|Date of Birth||March 11, 1936|
|Date Deceased||December 17, 2020|
|Service Date||December 22, 2020|
|Service Time||4 p.m.|
|Service Location||Avoca Funeral Home|
|Interment Location||Valley View Cemetery, Avoca|
Laura M. Schutz
BATH-Laura M. Schutz, 84, passed away Thursday morning (Dec. 17, 2020) at the Taylor Health Center in Bath, after a long illness.
Born in Wayland on March 11, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ruth (Evans) Loveland. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Delbert Schutz and one daughter, Deborah Ann Finch.
A graduate of Wayland Central School, Laura was an office manager for the Steuben County Department of Public Works (DPW) in Bath for 20 years before she retired. She was also the bookkeeper for her husband’s trucking business.
Laura enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved animals and camping and especially enjoyed building and landscaping her new home. In later years she liked spending time with her weekly “coffee clutch.”
Her family includes her son, Douglas Schutz; three grandchildren, Desirea (Dan) Houck, Azechia Schutz and Sadie Schutz; five great-grandchildren, Lukas, Delaney, Meridel, Brooklyn and Lylliona; one brother, Donald (Rosemary Putzig) Loveland; one nephew, Ted Loveland; one niece, Vicky Johnson.
Calling hours are 2-4 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 22, 2020) at the Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca, where a funeral and committal service will be held following calling hours at 4 p.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Barre Butts officiating. THOSE ATTENDING THE CALLING HOURS OR SERVICE WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, Avoca.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Finger Lakes SPCA, 72 Cameron St., Bath, N.Y. 14810.
The Avoca Funeral Home is honored to assist Laura’s family with the arrangements.
Online condolences or remembrances of Laura are welcomed on the Facebook page of Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.
Laura and I used to have some fun, memorable times together. She was my best, best friend . There were 5 of us ladies that would get together for coffee at times. Our little group consisted of â€œAuntâ€ Neva, Laura, Theresa Loveland, Alberta Macdougal and me, Bev Belanger. We always got together for cake and coffee on our birthdayâ€™s.We would meet at the Goodrich Diner and the â€œSnack Barâ€, in Avoca or at â€œAuntâ€ Neva Crabtreeâ€™s, in Prattsburg. We had a lot of laughs together ! Laura and I would take time to do lunch sometimes. We went to Pizza Delite many times. I remember one time when she found a little baby bunny so she took it in and fed and raised it. She loved the bunnies.Laura, I know you are where you want to be now , with husband, Del, daughter Debbie and your mom & dad. Laura, I hope you knew how much I loved you dear friend. Rest in peaceI