Caroline Lutz Obituary

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Caroline M. Lutz

August 7, 1962 - July 3, 2013
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Caroline M. Lutz age 50 of Fripp Island, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham, North Carolina. She defiantly lived with SDHB-pheochromocytoma, a genetically based neuroendrocrine cancer for her entire life. Her first tumor was removed in 1984 while she was still a college student. The disease reemerged again in the spring of 2006. She was born on August 7, 1962 the third child of Paul F. Lutz and Margaret Peters Lutz in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School, Xavier University Summa cum Laude and Northwestern Law School Cum Laude. She was an...
Caroline M. Lutz age 50 of Fripp Island, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham, North Carolina. She defiantly lived with SDHB-pheochromocytoma, a genetically based neuroendrocrine cancer for her entire life. Her first tumor was removed in 1984 while she was still a college student. The disease reemerged again in the spring of 2006.
She was born on August 7, 1962 the third child of Paul F. Lutz and Margaret Peters Lutz in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School, Xavier University Summa cum Laude and Northwestern Law School Cum Laude. She was an associate with the Corporate Group of Jones Day and a Vice President & General Counsel of AcroMed Corporation. After retiring to South Carolina and receiving her cancer diagnosis she searched for rewarding volunteer work which she could schedule around her cancer treatments. She used her expertise and experience to work tirelessly for several non-profit organizations including Our Lady's Pantry, Good Neighbor Medical Clinic of Beaufort, AccessHealth of the LowCounty, and the Pheo Para Troopers Pheochromocytoma Paraganglioma Patient Initiative. Her grant writing skills helped to bring hundreds of thousands of dollars of support to the groups with which she worked. Caroline's work for nonprofit organizations led to her receiving the 2012 Caritas Award for Catholic Volunteer of the Year from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston.
She attended the Holy Cross Mission of St. Peter's Catholic Church and was a member of the Paula Williams Memorial Cancer Support Group at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by her parents Paul F. Lutz and Margaret Peters Lutz of Beavercreek, Ohio and sister Theresa Lutz and husband Andrew Donovan of Frostproof, Florida, sister Barbara Lutz Hart and husband Philip H. Hart of Bryson City, North Carolina, brother Paul J. Lutz of Pickerington, Ohio, sister Janet Aho and husband Dave Aho of West Chester, Ohio, and sister Laura Speed and husband Michael Speed of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a loving aunt to nieces Christina Lutz, Katherine Speed, Tania and Tricia Aho and nephews Philip Jesse Hart and James Speed.
Her family will receive visitors Thursday, July 11th from 5:00-8:00 pm at Tobias Funeral Home, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, Ohio. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 am Friday July 12th at St. Luke Catholic Church, 1442 N. Fairfield Rd, Beavercreek, Ohio. A memorial service will be held on Fripp Island, SC at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the charities which she cared so much about: Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic 30 Professional Village Circle, Beaufort, SC 29907 or The Pheo Para Patient Initiative PO Box 2064 Kokomo, IN 46904-2064. Donations may be made online at www.pheoparatroopers.com.

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