DOLORES ANN LUTZ of San Mateo, beloved mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2018 after a long illness. She was 87. Known to everyone as "Ann," Ms. Lutz was born January 14, 1931 in Geneva), Illinois, the first child of the late Christian Nickolas and Olive Leona Streit. She graduated from West Aurora High School before attending the University of Illinois.

In 1950, Ms. Lutz joined the U.S. State Department with the Foreign Service and spent the next 10 years serving her country in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world during the Vietnam War. While stationed in Saigon, Ms. Lutz taught English and performed clerical work at the US Embassy. After her service, Ms. Lutz settled in San Francisco, where she met Warren Robert Lutz Jr., originally of Randolph, MA.

The two were married for 20 years, raised two children in San Mateo, and remained close friends until Mr. Lutz’s passing in 2003. A voracious reader, Ms. Lutz enjoyed family road and camping trips and was a longtime fan of the San Francisco 49ers. In her later years, she served as a volunteer for the San Mateo Senior Center, was active in her parish at St. Gregory Church as a Gregorian, enjoyed fellowship with the Italian Catholic Federation, and spent countless hours taking care of her grandchildren, who absolutely adored her.”

She was blessed to have lived out her last four years at the Westmont of Morgan Hill and made many friends there. Ms. Lutz is survived by a son, Warren Robert Lutz III, of Antioch, and a daughter, Julee Ann Klein, of Morgan Hill; a brother, Harvey Streit of Geneva, Illinois; a sister, Marylyn Nash, of Aurora, Illinois; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by a younger brother, James Streit.

Ann was deeply loved by her family and was kind and thoughtful to everyone she met. She will be tremendously missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, November 5th with a 9:30 am Rosary and a 10:30 am Mass at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 2715 Hacienda Street, San Mateo, CA. In lieu of gifts, Ms. Lutz’s family requests donations be made to the American Civil Liberties Union or the ACLU Foundation

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