Sunday March 19th from noon to 4 at Sisskind Funeral Chapel



Steven Richard Lutwin

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Steven Richard Lutwin March 14, 2023 Steven Richard Lutwin, 79, passed away gracefully at home on March 14th, (Pi Day) 2023 with Paige, his loving and devoted wife of almost 54 years by his side. Steve was born in Asbury Park, NJ and relocated to Rome, NY at the age of 9. Steve was a 1961 graduate of Rome Free Academy, and went on to graduate from Clarkson University in 1965 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also held an MBA and an Educational Administrative degree from Syracuse University. Engineering led him to his true calling, teaching, while helping a secretary's son with his Algebra homework. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward Lutwin and Felicia Lutwin. Steve settled into a beautiful and rewarding life by his own design, grilling chicken, playing catch with his kids, and soaking up the rays on his back porch. A 2008 retiree, Steve spent 40 years teaching math in the Syracuse City School District, with his longest stints at Shea Middle School and Corcoran High School. He was also the modified cross country coach at Corcoran, organized the Shea/Corcoran Ski Clubs, and generated thousands of dollars in fundraising money to bring students to Toronto and Cedar Point. He was also heavily involved volunteering his time at Temple Beth El. The past 15 years were spent traveling the world with Paige, his family, and his mini Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story. Steve is survived by his adoring wife, Paige, his four beloved children; daughters Erika of Syracuse, Bethany, of Cleveland, OH, and sons Gabe (Rachel) of Marcellus and Adam (Molly) of Syracuse, his seven treasured grandchildren, Ella, Jack, James, Mary Grace, George, Katherine, and Henry, and his dear younger sister, Sali Lutwin. Steve was a voracious learner and probably the kindest person you have ever met. His positivity was infectious, and he loved teaching and creating experiences for thousands of students. Steve was a baker, an avid Yankee fan, and an inspiration to all who were lucky enough to know him. Steve's humor and wit kept him in and out of trouble all his life and at 5 feet 7 inches on a good day, he was a GIANT in his home, schools, and community. The loss of Steve Lutwin will reverberate across generations for years to come. Words cannot accurately depict his impact and he will be missed beyond measure. We honor Steve's memory by striving to be more caring, more thoughtful, and more genuine each day. "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die." Friends are welcome to visit with the family and each other, on Sunday, March 19 from noon to 4PM at Sisskind Funeral Chapel, 3175 E. Genesee Street. Please leave Memories and Condolences on syracuse. com/obits

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We are so saddened by the death of Steve. A great friend over so many years while teaching, socializing and “exercising.” Sending much love to family - we cherish your continued friendship, please know we carry you in our hearts at this time. Memories sustain but can never replace the man that has affected so many. We are all better for having know Steve and our hearts are broken to think we can not be with him again.

Written by Catherine Ronald Margrey
2023-03-16 12:14:50 AM

Please accept our condolences on this sad occasion. I remember “Ella’s grandpa” when he would drop & pick her up at preschool. Sending our love, The Rynkiewicz Family

Written by Nancy Rynkiewicz
2023-03-19 2:32:06 PM