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.

Harry M. Canavesi Jr.

BIRTH: 06/02/1951 DEATH: 04/17/2019 Harry M. Canavesi...

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Merle A. Platz

BIRTH: 06/13/1933 DEATH: 04/14/2019 Merle A. Platz, age...

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Jessie Why

BIRTH: 12/10/1926 DEATH: 04/08/2019 Jessie Why, 92, of...

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Woodrow W. Clawson, Jr.

BIRTH: 06/06/1947 DEATH: 04/09/2019   Woodrow W...

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Bruno J. Gratteri

BIRTH: 12/31/1942 DEATH: 04/08/2019 Bruno J. Gratteri...

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JoAnne Saltzman Autenreith

BIRTH: 02/05/1929 DEATH: 04/04/2019 JoAnne Saltzman...

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Juanita Mary Baylis

BIRTH: 09/26/1922 DEATH: 04/03/2019 Juanita Mary Baylis...

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John H. Swick

BIRTH: 05/24/1937 DEATH: 04/02/2019 John H. Swick, 81...

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Delores Sweesy-St. Esprit

BIRTH: 02/05/1932 DEATH: 04/02/2019 Delores Sweesy-St...

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Dorothy Jane Rohm

BIRTH: 05/29/1926 DEATH: 03/30/2019 Dorothy Jane Rohm...

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Michelle Christine (Hensley) Jarboe

BIRTH: 10/15/1969 DEATH: 03/30/2019 Michelle Christine...

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John R. “Pops” Pavkovich

BIRTH: 03/11/1945 DEATH: 03/29/2019 John R. “POPS”...

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Donald “Moose” Laurie Lambert II

BIRTH: 05/31/1943 DEATH: 03/27/2019 Donald...

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Richard Allen Lawson

BIRTH: 05/15/1952 DEATH: 03/20/2019 Richard Allen Lawson...

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Irene (Goscinski) Zakarian

BIRTH: 06/14/1928 DEATH: 03/20/2019 Irene (Goscinski)...

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