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F. Carlton Luke

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- F. Carlton Luke left this earth on Sunday, July 10, 2005. He was born on May 18, 1923 to Frederick B. and Gladys (Holmes) Luke. He lived in Walloomsac until his marriage to Elizabeth Nolan on Aug. 28, 1949.

On his journey to eternal life, he left many marks. Carlton was a farmer all of his life. He took pride in the beauty of his family farm located in the “West Hills” which he operated with his sons. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hoosick Falls. His accomplishments as a loyal and faithful husband, a responsible and respected father, a generous and caring neighbor, a true Christian, and a dutiful citizen remain as his legacy.

Survivors other than his wife, Elizabeth, include his children, Peter Luke of New Baltimore, Daniel Luke of Shaftsbury, Vt., Paul Luke of Hoosick Falls, Mary Anne Cushing of Buskirk, Christopher and his wife Nancy Luke and Philip Luke, all of Hoosick Falls; his grandchildren, Rebecca Atherton, Melissa Ronin, Jessamyn and Benjamin Luke, Jonathan and Anna Luke; his great-grandchildren, Madeleine, Nolan and Benjamln Atherton; his brother, Burton Luke of East Hoosick; and his sisters, Sarah Snyder of Eagle Bridge and Mary Tudor of White Creek. Carlton is predeceased by a son, James William, and a brother, William.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Luke Farm on Tate Road. Burial will follow the service at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Cambridge.

Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls on Wednesday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen McGovern Fund through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 12, 2005
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