of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Solomans Island, MD, and Mountain Lakes, NJ.  Age 77, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2024 at her home in Chelsea. She was born October 12, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Arthur J. and Jessalyn D. (Cairns) Walters. She was a loving wife and mother who was dedicated to her children.

Julia and her husband were founding members of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of United States (MHAUS) in 1981. She was a volunteer for the National Association for Child Development in Mountain Lakes, NJ, where she raised her two children. Julia was a home room mom for both of her children, as well as a Girl Scout troop leader and Den mother. She was a volunteer EMT with both of her children for the Boonton Kiwanis Ambulance in Boonton, NJ for nearly 10 years.  Julia was an avid dog lover, breeding and showing Samoyeds.

On September 24, 1971, Julia married Robert Thomas Luckritz, and he survives. She is also survived by her daughter, Kera Elizabeth Luckritz (Mike) Drake of Chelsea; son, Robert Aric (Gerard Bradley) Luckritz of Austin, Texas; and brothers, John (Sue) Walters of Lexington Park, Maryland, Peter (Karen) Walters of Waynesboro, PA, and William Walters of Temple Hills, MD. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel Wednesday, May 22 from 6-8 pm.  Burial will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.  Memorial donations can be to Ozone House in Ann Arbor  or the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the US

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#6 Bobby Swann 2024-05-28 11:30
Bob, so sorry to learn of your loss. I hope the days ahead will provide you peace and reflection on the memories of the past. SIYC and St.Peters are thinking of you at this time.
#5 Sean Arena 2024-05-24 13:12
Rob and Family
I am so sorry for your loss, I had the privilege of meeting your mom and enjoyed our conversations
I hope you and your family in time can remember the silly and wonderful moments in each others lives
Sean Arena
#4 Jim Randolph 2024-05-22 21:49
Bob - I am sad for the news and sadder yet that I never had the opportunity to meet Julia. She sounds like an extraordinary person. I hope the sorrow will ebb soon and be replaced by only good memories and I trust there are many.
#3 Maureen Guthke 2024-05-21 16:09
" As our heroines go separate ways for a while, they will each write separately while always tied close through giggles, growls, and growing up. We know they will reunite".....St ay tuned - Julie Luckritz

Wishing you all peace and serenity during this time.
Love, Maureen and John Guthke
#2 Sally Vodney 2024-05-21 14:53
Dear Bob, I am so sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. Our heart felt sympathy to you, Kera and Rob. Will talk to you soon. Love, Sally and Randy
#1 Barbara & Lloyd Geo. 2024-05-21 12:38
Bob & family, we are deeply saddened to learn of Julia's passing. She was a courageous woman, and your steadfast support to her and to one another is a worthy example to all of us. May her memory be eternal and may your lives be long and full.
Barbara & Lloyd George

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