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Phyliss R. Lutz

May 26, 1932 ~ May 12, 2019 (age 86)

Phyliss R. Lutz, 86, of Warren Ohio, passed away peacefully after 2 years of failing health, the final 3 ½ months under the loving care of her husband Frank and Ohio Living Hospice she passed away at her home. Phyliss was born in Dubois, PA on May 26, 1932,  the daughter of Carl and Helen Patterson Albert. Her home was in Brockway, PA until she moved Warren in 1956.

Phyliss met the love of her life in 1966 and they were married August 8, 1969. She was retired from LaBrea 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 step-children; Michael (Patty) Vail of Jacksonville, FL 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 on Wednesday May 15, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at McFarland-Barbee Family Funeral Home, Warren, Ohio.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, 11:00 am, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Francis Katrinak celebrating her service. Entombment will follow at All Souls Cemetery, Bazetta Twp. OH.

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

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


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