Oscar C. Luther

March 18, 1933 ~ September 21, 2019 (age 86)

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
4-7 PM at Hamp Funeral Home
Thursday, September 26, 2019
10 AM at Bethesda Tabernacle


Oscar "Wimpy" Luther, age 86, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield. Born March 18, 1933 in Tonawanda, he was the son of the late Oscar and Viola (nee Kamerson) Luther and was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. Wimpy was a 25 year member of the City of Tonawanda Police Department and had also worked at Urban Paint in North Tonawanda. He was a past District Deputy and Exaulted Ruler of the Twin City Elks Lodge No. 860.

He was the husband of the late Ruth (nee Shively) Luther, who died December 20, 2011; father of Diane (Paul) Ertel of Tonawanda, Deborah (William) Snyder of Tonawanda, and the late Donald C. Luther, who died July 7, 2006; brother of the late Laverne Luther; and grandfather of Melissa (Ryan) Mahoney of North Tonawanda, Christopher Snyder of Lockport, Erin (Shane) Mitchell of Lexington Park, Maryland, and the late Steve Ertel. Also surviving are Steve's wife, Jennifer Ertel of Pendleton; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his loving companion, Lura Allen, of Florida.

Friends may call from 4-7 PM on Wednesday only at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10 AM Thursday at the Bethesda Tabernacle, 6 Delaware Street at Broad, Tonawanda; the Rev. Sam Ciffa officiating. Friends invited. Interment in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda. If desired, memorials to Aspire of WNY, 2356 North Forest Road, Getzville, NY 14068, are preferred by the family.

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September 25, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hamp Funeral Home, Inc.
37 Adam Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Funeral Service
September 26, 2019

10:00 AM
Bethesda Tabernacle
6 Delaware Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150


Aspire of WNY
2356 North Forest Road, Getzville NY 14068
Tel: 1-716-838-0047

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