Gerald Karoly Lutz
Oct 19, 1972 – Sep 8, 2012
“Life is short, so you better take advantage of it while you can.” A mantra Gerald Karoly Lutz lived by as attested to by his family and many, many friends. Gerald passed away in Seattle on Saturday, September 8, 2012, along with his beloved brother and best friend, Eldon Lutz. Described as a kind soul, a true collaborator, possessing a wicked sense of humor, and simply as a good man – Gerald cared deeply about making the world a kinder, happier place for everyone and what better way to do that than with a smile and laughter. Passions – many – but he will best be remembered for being authentic, honest and looking for the best in all people and situations, attending concerts, music of all kinds, his love of good simple food, cooking, and being a great bartender. Also for Mustache March, Tie Tuesdays, Bike to Work Month, his love of technology and gadgets - proud of his “geekdom”, Capoeira, karaoke, bringing people together – socially and professionally; and as one friend expressed, “his relentless food pics (on Facebook) which were primarily designed to torment me.” Gerald donated his time and funds to many charitable organizations, including Locks of Love, Treehouse, Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, and was new to the Northwest Sinfonietta (Seattle Committee). He considered his adored son, Daniel – lovingly referred to as “Danimal” – as his great legacy; and Gerald was passionately devoted to his wife, Rachel Spain, the “love of his life.” Born October 19, 1972 in Lawton, Oklahoma, Gerald grew up in Severn, Maryland, Aschaffenburg, Germany and Meridian, Idaho. A graduate of Meridian High school, he is a proud University of Idaho “Vandals” graduate, earning degrees in Zoology, Biology, and Botany. In addition to wife, Rachel and son, Daniel, Gerald is survived by his much loved mother, Genevra De Mond and step-father, Willy De Mond; father and step-mother, Mike and Kim Lutz; mother and father-in-law, Linda and Tom Spain; sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Dr. James Spain Greene; brother-in-law, Christopher Watkins; Aunts, Bozsi Claussen, Francesca de Csipkay and Nicolette de Csipkay; 4 nieces, including wonderful niece, Eldon’s daughter, Karisha; 3 nephews and many very cherished cousins. Gerald believed deeply in family and treasured friends. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to the non-profit Locks of Love or education fund for Daniel K. Lutz (information to be posted on Facebook). Viewing at 5-6:30 p.m., followed by Rosary will be held on Friday, 09/14 at 7:00 p.m. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, 09/15 at 1:00 p.m. at BONNEY WATSON Capitol Hill, 1732 Broadway, Seattle, WA (206) 322-0013. Please sign the guest book at www.bonneywatson.com. A Slamming Memorial Party to honor Gerald will be announced on Facebook soon. And, as Gerald liked to quote, “Smoke a kipper for me Skipper, I’ll be back for breakfast.” “Ace” Rimmer
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