call on Monday evening, March 26, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. 

The family requests contributions be made in David's memory to  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lehigh Valley Chapter, 1525 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 180, Bethlehem, PA 18017.  Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Shooting pool, drinking beer, telling stories,and riding motorcycles.

Rich and I went to Dave & Lisa’s wedding and happen to be running late, we never made it inside. Richie, Charlie, and I ended up standing outside drinking Schmidt’s red lager beer and feeling pretty good by the end of the wedding. Gonna miss you pal.

Randy Kline

Posted by Randy K on 3/22/2018

Dave all around great guy

Dave, May you RIP.  I always enjoyed my conversations with Dave when I was a member at the Kutztown R&GC.  Dave was a great guy, husband, father and and an awesome DJ.  He always knew what music to play and our likes in types of music were similar.  My deepest sympathies to Lisa and the children.  May the good Lord Bless and Keep all of you.  Randy & Darlene Zimmerman & Family




Posted by Randy Z on 3/22/2018

Wrestling Tournaments

I didn't know Dave that well but I do remember him as we would all cheer for our kids during wrestling tournaments and sometimes even console each other when our kids lost. RIP Dave. Lisa, sending hugs your way and keeping you and the kids in my prayers.

Posted by Carol H on 3/23/2018

School Days

I remember David hanging out with his buddy Terry back in the day. Immediately following our high school graduation, I moved out of the area. When I would come home periodically, I could usually count on seeing Dave and Terry hanging out somewhere in Kutztown, wearing cowboy hats and throwing a couple beers back. My sincere condolences to all who loved him. 

Posted by Kathy H on 3/23/2018


Please accept my sympathies on the loss of Dave.  I have fond memories from years ago of hanging out with Dave and Lisa and friends.  Dave always had interesting ideas.  I remember him suggesting we design a pool table that would stay level while you were on a cruise ship; and something like that actually exists now.  Will be praying for Lisa and the kids, family and friends and am very sorry for their loss.  Steve Leiby 

Posted by Steven L on 3/26/2018


I didn't know Dave...but I saw the love that Lisa had for him.  Lisa, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.  I am so sorry for your great loss.  If there is anything I can do for you and the kids, I am here for you. 

Posted by Kathy W on 3/26/2018