Michael L. Lutes, Sr.
September 21, 1943 - April 10, 2021
Michael L. Lutes, Sr., age 77, of Hockessin, DE, formerly of Newark, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
Born in Wilmington, DE, on September 21, 1943, he was the son of the late Herbert and Bethel (LeFevre) Lutes. Michael attended P.S. DuPont High School in Wilmington and proudly served his country in the United States Army. After being honorably discharged, he made a career in Human Resources with DuPont and Towers Perrin.
Michael met his wife of 54 years, Mary Alice, when attending a spaghetti dinner at Eastlake United Methodist Church and were together ever since. He loved to play and watch golf, University of Delaware football, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Michael’s life was centered around his family. He was a loving father and devoted Pop Pop to his beloved grandchildren. Michael dedicated himself to attending every football, baseball and soccer game, dance recital, and swim meet.
Michael is survived by his loving wife, Mary Alice (Lucas) and children, Cynthia Peden (Michael) of Hockessin, DE, Michael Lutes, Jr. (Jennifer) of Hockessin, DE, David Lutes (Laure) of Wilmington, DE, Deborah Lutes of Bel Air, MD and Mark Lutes (Melissa) of Newark DE; and 10 grandchildren, Sean, Marleigh, Madeline, Grant, Delaney, Benjamin, Gannon, Lucas, Peyton and Blake; and brother, Joseph Lutes (Barbara) of Portage, MI.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 pm on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, followed by a funeral service at 12 pm. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.
Any family members or friends who are unable to attend Michael’s funeral service can live stream the service by clicking here.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s memory to The Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.