Dr. Myron Howard Lutz, M.D.

  • Born: June 26, 1938
  • Died: October 22, 2017
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Tel. (843) 723.2524

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Dr. Myron H. Lutz, M.D., 79, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Judith Cohen Lutz passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side Sunday, October 22, 2017. His funeral service will be held at the graveside Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Dr. Lutz was born June 26, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Morris D. Lutz and Rose Greenblatt Lutz. He graduated from Columbia University and New York University College of Medicine. He interned at Philadelphia General Hospital. He completed a four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bronx Municipal Hospital. From there Dr. Lutz served two years in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He completed a one year Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center and a second year of Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. Dr. Lutz was Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. He had multiple appointments in the Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology Departments at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) from 1973-1977. Dr. Lutz ran a successful private practice in OB/GYN and GYN Oncology from 1977-2005. He was the consummate healer of patients and their families. Over the years he received countless letters of appreciation from patients. As an example of the healer that he was, a patient wrote "You are a person who has given so many gifts. You gave the gift that someone cannot buy, you gave us something you cannot wrap, you gave us something you cannot say, and you gave us something that we really cannot see and that special gift was hope."

Dr. Lutz was a board member of multiple civic organizations including the American Cancer Society, Hospice of Charleston and Trident Academy. He was extremely active in and passionate about a variety of public health issues including smoking cessation, adolescent education, senior health education and childhood literacy.

In addition to medicine he was a very loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family. He also loved gardening, karate, fishing, photography, tap dancing, drums, boating and all outdoor activities.

Dr. Lutz is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy; two sons: Mark S. Lutz (Carla) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Ken I. Lutz (Amy) of Charleston, SC; daughter, Sheri L. Barnett (David) of Framingham, MA; four grandchildren; John, Zack, Sam and Hannah; and two sisters: Gloria Greifer and Barbara Gerstenblatt.

Memorials may be made to the Charleston Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, N. Charleston, SC 29406.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sad for the Lutz family. Through Dr. Lutz' brilliant healing and caring, I was saved from ovarian cancer in 1995. I have thought of him very often since he retired in 2007, with a grateful heart. Rest in peace my dear doctor friend.

Posted by Sandra Schad - Summerville, SC   November 22, 2017

Sorry for your loss. 1john 4:16 God is love and he knows how difficult this time is for you

Posted by A friend   November 20, 2017

Amy, Ken and Judy,
I was so sad to hear about Myron's passing. He was such a great guy to work with. As a young pathologist, he would always try to instill confidence and remind me of a difficult diagnosis that I helped him with. Such a sweet man. Hope you all are doing well. You all are in my thoughts.

Posted by Amy Kirshtein - Charleston, SC - coworker   November 16, 2017


So many memories are flooding through my mind. Judy, my dearest friend, I want to share one of the best of them. You and Myron came to visit us for a weekend, and the drive was hard on Myron. He didn't get much sleep because Carlton snored so loudly. Then there was the black towel incident! But all the tension melted away when we took a boat ride down the Silver River and laughed our heads off. We still tell that story and laugh about it all. We loved Myron and love you and your family so much.
Carol & Carlton

Posted by Carol Nicholson - Alachua, FL - Friend   November 05, 2017

Myron Lutz MD was an amazing doctor who cared deeply for his patients, he delivered my daughter so many years. I will always remember him. My condolences to Judy and his family.

Posted by Jackie Yocheved Koplowitz - Atlanta, GA   October 30, 2017

Judy, Sheri, Mark and Kenny,
Just heard about Myron. So sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength and sending love at this difficult time.

Posted by Sharon Benmaman - Mendota Hts, MN   October 28, 2017

Dr Lutz was a compassionate person who dedicated his life to women's' health. I had the privileged of working with him for many years at Roper Hospital. He was highly respected not only by his patients but the nurses who worked with him and fellow colleagues. He will be truly missed. Kathy Kuhn, RN

Posted by Kathy Kuhn - Summerville, SC - Coworker   October 28, 2017

Dear Lurz family, please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of Dr. Lutz. It was such a privelage to be a patient of Dr. Lurz, the most special, knowlegible and caring human being. There is nothing I can say to ease your pain, but please know my heart is joining yours in prayer during this difficult time.

Posted by Jane Levis - Charleston, SC   October 28, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Lutz, He took care of my Mother when she had cancer and He delivered my son. He was a kind and compassionate person. God Bless his Family.

Posted by A friend   October 27, 2017

Always sad to see contemporary colleagues pass on. I will remember Myron as a dedicated and skilled doctor and a good friend. He was among other accomplishments instrumental in creating the Private Practice arm of the SGO, together with us pioneers in this field and with considerable opposition from the establishment. Rest in peace after a life well lived,

Posted by Staffan Nordqvist, MD, PhD - West Palm Beach, FL   October 27, 2017

Dr. Lutz was one of the kindest and caring physicians I have had the privilege to know. He was deeply respected by his patients and colleagues for his compassion, care and excellence.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Darla Wier, RN

Posted by Darla Wier - Charleston, SC   October 26, 2017


So sorry to hear of the passing of Dr Lutz he was so wonderful and caring he saved my life and I am so grateful. The family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Betty Lizarralde - Mt Pleasant, SC   October 26, 2017

Dear Lutz Family, So sorry for your loss, I still remember laughing with the family as you told stories after David and Sheris wedding. I know how much pain you must be in right now and can only hope that the sweet memories of better times become a balm that let you reflect on Myron's life and all the good moments. Chabuca, Damian, Siri, Sofia and I send you all our love and thoughts.

Posted by Peter Barnett - Santiag   October 26, 2017

Dear Family of Dr. Myron Lutz,
I want to express to you my deepest sympathies on the loss of this incredible physician, surgeon, educator and human being. We are so grateful for his years of providing outstanding care for women with gynecologic cancers
Carol L. Brown MD
President Elect, Society of Gynecologic Oncology

Posted by Carol Brown - New York, NY   October 26, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear about Myron's passing. He was a wonderful guy and I loved the time we worked together. Holding you all in my heart and praying for comfort during your time of grief. May his memory be a blessing that sustains you and comforts you.

Posted by Anita Drennon (Epstein) - Ridgeville, SC - Coworker   October 26, 2017

Dear Judy, Mark, Sheri and Ken -
I am so happy I had the chance to spend a few days with you and Myron a couple of years ago in Charleston. Our time spent together through the years may not have been many and long, but each visit was always so special. How lucky you were to have had Myron in your lives for so long... but then again, it certainly wasn't long enough. My heart goes out to all of you over your loss, for it is a tremendous one that only time will help to ease the pain that goes with it. Smile, laugh, and remember all the wonderful times you all shared together because you know that's probably what Myron would want for all of you. I love you and wish I could be with you at this time.
Your cousin Lori in California

Posted by Lori Golden - Northridge, CA - Family   October 26, 2017

Dear Judy, dearest Sheri and family,

my loving thoughts and deepest sympathy to you all. I regret not having had the privilege of meeting Myron personally, but I was very touched by his kindness to me many years ago when I had just been diagnosed with cancer. With his knowledge, and above all with great warmth and understanding he helped to push the fears away. That memory is part of me. With love, Susan

Posted by Susan Barnett - Bremen, Germany   October 25, 2017

My deepest sympathy to Judy and the rest of the family. I have lost not only a colleague but also a very dear friend in Myron. We chatted just about six weeks ago and spoke movingly about our friendship. I was in the operating room two days ago dealing with a surgical problem and I could not help recalling from the hinterland of my many experiences with Myron how many times we had dealt with this particular problem. Returning home the day after, I learned of his passing. He was a perfectionist in the operating theater; he had the best pair of hands that I have encountered in any gynecologist. His patients loved and highly admired him, and well they did for he was a great human being!

Posted by Sam Hazell - Charleston, SC - friend   October 25, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Lutz. He was a loving, caring, and wonderful physician who took care of me and my mother for at least 25 years. We loved him as he was such a friend to us. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I am truly heartbroken over his passing as well.

Posted by Patricia Caison - Walterboro, SC   October 25, 2017

As a former patient of Dr. Lutz, I would like to extend my condolences to the family. He was a wonderful doctor - caring, gifted, and wise. He simply was the best!

Posted by Linda Dilgren - Charleston, SC   October 25, 2017

One of the finest and most caring colleague. I had the pleasure of being a friend and caring for his father as a resident physician. So sadly missed.
Courtney Fisher, M.D. (Charleston,SC)

Posted by Dr Courtney Fisher - Charleston, SC   October 25, 2017

Praying for comfort for all of you. Myron was one of the most loved men in my life. And I love you all. I'll never forget when he was there for me with Eric.

Posted by sheila Weinstein - Bala Cynwyd,, PA   October 25, 2017

I give thanks for your friendship and the chance to know your and Judy as your massage therapist. I will miss our times together. Nicole

Posted by Nicole Watts - Charleston, SC - Friend   October 25, 2017

Praying for the family during this difficult time. Dr. Lutz was one of the best doctors I've ever met. He cared about all of his patients. He and Nancy always had a beautiful smile on their faces when they entered the room. Dr. Lutz was my grandmother's doctor. When she was diagnosed with uterine cancer, he went through everything with us as if he was our family. He then became my mom's doctor, then mine. Over 30+ years of knowing someone so wonderful. I know Heaven has a place for him because his heart was filled with love and compassion. He will greatly be missed. We will love Dr. Lutz always. Forever grateful!

Posted by Mary and Christie Malone - Walterboro, SC   October 25, 2017


Better to light a light than curse the darkness. Friend, teacher, mentor, rabbi,
doctor, family,

Posted by James Rockwell - Charleston, SC   October 24, 2017

Dear Lutz family,

Thinking of you and praying you will find strength and peace at this very sad time. I had the opportunity and honor to work with Dr.Lutz and help care for his patients for many years as a nurse at Roper Hospital. He was an amazing, talented and truly devoted physician. He also always took time to teach,encourage,challenge and motivate us to be the best nurses we could be. He had an unforgetable sense of humor and never gave up hope in any circumstance. He will forever be remembered and missed by many.

Posted by Terri Gelegotis Bomar - Charleston, SC   October 24, 2017

Myron Lutz was a physician's physician-
Intelligent, wise, compassionate, and hard working. He was a mentor and a friend. For over 25 years, I benefitted as I watched his skill in action. His patients adored him and he returned their love. People like Myron don't come by often, but when they do, the rest of us are just lucky to have learned from them. Condolences from Christine and I to Judy, the children and grandchildren and to all who knew him. He will be missed. Bill Brener and Christine Lloyd

Posted by William Brener - Charleston, SC - Friend   October 24, 2017

To know him, even a short time, was to love him and now we will miss him. Our love to Judy and the whole Lutz family during this very sad time.

Posted by Rockwell Family - Charleston, SC   October 24, 2017

So very sorry to hear of Dr Lutz passing. Wishing peace, comfort, & strength for all of his family. He was a Wonderful Physician & Compassionate Healer & Person. He will certainly be missed!

Posted by Alisa Carl - Charleston, SC - Coworker   October 24, 2017

Judy, images of you and Myron dancing flood my memory! I learned so much from him. Your family and you are in my prayers

Posted by kit hargrove - charleston, SC - Friend   October 24, 2017

My Lutz Family- it's been too long, but time has not lessened our love for the family or diminished the sadness of Uncle Myron's passing. We miss you all deeply and wish we could be there even for just a few moments to share this time. Know that we are thinking of all of you and sending our love, support, and prayers for comfort, strength and peace. With much love and affection, Adam and Robin Weinstein

Posted by Adam Weinstein - Philadelphia, PA   October 24, 2017

So sorry to hear...Dr. Lutz gave me a second chance at life 32 years ago. Not only did he heal me, he touched my soul and I am forever grateful.

Posted by DeLoris Hamilton - Walterboro, SC   October 24, 2017

I was an anesthesiologist at Roper Hospital and I worked with Myron for many years. In addition to being a truly excellent surgeon, he was known as one the most caring physicians any of us had ever known. His compassion for patient's family members was boundless. In the operating room he would do the most meticulous surgery for hours and hours when all of us knew that the chances for complete cure was nearly zero. He knew that those chances were not completely zero and felt that every patient deserved the chance to be one of those still surviving years later.
Myron was also a good personal friend, and I will never forged the professional and personal support he gave me when I had great difficulties many years age.

Posted by Frank Schabel - Charleston, SC - Coworker   October 24, 2017

Wonderful man and wonderful physician. My heart goes out to the entire family

Posted by Diane LeRoy - Roswell, GA - friend   October 24, 2017

Dear Carla and Mark,
So sorry to hear this news. Although I had never met him in person , I only heard wonderful stories of love,kindness, and thoughtfulness. My prayers are with all of you. Ya'll were truly blessed.
Maureen Catenacci

Posted by Maureen Catenacci - Awendaw, SC - Friend   October 24, 2017

Dr. Lutz was my mother's oncologist in her fight against ovarian cancer 31 years ago. He was truly a blessing to her and our entire family during that very difficult year. Always compassionate, always caring, always putting patient welfare first. I know that he and Mom are teasing each other again with the angels! My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Lutz family and his many friends.
Margaret Sullivan Sneed
Summerville, SC

Posted by A friend   October 24, 2017

We have Myron, Judy and their wonderful family in our thoughts during this difficult time. He was a wonderful man, and we will miss him along with his family and so many others. Remembering him with love, Jim Ballenger & Julie Sander

Posted by Jim Ballenger - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   October 24, 2017

Dear Judy and grieving family,
So painful to find about the loss.
I have known Myron since the days of our Residency Program at AECOM : Diligent,hard working ,thriving on excellence model Resident ...
Myron has always been the symbol of honesty, fairness, empathy to patients and dedication...
Though we have lost contact for many years-I have always treasured his image as a modest and exemplary human.
May he rest in peace-

Moshe Hachamovitch MD

Posted by Moshe & Shoshana Hachamovitch - Scarsdale, NY - classmate   October 24, 2017

Dear Judy and Family,

We were saddened to see in the paper this morning of Myron's passing. He was my colleague and friend . He was a dedicated and caring physician for his patients who loved him dearly.

We wish to extend our love and prayers to you and your family .

Carium and Peggy

Posted by Carium and Peggy Joseph - Charleston, SC - Friend   October 24, 2017

My deepest sympathy to your entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Barbara Fairfax - Charleston, SC - Friend   October 24, 2017

One of the most caring and brilliant physicians I have known. So blessed that he was part of my life for so many years.

Posted by Karen Delcioppo - Charleston   October 24, 2017

I met Myron and was tutored by him in GYN Oncology in 1973 at Jackson Hospital in Miami where he was a fellow and I an intern. I returned to Charleston for residency at my Alma Mater MUSC and, lo and behold, there he was, a faculty member in the Department of OB-GYN as a GYN Oncologist. Great news! I continued to work under him and, more importantly, with him.
He was a gifted teacher, always taking extra time to pass on some of his wealth of knowledge. His personal specialty was patient care, always fighting and innovating. He listened to patients and their families. He exemplified character - compassion, humility, and work ethic. A lasting impression.
After I finished residency and he was n private practice, he did me the honor of caring for my wife Jan and delivering our first child. He is fondly remember by both of us.
My sympathy and condolences to Judy and his family. God bless you.

Floyd W Putney MD
Johns Island

Posted by Floyd Putney - Johns Island, SC   October 24, 2017

Judy, Ken, Amy, Zachary and Hannah,
So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed running into your dad and grandfather at various gatherings. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Shari and Gary Allen - Hanahan, SC - Friend   October 24, 2017

When my husband and I told my doctor at Johns Hopkins that we were moving to Charleston, he immediately said that the doctor for me was Myron Lutz and that he would notify him that I would be calling. Dr. Lutz took me on as a patient and I was with him until his retirement. That was a very sad day for me. Such a kind and compassionate person!

I am so sorry to read of his passing.

Posted by Theresa Lubbers - Charleston, SC - Acquaintance   October 24, 2017

What a wonderful, loving man Dr Lutz was. My mother Gladys Proper had ovarian cancer and he was her doctor. I saw how he spent time with her and truly loved her. He will be missed.

Posted by Charlotte Proper - Hanahan, SC - Family Friend   October 24, 2017

Myron was a year senior to me at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine OB/Gyn Residency Program, New York City. It was evident as early as those training days that he was a great doctor and compassionate person. I learned much from him during our time together and knewt that he would become an exceptional practitioner.
My heartfelt condolences to Judy and the entire family
Arthur Rubin, MD
Hollywood, Florida

Posted by Arthur Rubin - Hollywood, FL - Classmate   October 23, 2017

Judy- I have such fond memories of you and Myron from my childhood. Bob and Myron doing their residency together and you and Sheila driving out from NY to NJ with your oldest children.
Myron was such a gentle soul. I know he will be missed by his family, friends and former patients. Wishing you peace and comfort.

Posted by Joanne Schwartz - Charleston, SC - Friend   October 23, 2017

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