Louis Strutz, Jr.
unknown - August 25, 2012
Louis "Buddy" G. Strutz, Jr., 50, of Mattydale, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Crown Center in Cortland. Buddy grew up in Mattydale and attended North Syracuse High. He was the son of the late Louis G. and Esther E. Strutz.
Buddy was known by many as a bartender at his family's bar and restaurant, Lou's 5th Wheel, in Mattydale during the 1970-1980s. He was a very compassionate and caring person who remained devoted to his family.
Buddy was predeceased by his companion, Diane Kennedy, in May.
Surviving are his five siblings: Brenda (Lawrence Letiecq) Gentile of Sandy Creek, Shelley (Arnie Caufield) O'Neil of Mattydale, Robin (Jeffrey) Sharpe of Mattydale, Richard (Laura) Strutz of Grass Valley, CA, and John (Marcie Coe) Strutz of San Jose, CA; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Road, Mattydale. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at the funeral home followed by burial in Loomis Hill Cemetery.