Henry Van Luther

Henry Van Luther, 83, of

Memory Garden, formerly

of Hyde Park, Panama, died

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in

Heritage Park Rehab and

Skilled Nursing.

He was born Nov. 12,

1929, in O’Hara Township,

Allegany County, Pa., a son

of the late Elmer Paul and

Martha Tillotson Luther.

He was a Korean War

veteran of the US Air Force,

serving from 1951-55.

He graduated from

Brookville High School in

1948, Clarion University in

1953 and earned a master’s

degree in education from

Edinboro University.

He was employed by Panama Central School as an

English teacher.

He was a member of Panama United Methodist

Church and several Masonic organizations including

Spartan Lodge No. 372,

Spartansburg, Pa., Peacock

Lodge, Mayville, and Commadry and Grand Council

of the Cryptic, both in


Surviving are a daughter

Cynthia (Jim) Pavlock of

Sinclairville; two

grandchildren: Amanda

(Steven) Serrano of Sinclairville, and David

Pavlock of Lottsville, Pa.,

and a great-grandson Alex

Serrano of Sinclairville.

Besides his parents he

was preceded in death by

his wife, the former Marilyn

French, who died in 1981;

a daughter Deborah Elfvin;

a brother Elmer Luther and

a sister Ann Tosh.

No funeral service or

visitation will be observed.

Inurnment will be in

Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Meadville, Pa.

Memorials may be made

to a charity of choice.

You may light a candle

in remembrance of Van at