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William C. Lutter, 75, of Sea Bright, New Jersey passed away on July 9, 2017, with his loving wife of 52 years by his side.   

Bill was born on December 15, 1941 in New York City to the late William M. Lutter and late Catherine (Condren) Lutter. He and his three sisters grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City, where his mother said he was “a very active little boy.”  He met the love of his life Kathleen (Bradley) Lutter while on Spring Break in Florida, and they married on May 8, 1965.  

He served in the Army National Guard from 1963 through 1970.  He joined the New York City Fire Department in 1970, a career that he called “the best job of his life.”  He served as a firefighter at Engine 60 and Ladder 17. When he was promoted to lieutenant he was transferred to Ladder 14.  After retiring from the fire department, after serving for 20 years, he became a senior executive at a construction management firm in New York City.  He and Kathleen loved to renovate houses together.  They started their married life in the Bronx, NY, and raised their family in homes that they renovated in Mahopac, NY and Pleasantville, NY.  They also renovated and lived in homes in Harrison, NY, Armonk, NY, Sutton Place, New York City, Bradley Beach, NJ, Shrewsbury, NJ and Sea Bright, NJ.

He was a tireless worker, whether it was working at his job, a second job, renovating a house, tending his yard, or helping his family.   When not working he enjoyed the outdoors, walking, shooting in firearms ranges, swimming in the ocean, and helping his family.  He and Kathleen loved visiting Aruba and their home in Naples, Florida.  His generous spirit, and his altruistic ways will be greatly missed. 

He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Kathleen (Bradley) Lutter, his children William T. Lutter and his wife Kim of Manalapan, NJ and  Janet (Lutter) Peterson, her husband Jamie and his grandchildren Kelly and Kate Peterson of Hingham, MA.    He is also survived by his sister-in-law Marian and her husband Tommy Fox, and numerous nieces and nephews.   He is pre-deceased by his parents, his sisters Lorraine O’Neill, Florence Goldberg, Janet Fischer and sister-in-law Christine Brown.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Thompson Memorial Home on Sunday July 16th from 11:30 to 12:30 with a prayer service at 12:30.  In lieu of flowers please consider donating to a charity of your choice.



Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740