Devoted To Family
John C. Lutz, 73, Slocum Township, died peacefully on Sept. 9, 2013, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
John was born Sept. 19, 1939, in Dorrance Township. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ada Lutz, and brother, Edward.
Jack, as family and friends knew him, leaves behind his devoted and loving wife of 53 years, Mary Ann Zajonckoski Lutz, his teenage sweetheart and true love of his life.
Surviving are his sister, Stanalee; two sons, David and Jeffrey and their spouses; and grandchildren, Stephanie, Kaelin, Taylor, Gabriella, Derek and Alexander.
Jack was an avid hunter, fisherman, and a dedicated volunteer fireman for Slocum Township. A member of the United Steelworkers Union, he was employed by King Fifth Wheel for 40 years. He never failed to provide for his family.
To his grandchildren, Jack was known simply as “Pop,” a title he cherished more than anything. Husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be missed and forever in the hearts of those whose lives he touched.
A celebration of Jack’s life was held at the family home in Slocum Township.
The family asks that donations be
made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association .
Penn Lake Resident
Patricia Daly Flanagan, 82, a longtime resident of Penn Lake, died September 10, 2013 at her home.
Born Feb. 13, 1931, in Wilkes-Barre Township, she was a daughter of the late William and Agnes Glennon Daly.
Pat was an administrative assistant at White Haven Center for more than 25 years before retiring.
Mrs. Flanagan was a member of the Parish of St. Patrick in White
Pat’s greatest joy in life was
spending time with her grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as Nana.
Her husband, James A. Flanagan, died Oct. 18, 1982. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, John C., William J. and James Daly.
She will be greatly missed by her children, Patrick and his wife, Kelly Flanagan, Dallas, with whom she resided for the past five years; Kathleen and her husband, Gustavo Estrella, Uxbridge, Mass.; William Flanagan, Bear Creek, and James and his wife, Theresa Flanagan, Springfield; grandchildren, Rachael, Christopher and Patrick Flanagan; Antonio and Patrick Estrella; Kaitlyn and Krista Flanagan; Katherine and Christina Flanagan; longtime family friends, Alan and Julia Mitchell, and
their son, Aidan, of Washington, D. C.; nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Pat’s entire family is grateful for the loving care given by her care providers, Cathy Tullo and Drs. John Brennan, Gerald Maloney, Michael Rupp, Aliasgar Chittalia, Philip Webb and David Evans, as well as for the compassionate care and love shared by the entire staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart through the past few days.
Celebration of Pat’s life was held at McLaughlin’s –The Family Funeral Service, Wilkes-Barre, with funeral Mass in the Church of St. Patrick in White Haven. Interment was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, White Haven.
Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Pat’s family at www.celebrateherlife.com.