Phyliss R. Lutz 1932-2019

WARREN — Phyliss R. Lutz, 86, of Warren, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 12, 2019, at her home, after two years of failing health, the final three-and-a-half months under the loving care of her husband, Frank, and Ohio Living Hospice.

Phyliss was born May 26, 1932, in Dubois, Pa., the daughter of Carl and Helen Patterson Albert. Her home was in Brockway, Pa., until she moved to Warren in 1956.

Phyliss met the love of her life in 1966 and they were married Aug. 8, 1969. She was retired from LaBrae Board of Education after 26 years as a secretary in the treasurer’s office, a job that she loved. She loved sewing and embroidering for a pastime and her beautiful work is displayed throughout their home. She and husband Frank enjoyed traveling and they marveled at all the beautiful sights that this country has to offer. She was also a great fan of the Indians, Browns and the Buckeyes.

Besides her husband, Frank, she is survived by her two best friends, Carol Jones and Kathy Sepesy, who were a great support and comfort to her throughout her illness. Also surviving are two stepchildren, Michael (Patty) Vail of Jacksonville, Fla., and Robyn Vail Chermansky of Newton Falls, who were 4 and 2 years old when Phyliss raised them as her own until they graduated high school and chose to go on their own.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Helen Patterson Albert.

The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at McFarland-Barbee Family Funeral Home, Warren. A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Francis Katrinak celebrating her service. Entombment will follow in All Souls Cemetery, Bazetta Township.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made, in Phyliss’ name, to St. Mary Catholic Church Fund, 232 Seneca NE, Warren, OH 44481 or Ohio Living Hospice, 1001 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, OH 43299.

Arrangements are entrusted to The McFarland – Barbee Family Funeral Home, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Visit to view this obituary, send condolences, and order flowers.

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