Gabauer-Lutton, Beaver Falls

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Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. is a funeral home rich in history.  The story begins in 1897.  Lyle S. Lutton purchased a skating rink located at 720-11th street, Beaver Falls, which he converted into a livery. He then purchased the building next door which he converted into an undertaking parlor.  These two buildings became the home of  “L.S. Lutton Undertaking and Livery”.

His son George became a licensed undertaker in 1912 and joined his father in the business (which Lyle then renamed to “L.S. Lutton and Son”) and they maintained that business until 1917.  They sold the livery portion of the building, and in 1927 remodeled the undertaking parlor renaming it “Lutton Funeral Home”.  The Lutton’s funeral home business remained at that location until 1937. They then moved to 1305-8th Avenue Beaver Falls and remained at that location until 1945.

George’s son John Lutton became a funeral director, following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps.  He purchased the building at 1117-5th Avenue, which was previously known as the William Moltrop Mansion and more recently the Benson Mansion.

In 1973 John’s son Park became a fourth generation licensed funeral director and joined his father.  Once John left the business Park was joined by his wife Lynn in this family business.

In June of 2004 David J. Gabauer joined the Lutton Funeral Home staff as a fully-licensed funeral director. After 40+ years of faithfully serving the families of Beaver Falls and the surrounding areas, Park and Lynn Lutton made the decision to sell all three of their funeral homes. On February 14, 2007 David J. Gabauer and his wife Lisa took over as the new owners of all three Lutton Funeral Homes.

Vincent Mario Lucci

BIRTH: 01/21/1926 DEATH: 04/20/2018 Vincent Mario Lucci...

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Ruth Irene Abert

BIRTH: 10/04/1924 DEATH: 04/19/2018 Ruth Irene Abert...

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Arthur Regis Renner

BIRTH: 09/05/1923 DEATH: 04/18/2018 Arthur Regis Renner...

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Jeffrey P. Oravitz Sr.

BIRTH: 03/08/1954 DEATH: 04/18/2018 Jeffrey P. Oravitz...

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Louise Talkovic Chaney

BIRTH: 09/09/1926 DEATH: 04/16/2018 Louise Talkovic...

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Nancy Jean Helle LaRose

BIRTH: 09/01/1960 DEATH: 04/18/2018 Nancy Jean Helle...

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Anna “Frances” Fusco

BIRTH: 12/08/1929 DEATH: 04/19/2018   Anna...

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Harold “Bud” Paul Ford

BIRTH: 09/25/1942 DEATH: 04/05/2018 Harold “Bud” Paul...

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Duane V. Biggs

BIRTH: 11/30/1943 DEATH: 04/04/2018 Duane V. Biggs, 74...

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Mary Ellen Jeffries

BIRTH: 05/10/1936 DEATH: 04/04/2018 Mary Ellen Jeffries...

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Zachary Stephen Jahoda

BIRTH: 08/26/1991 DEATH: 04/01/2018 Zachary Stephen...

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Emma Jean O’Dell

BIRTH: 09/07/1939 DEATH: 03/31/2018 Emma Jean...

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Gwendolyn L. Smith

BIRTH: 10/4/1930 DEATH: 3/26/2018 Gwendolyn L. Smith...

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Joseph Nakoa

BIRTH: 07/10/1944 DEATH: 03/15/2018   On March...

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Celia Overholt

BIRTH: 10/18-1919 DEATH: 03/21/2018 Celia Overholt, 98...

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