Obituaries » Katherine H. Lutz
March 10, 1922 - July 5, 2020
Katherine Lutz , 98, of Freeland passed away Sunday at the Laurels Senior Living Community.
Born March 10, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Teresa (Busetti) Ravina.
She graduated from Freeland High School , Class of 1939 and McCann School of Business. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church and currently Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish Freeland.
Over the years, Katherine was active in the Altar and Rosary Society, the MMI Auxiliary, the Bishop Hafey Auxiliary, the Professional Secretaries International and for over 40 years the local chapter of the Pennsylvanians for Human Life. Her most cherished crusade was her dedication to the Pro-Life movement. She was dedicated to the cause of saving the unborn. Her familiar signature, Love You For LIFE
Upon graduation from business school, she was employed as a secretary with the Pennsylvania Department of Highways and worked for the US WWII Rationing Board. After raising six children she worked as a teacher aide at Freeland Elementary School. Then employed as Executive Assistant with the Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit at Youth Forestry Camp Hickory Run until retiring in 2011 with 35 years of service.
Katherine is the last surviving sibling. She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband Rocco of 51 years in 1994, sisters, Agnes Sotak and Teresa Ravina, and brothers, Dr. Willian Ravina and Leo Ravina.
She is survived by sons, Dr. Robert, and partner Valerie, North Carolina; William, Hunlock Creek; Jeffrey and wife Debra, Palmerton; Michael and wife Evie, Virginia; Rocco and partner Sonia, New Jersey; and daughter Maria Barna and husband Edward, Freeland. and 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Katherine had many loving friends and will be missed by all. She was often described as a ‘strong woman’, ‘one of a kind’ or a ‘gem’.
Due to current conditions there will be no public viewing. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Immaculate Conception Parish, Freeland. Church attendance will be limited to due to coronavirus restrictions.
Memorial donations may be made to Pennsylvanians For Human Life , 31 Hanover Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or a charity of your choice.
McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland is in charge of arrangements.