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Florence A. Lutz, 89, of New Castle passed away the evening of Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at her residence.
Born on May 25, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Susan Frank Quint.
She is survived at home by her husband of 42 years, Duane "Dewey" Lutz.
Mrs. Lutz was a New Castle High School graduate, where she became its first homecoming queen. She graduated in the class of 1946.
She worked as a secretary for Attorney Sherman Levine, was an operator at Bell Telephone Company, and was a jewelry department manager at both Hills Department Store and Treasure Island Department Store. She also worked at Home Health Care, was a bus monitor and was a cashier for Giant Eagle.
Among her favorite activities, spending time with her family was what she treasured most.
She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Along with her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Judith (Daniel) Martwinski of New Castle and Arleen Crisci of Largo, Florida; a stepdaughter, Kathy (Frank) Costa; three sons, Richard Panella of Boca Raton, Florida, David (Karen) Panella of New Castle and Martin Panella of New Castle; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Panella of New Castle; a stepson, Gary (Mary Lou) Lutz of New Castle; a sister-in -law, Juanita Quint of San Jose, California; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her parents; a brother, John Quint; a sister, Anna Barletto; and a son, Anthony Panella.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home, 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 984 W. Maitland Lane, New Castle.
A funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. John Yergan officiating.
Burial will be at Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on January 9, 2018
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