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Howard Franklin Lutz, Jr.
November 15, 2023
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Howard F. “Frank” Lutz, Jr., age 77, passed away following a long illness, on November 15, 2023.
Born in Watsonville, CA to the late Howard F. Lutz, Sr. and Mary E. (Thompson) Lutz in 1946, Frank is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Judy (Cornine) Lutz and his four loving daughters and their husbands, Natalie and Kieran Sniadowski, Amelia and Lee Tibbett IV, Megan and Jeff Reim, and Allison and Nathan Roby. In addition, he is survived by grandchildren, Madison Tibbett, Anthony Sniadowski, Jack Tibbett, Sam Kowalchick, Madeline Reim, Emma Tibbett, Sophia Kowalchick (Dylan Holtzclaw), Owen Reim, and Lily Roby. He also survived by his siblings Connie Creason, Jeff Lutz, Randy Lutz and David Lutz, as well as Mother-in-Law, Hazel Cornine, and brothers and sisters-in-law, Rick and Pam Cornine, Linda and Steve Shedd and Tim and Sandra Cornine, all living in Missouri. He is also survived by several dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Zoe Reim, and three brothers and three sisters.
In 1970, Frank and Judy, who lived across the street from one another, were “set up” by little old ladies living close by, who decided they would make a “cute” couple. They were married on August 15, 1970, a mere three months after they met.
Frank was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the Navy from 1964-1968 on the USS Providence. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Frank began his career with Dupont in Moberly, MO which led to a company move to New Castle, DE in 1979. Following a life-changing illness which left him paralyzed on the right side, Frank retired from Dupont in 1992. Despite his challenging limitations, he remained active and worked part-time for Bayshore Moving and Storage for a number of years.
Frank will forever remain in our hearts as a loving husband and father. The family would like to extend a special thank you and gratitude to his home health aide Shellie. In addition, we would like to thank his many care givers provided by Compassionate Care Hospice.
A visitation will be held on Monday, November 27, 2023, from 10-11:00 am at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Bear, DE. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 am at Beeson Funeral Home. Interment will take place privately at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s name may be made to St. Jude at stjude.org/dontate.