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David Luxner

1927 - 2013 MANCHESTER David Luxner, 85, of Manchester, died at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

David Luxner was born on Feb. 9, 1927, in West Orange, N.J., the son of George and Bertha (Fleisher) Luxner. He attended Newark Academy in Newark and was graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., with the class of 1950, after serving in the Navy.

Mr. Luxner worked for many years in the advertising business in New York City. He loved acting and singing in community theatre. He enjoyed traveling and resided at different times in London, England, and St. Thomas, USVI.

He married his wife of 35 years, Heidi Merrill, in 1976. Together, David and Heidi completed their goal of visiting each of the seven continents. Vermont was their favorite place on earth, and they retired to Dorset in the late 1990's and finally to Equinox Village in 2011.

Mr. Luxner enjoyed conducting tours at Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln's family home in Manchester, and, until a few years ago, he enjoyed skiing at Bromley Mountain in Peru. More recently, he was a docent at the Southern Vermont Arts Center.

Mr. Luxner is survived by his brother, Richard; two daughters, Bryn and Alison; four granddaughters,; the late Heidi Merrill's children, Reed and Sara, three grandchildren, and the marmalade cat, Tarzan.

FUNERAL NOTICE: In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider making a contribution to the Manchester Music Festival or to the Southern Vermont Arts Center, c/o BREWSTER FUNERAL SERVICE, P.O. Box 885 Manchester Center, Vt.

To send the family personal email condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Brewster & Shea Funeral Service 34 Park Place Manchester Center, Vermont.



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Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 6, 2013
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