Karen Melinda (LUTZ) GERVASE


News Death Notice

(LUTZ) GERVASE, Karen Melinda 54, of Lebanon, CT and formerly of Tremont City, OH, loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2012) at Hartford Hospital. Born Sept. 21, 1958 in Urbana, OH, she was a daughter of Herbert Lutz of Tremont City, OH and the late Mary (Zerkel) Lutz. Her love of music and artistic ability was a gift of her parents, that they shared with her sisters as well, and one that she passed on to her sons. She graduated from Northwestern High School, Class of 1976, studied music abroad in Hungary, earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Wright State University, OH and her Master's degree from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT. Karen shared her love of music with countless students while teaching in New Britain; she had also served as pianist and music director for St. Francis of Assisi Church in Lebanon. Karen will also be remembered for her sense of humor but most importantly for her devotion to her sons. In addition to her father, she is survived by three sons, Charles, Anthony "A.J." and Stephen Gervase, all at home; two sisters, Kathy Newman-Gall of Columbus, OH and Stephanie Lutz of Findlay, OH; nephews Phillip Newman, Christopher Gall and Cameron Gall, all of Columbus OH; and numerous extended family members, students, colleagues and friends. A celebration of Karen's life will take place with her family from 2 to 4 PM Saturday, Nov. 10th, at the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers or donations, please bring a memory and/or a picture (if you have one to share)! You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com

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Published in Springfield News-Sun on Nov. 4, 2012