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Jeffrey V. Lutz

November 4, 1952 ~ September 1, 2018 (age 65)
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Jeffrey V. Lutz of Carmel passed away suddenly on September 1, 2018 at his home.  He was 65.

Born on November 4, 1952 in Yonkers, NY to the late Frank and Carmella Sardo Lutz.

Jeff was a very talented composer, arranger, pianist and organist.  He spent the last 14 years as the Music Director at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, where his music touched many people.  Jeff also conducted the adult and children’s choirs.  He spent much of his career composing various pieces, ranging from television commercials, contemporary and jazz to liturgical pieces.  Jeff most enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson Shea, bicycle riding, and spending time out in nature.

On September 4, 1993 Jeff married Maureen Dorman at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers. 

Jeff is survived by his devoted wife and musical partner Maureen, loving daughter Jessica Christel (from his first marriage to Frances Murray of Yonkers, NY), her husband Douglas of Salem, MA and his cherished grandson Shea Christel.  He also leaves behind his brother Frank Lutz and his wife Livietta of Rock Tavern, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jeff was predeceased by his parents Frank and Carmella Lutz and his parents-in-law Buddy and Mary Dorman.

Friends may call on Thursday September 6, 2018 from 5-8 pm at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday September 7, 2018 at 11am at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring.  Interment will be in Cold Spring Cemetery.

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