El­iz­a­beth F. Lutz

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL / REGION -

Dec. 4, 2018

El­iz­a­beth F. Lutz, 90, of Free­land, and more re­cently a res­i­dent of Broomall Nurs­ing and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter, died Tues­day while un­der hospice care.

Born in High­land, “Betty,” as she was widely known, was the daugh­ter of John and Anna (MacNa­mara) Broskoskie.

A woman of deep Catholic faith, Betty was a mem­ber of Our Lady of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Par­ish at St. Ann’s Church, Free­land. She was ac­tive in the church choir and con­tin­ued to en­joy singing through­out her life. Betty of­ten prayed for fam­ily and friends strug­gling with med­i­cal or emo­tional prob­lems. She also prayed daily to ex­press her grat­i­tude for bless­ings God pro­vided.

A child of the Great De­pres­sion era, Betty de­vel­oped a knack for reusing be­fore re­cy­cling be­came fash­ion­able. For ex­am­ple, worn cloth­ing would be do­nated to a neigh­bor to make patch quilts and rag rugs; empty glass jars be­came stor­age con­tain­ers; and wrap­ping pa­per on gifts was care­fully opened so it could be reused in the fu­ture.

Prior to re­tir­ing, Betty was a sewing ma­chine op­er­a­tor for Cam­bridge Man­u­fac­tur­ing. Her love of sewing be­came a pas­time as she would vol­un­teer to sew for oth­ers if some­one needed hem­ming, a cloth­ing re­pair, a Hal­loween cos­tume, etc.

Daily, Betty looked for­ward to her cups of cof­fee. To her, cof­fee, cho­co­late, bread, tur­key and mashed pota­toes were es­sen­tial to a daily diet. Betty’s idea of heaven was “all the bread I can eat and great baked goods.” Her fam­ily knows she won’t be dis­ap­pointed.

Betty never wanted to learn to drive a car, and there­fore she could be seen fre­quently walk­ing around Free­land, re­gard­less of weather, to get gro­ceries, visit friends and at­tend church.

She was known as a kind soul who was gen­er­ous of heart, fre­quently giv­ing of her time to help neigh­bors, friends and fam­ily.

Betty was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, An­thony; brother, Charles; and sis­ters, Ann, Mar­garet and Alice.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ters, Lor­raine Honig and Teresa Zinger; three grand­sons; two grand­daugh­ters; two great-grand­chil­dren; and other ex­tended fam­ily mem­bers.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held Dec. 15 at St. Ann’s Church, 898 Cen­tre St., Free­land. View­ing will be from 11 a.m. to noon at the church, with a Mass of Chris­tian Burial to be cel­e­brated at noon.

Burial will fol­low at St. Ann’s Ceme­tery, Free­land.

McNulty Fu­neral Home, Free­land, is han­dling all fu­neral ar­range­ments.

In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions in Betty’s name may be made to a lo­cal an­i­mal shel­ter.

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