Geraldine B. 'Jerry' Clutz, homemaker

March 12, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Geraldine B. "Jerry" Clutz, a homemaker and former longtime Arnold resident, died Tuesday of cancer at a son's Ridgely's Delight home. She was 81.

Geraldine B. Snyder was born and raised in Baltimore, where she attended city public schools.

Before her marriage in the 1940s, she worked as an assembly line worker for the National Biscuit Co. and later in the accounting department of the Montgomery Ward facility on Monroe Street.

She was married in 1947 to Richard G. Clutz Sr., a roofer for Anne Arundel County's public schools. He died in 1994.

The couple lived for 40 years in Arnold; after her husband's death, Mrs. Clutz lived in Severna Park for nine years before moving to Ridgely's Delight in 2008.

Mrs. Clutz was an avid bowler and coached the Quarter Pints, a duckpin bowling team for 2- to 4-year-olds for 12 years, family members said.

During the 1980s, she worked at Severna Park Day Care.

"She loved children," said a son, Jay Clutz of Ridgely's Delight.

Mrs. Clutz also enjoyed bingo, reading and watching TV game shows. She also was a Ravens and Orioles fan.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. today at Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park.

Also surviving are two other sons, Richard Clutz Jr. of Severna Park and Steven Clutz of Crownsville; four daughters, Ronnie Lloyd and Regina Shumway, both of Pasadena, Bonnie Smith of Greensboro and Kathleen Osborn of Ridgely; two sisters, Dolores Volcker of Goldsboro and Shirley Clayton of Greenville, Tenn.; 26 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

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