Randall P. Luther
Rev. Randall P. Luther, 68, went from his home in Berne to his eternal heavenly home on Monday, January 21, 2013. He was born on February 4, 1944 in Brookville, Pennsylvania to Rev. Elmer Paul and Alberta (Barr) Luther.
He graduated from Reynoldsville-Sykesville High School in Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He studied at Princeton University and received his M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. while serving student pastorates. He was ordained in 1974 in the United Methodist Church and later was affiliated with the United Church of Christ. During the past seven years, he has held standing in the Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches. He was privileged to share the gospel in churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio and retired from the Cross Community Church in Berne, where he had served for 10 years. He was a member and past president of the Berne Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (nee King) of Berne; son, Randall (Patty) Luther of Marysville, Ohio; daughter, Elizabeth (Shawn) McGue of Lima, Ohio; two step-sons, Chris (Maureen) Norton of Hudsonville, Michigan; and Kenneth (Carla) Norton of Madison, Wisconsin; brother, Dennis (Suzanne) Luther of Bedford, Pennsylvania; sister, Diane Luther of Youngsville, Pennsylvania; aunt, Jane Domres of Brookville, Pennsylvania; uncle, Van Luther of Jamestown, New York; and nine grandchildren, Isaac, Grace and Henry Luther; Lauren and Ryan McGue; and Emmy, Brendan, Will, and Maggie Norton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24 and one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. funeral services on Friday, January 25 at the Cross Community Church in Berne. Officiating will be Pastor Chris Kruchkow. Burial will be at the Temple Cemetery in Hazen, Pennsylvania.
Memorials may be made to Family LifeCare Services of Adams County or Cross Community Church.
Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne. Sign the guest book online at www.yagerkirchhofer.com.