February 25, 1933 - December 17, 2020
Augusta, GA – Mr. John C. Utz, 87, entered into rest December 17, 2020. A Memorial Service at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church will be scheduled at a later date. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Altoona, Pa. Much loved husband to Janet Ann Utz; much loved father to Janet L. Utz, MD of Aiken SC/Augusta GA and John C. Utz, Jr of Naples FL; and much-loved grandfather to Jordan Rose Parker and Lathan Douglas Parker of Aiken SC/Augusta GA. He would tell anyone who reads this (or who knew him well), “Always read the instructions first” and, that “You can do anything you set your mind to.” He would remind you that, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” He would tell you to remain faithful to your family and friends. And he would tell you that “Real Men” follow God and can even learn to change diapers at 72 or quit smoking at 65. He led an extraordinary life and leaves behind a wonderful legacy defined by character and a joy for life...and he would wish for all of you to be equally blessed. We will miss him dearly, but we know that we will see him again. In the meantime, he will be catching up with friends long gone and his favorite furry friends (even some cats ... which he wasn’t too sure about at first ... but loved them all the same). He was born in Detroit Michigan, was an Alumnus of Detroit Country Day School, and was a graduate of the University of Detroit. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Chester Utz, and his sister Mary Jeanne Zimmerman. During his professional career, he worked as a marketing executive for Chrysler Corporation, American Motors, Eaton Yale Industrial Trucks, and Iveco Motors. In retirement, he obtained his CDL and traveled the country with Up With People and CSPAN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the CSRA Humane Society at 425 Wood Street, Augusta GA 30904. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry at www.PoseyCares.com.
Augusta, GA – Mr. John C. Utz, 87, entered into rest December 17, 2020. A Memorial Service at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church will be scheduled at a later date. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Altoona, Pa. Much loved husband... View Obituary & Service Information
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