Luther, Jr, Anthony
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Anthony E. Luther, Jr., 85, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at home after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth (Gwynne) Luther.Tony Luther was born June 11, 1927 in Manhattan, to parents Anthony and Charlotte. He had served with the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. An active volunteer in his community, he brought football to Southbury, co-founding its original Pop Warner teams. He was an active member of the Southbury Volunteer Ambulance Association for over 20 years, having served as president and head driver. He served as president of both the Lions Club and the Southbury Business Association. A land developer in Southbury, he was active in many construction projects in town. He served as Chairman of the Town Hall and Library Building Committees for the Main Street South building, coming in under budget and on time with both projects. He served as Town Hall meeting moderator for over 10 years. Tony's passion, however, was racing cars as a professional driver, as well as restoring vintage cars until his recent illness. He is survived by his son, Anthony E. Luther III of Shelton; his daughter, Laura Lee Szerszen of Fairfield; a step-daughter, Linda McCarthy of MA; his best friend Jeanne Hackenson of Southbury; sisters Charlotte Madar of Shelton and Joy Snedeker of FL; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Burial will be held on Friday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Southbury. The Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main Street North, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southbury Ambulance Association, 68Georges Hill Road Southbury, Ct 06488. To send an online condolence, visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com
Published in Connecticut Post on Apr. 10, 2013