Julia Katharine Luckritz of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Solomans Island, Maryland, and Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, 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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