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 U.S. Air Force serving from 1951 to 1955.
Henry Van Luther
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 Fredonia.
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. Light a candle in remembrance of Van at www.lindfuneralhome.com.