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Sebastian Maniscalco’s wife Lana Gomez Was Born to Jewish Parents

Himal Ale Magar


Lana Gomez is an accomplished painter who takes influence from her heritage. She was encouraged by her parents to find her voice in her artwork.

Her father and mother have supported her in her career.

Parents Have Been Supportive of Her Career

The artist revealed that she grew up in a thriving Jewish community in the heart of the Bible Belt in Memphis.

Besides, the illustrator perfected her craft when she was a kid when she painted on canvas with her parents. Their encouragement gave Lana the confidence to chase her dream as an artist.

She stated, “It was the first time I honed my craft. It opened up a whole new world for me, and there is such a great creative world out there.”

Gomez was born Sephardic. She belongs to the Gomez Family, who fled to America during the Spanish Inquisition. In 1714, her family’s ancestor, Luis Gomez, built the Gomez Mill House in Newburgh, New York.

It is one of North America’s earliest remains of Jewish dwellings and the oldest homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Father Passed Away, And Mother Re-Married

Born on April 23, 1983, Lana was raised by her father, Barry Gomez, and mother, Simone Chassin Lutgert.

Unfortunately, her dad died on August 24, 2001, at 52. Barry was born on August 9, 1949. His father, Oscar “Jack” Gomez, was married twice.

Sadly, one of his mothers, Sarita Marcuse Gomez, and he himself preceded Oscar’s death.

Well, some sites report that Lana’s parents parted ways when she was nine.

Eventually, after Barry’s passing, the artist’s mother married Scott Lutgert in November 2003. They are parents to seven children, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren.

Lana Gomez’s mother and step-father [Photo: Facebook]

Lana’s mother has a loving relationship with Scott; she even describes him as a real-life hero. Simone Chassin added her husband has a big heart and is the ultimate delegator.

Besides, the illustrator has a brother named Rodney Weiss, an exceptional artist like herself. She has featured him on her Facebook several times, demonstrating his talent and art pieces.

In addition, she also has a sister named Heather Weiss Dockweiler,

Lana’s Mother Is an Exceptional Women

Simone was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. The artist’s mother graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Memphis State University in Tennessee.

Her mom lived in Memphis for 27 years, worked as a sales and marketing executive, and retired in 1996. She was also a member of the Kappa Delta Phi National Honor Society.

Lana at her wedding with her mother [Photo: Facebook]

After her retirement, Simone moved to Naples, Florida, with her family. She spent most of her time volunteering for several charitable organizations.

She once raised over $30 million as a board member and Capital Campaign Chairman at CMON Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples.

The illustrator’s mother served as VIP Party co-chairman for the Naples Winter Wine Festival 2012. Over the years, she has also been awarded numerous prestigious awards for her dedication and hard work.

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Her Step-Father Is a Philanthropist

Scott Lutgert is a real estate developer in Naples and Southwest Florida. He was born in Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science in economics from Stanford University in California.

In addition, Lana’s stepdad completed an MBA from the University of Chicago. After completing his studies, he became the Chairman of The Lutgert Companies.

Lana’s step-father Scott Lutgert and mother Simone [Photo: Facebook]

He has also served on the Boards of the Shelter of Abused Women and Children, Naples Community Hospital, and the Naples Children and Education Foundation.

Scott was awarded the Outstanding Leaders in Philanthropy Award in 2004 and the Pathfinder Award from the Urban Land Institute in the same year.

Besides his professional life, Scott likes spending time with his wife Simone and family, traveling, golfing, playing tennis, and working out.

All in all, Lana’s mother is doing well. The artist herself is married. She shares two children, Serafina Simone “Cellie Rose” and Caruso Jack, with Sebastian Maniscalco.