Jere B. Lutz

          Jere B. Lutz, 90, beloved husband, father, and pap, of Exeter Township, PA passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.  He was the son of the late George D. Lutz and Ruth A. (Smith) Lutz.  He was the husband of Blanche E. (Fritz) Lutz.

Jere served in the U.S. Army from June 1953 to June 1955.  Stationed in Germany, he specialized in clerical work/communications and utilized his knowledge of teletype and Morse code.  While in Stuttgart, he also enjoyed playing on the men’s basketball team.

Jere was employed by the former Birdsboro Corporation and Armorcast in Birdsboro, PA.  His work mainly consisted of Metallurgy and Quality Control, where he specialized in all phases of nondestructive testing.  He worked as a Project Engineer and later also assumed the duty of plant photographer, with many of his photographs being used in advertisement brochures and national magazines.  His love of photography led him to become a Professional Photographer, where he photographed over 200 weddings.

Later, Jere started a career working as a Quality Assurance Specialist in the Department of Defense for the Federal Government.  He continued to grow and learn by becoming certified in many areas of Government inspection.  Throughout the years, he was a member of several clubs, including Berks Camera Club, Professional Photographers of America, Birdsboro American Legion, and American Society for Nondestructive Testing.

Jere was a talented track runner, winning several medals.  Most notably, winning first place at the Penn Relays on the mile relay team.  In his free time, he enjoyed photography, woodworking, trips to the casino, and grilling for his family.  He was an avid fan of all Philadelphia sports teams and rarely missed watching any Eagles, Flyers, Sixers, or Phillies games.

Jere is survived, along with his wife, Blanche, by his daughter: Sherri L. Zielaskowski, wife of Kurt R. of Exeter Township, PA; and granddaughter: Megan L. Zielaskowski.

He was predeceased by 3 brothers: George, Robert, and Richard Lutz.  Services will be private at the convenience of the family.  Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. Birdsboro, PA is in charge of arrangements.