Luther M. Day

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Luther M. Day, 87, of Carmichaels, died at 9:54 a.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Rolling Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Waynesburg.He was born August 30, 1926, in Jefferson, a son of the late Luther and Pearl Zimmerman Day.Mr. Day served with the U.S. Navy and the Seabees during World War II in the Pacific Theater, including Okinawa.He was employed for a number of years at Nemacolin Mine, until his retirement in 1985.Mr. Day was a member of First United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491 and Cumberland American Legion Post 400, all in Carmichaels, and the United Mine Workers of American Nemacolin Local 6290.He cherished his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Surviving are his wife, Margaret Holupka Day; a daughter, Cheryl Gallentine and husband William of Carmichaels; two daughters-in-law, Sharon Day of Richmond, Va., and Dianne Leppert of Claysville; 10 grandchildren, Roger Day of Glenn Allen, Va., Lisa Wood of Powhatan, Va., Tracey Ottena of Clarksville, Jacqueline Day of Finleyville, Candace Kramarz of Pittsburgh, Dr. William Gallentine of Cary, N.C., Dr. Heath Gallentine of Lexington, Ky., Chad Gallentine of Rices Landing, Dr. Garrett Gallentine of Loveland, Ohio, and Ethan Gallentine of Durham, N.C.; nine great-grandchildren; five nephews, Robert Kocielek of Cleveland, Ohio, Mike Holupka of Prince William, N.C., James Miller of Carmichaels, Barry Miller of New Castle and Gary Barnhart of Cary; a niece, Leah McKenzie of Carmichaels; and his best friend, Robert Decker of Carmichaels.Deceased are two sons, Roger Day and Ronald Day; two sisters, Betty Miller and Ruth Barnhart; and his stepfather, James Carter Barr.Family and friends are welcome to celebrate his life and visit the family from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Saturday, June 14, in Yoskovich Funeral Home, 724-966-5500, Martin J. Yoskovich, director, 300 South Vine Street, Route 88, Carmichaels, with the Rev. Bruce R. Judy officiating. The Carmichaels Honor Guard and the U.S. Navy will accord military honors graveside in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township, following the memorial service.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491, 500 West George Street, Carmichaels, PA 15320, or Cumberland American Legion Post 400, 205 East George Street, Carmichaels, PA 15320.For additional information and to sign the guest book, please visit

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Published in Observer-Reporter on June 12, 2014
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