John M. Luther

John M. Luther, 84, Penn Hills, passed away Wednesday.

He was born in Coupon.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Mary; four children: Melissa McLerran, John (Holli) Luther Jr., Maria (Joe) Killian and Joseph (Tracey) Luther; nine grandchildren: Sean and Michael McLerran, Jessup and Hennessey Luther, Joey, Sarah and Josh Killian and Cole and Zofia Luther; and six siblings: Mildred (Terry) Kirchurchak, Dorothy (Ray) Schoch, Elizabeth (Bob) Munhall, Donna (Don) Ratchford, Harold (Sharon) Luther and Nancy (Don) Plunkett.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Philip Luther.

John graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University. On April 1, 1988, he retired from Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania.

He loved golfing, bowling and playing poker with his buddies. He was so proud of his family and thankful for all of his family and friends. He had plenty of stories, quotes and jokes to share with everyone. He would start the day with Sudoku and wind down watching his Pittsburgh sport teams while having a Manhattan.

Friends were received Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at William F. Gross Funeral Home, Penn Hills. Funeral prayers will be at 10:30 until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial, today, Jan. 26, 2016, at St. Susanna Church, Penn Hills.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Susanna Church, 200 Stotler Road, Penn Hills, PA 15235.