LIBERTY TWP. - In the early morning of Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, Bruce H. Luntz, 73, sadly passed away after a brief illness.
Bruce is dearly missed and greatly mourned for by his three daughters, Shayna (Sam) Levi of New Albany, Amanda (Dan) Chernyak, also of New Albany, and Marla (Andrew) Spitz of Orange. He leaves behind a brother, David (Pat) Luntz of Liberty Township; a sister, Geri Bonn of Fort Meyers, Fla.; sister-in-law, Marcia Sigler of New Castle, Pa.; brother-in-law, Sig VanRaan of New York; and numerous nieces, a nephew and cousins. Bruce is also sorely missed by his six adoring grandchildren, Molly and William Chernyak, Noah and Zoe Levi, and Maya and Ava Spitz.
He was pre-deceased by his parents, Sam and Lillian Luntz; sister, Julie VanRann of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; brother-in-law, Michael Bonn of Fort Meyers, Fla.; and his uncle and aunt, Sherman and Dolores Rappaport of Cleveland.
Bruce was a gentleman and a gentle man, who was kind to everyone he encountered, but he was most devoted and dedicated to his family.
Born Aug. 2, 1947 in Youngstown, Bruce demonstrated a keen interest in athletics and sports from a young age. He was a talented baseball player and an avid fan of all Cleveland professional sports teams.
Graduating from The Rayen School in 1965, Bruce attended Miami University of Ohio, earning his bachelor's degree in accounting from Youngstown State University in 1969. He was employed by various companies as an accountant, eventually serving as the chief financial officer of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce from 1999 until his retirement in 2012, thereafter continuing to serve the Chamber on a part-time basis under the auspices of the Youngstown Community Improvement Corporation, as well as doing free-lance accounting work. Bruce was a consummate professional who had a stellar reputation in his field and was known for his attention to detail. He believed in always trying to exceed peopleás expectations, and that is exactly what he did for so many years at the Chamber.
An excellent golfer, Bruce was club champion of Squaw Creek Country Club for one year in the late 80s, also serving as president of that organization from 1992-1993. He was a lifelong member of Temple El Emeth.
Of all his achievements in his professional vocation as well as his leisurely avocations, Bruce took the greatest pride in being a grandfather, never missing any of his grandchildren's birthdays, life-cycle occasions, pre-school graduations, sporting events or dance competitions. He also enjoyed the special relationships he had with his granddogs, Casey, Sadie, Jake, Cooper, Harper and Lexi.
A private funeral service will take place Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Temple El Emeth Cemetery on Granada Ave. in Youngstown. The service will be available on Zoom using Meeting ID 829 2563 9229 and Passcode 488812.
Contributions in Bruce's memory may be sent to Amanda Chernyak, 7087 Fernridge Dr. New Albany, OH 43054. All funds donated will be distributed to various causes and organizations dear to Bruce and his family.
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