11/19/13 — Former counilman Lutz dies

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Former counilman Lutz dies

By Andrew Bell
Published in News on November 19, 2013 4:59 PM

Former Goldsboro City Council member Fred Lutz, 92, died Sunday at the Kitty Askins Center.

Lutz, a retired educator, also served on the boards of the United Way and Arts Council and was a former chairman of the Wayne County ABC Board.

He was first elected to a seat on the City Council in 1987. He served two terms on the Council before deciding not to seek a third. He also served as mayor pro tem during his stay in office.

Lutz, who could quote Chaucer and Shakespeare at length, even in his 90s, was a native of Catawba County. Education was important in his family and he earned degrees in both English and French at Shaw University before earning graduate degrees from North Carolina Central University and North Carolina A&T University.

He came to Goldsboro after serving as a teacher, coach and principal in Moore County, Robeson County and Red Springs.

He and his late wife, Catherine, moved to Goldsboro in 1974 and he became assistant principal at Dillard Middle School and later worked as an administrator in the Goldsboro City School System.

An articulate and reasoned man, Lutz was a voice of moderation on the Council. He was first elected to the District 4 seat following the creation of a district system for municipal elections.