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Melvin A. Luhr | 81

May 21, 1939 - November 24, 2020

Melvin A. Luhr, 81, of 136 Martin Road, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at his residence after a brief illness.

He was born May 21, 1939, in St. Marys, son of the late Edward A. and Ruth Wendel Luhr.  Melvin was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1957.  He was involved in the powdered metal industry for many years. He was a former employee of the Keystone Carbon Company for eighteen years and was owner of the former Quality Pressed Metals.  Melvin always kept busy, he took great pride in learning the refrigeration business on his own and enjoyed doing this on the side.

On February 17, 1968, in Havelock, NC, Melvin married Julianne “Judy” Miller, who survives.  Together they shared 62 years of love and marriage.  He is also survived by two daughters, Christine Hansen (Dennis) of St. Marys and Kathleen Schlimm (Mike Rooker) of Dagus Mines; his two sons, Steven Luhr (Melissa) of St. Marys and John Luhr (Corinna) of Mt. Laurel, NJ; six grandchildren: Kelsey Hansen, Nathan Hansen, Steven Lee Luhr, Leanne Ruffner, Richard Schlimm, and Jessica Luhr; four great-grandchildren: Brianne Ruffner, Marissa Ruffner, Jacob Ruffner, and Averi Schlimm; his sister, Patricia Pearson (Mike) of St. Marys, PA; his brother, Jerome Luhr of Johnsonburg, PA.

In addition to his parents, Melvin was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth, in infancy and by his sister-in-law, Alma Jean Luhr.

Melvin was a member of the Queen of the World Church.  He was a member of the St. Marys Sportsmen’s Club and was proud of his service in the United States Marine Corp from 1957 to 1960.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who loved to hunt, fish, and go camping.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, November 28, 2020, from 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.



November 28, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

November 28, 2020
10:00 AM
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

St. Mary’s Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

  2. So sad to hear of Melvin’s death. My condolences to all the family!

  3. Judy and family,

    Sending hugs and prayers to you all during this difficult time, especially during the Holidays!
    Know he is a whisper away! Keep the memories of him alive in your hearts!

    Laura (Arnold) and Brian Claypool

  4. To Judy & Family:
    Sorry to hear about the sad loss of Melvin. Time just goes by so fast.
    Our deepest sympathy,

  5. We are so very sorry for your loss. He was such a great man and will be missed by many. Our prayers go out to you all.

  6. Kathy & family,
    Extending our most heartfelt sympathies in the loss of your dad. Will keep each of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    God bless,
    Dave & Susie Weinzierl & family

  7. Melvin was a mentor to me in my career path and I will always owe him a debt of gratitude. I will keep your whole family in my prayers in hope it will help heal the loss of such a great person. I will miss him dearly.

  8. Judy and Family,
    So sorry for your loss!
    The Dallasens

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