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John D. Luthringer, business executive <br> Jan. 5, 1930 -- Dec. 28, 2006

John D. Luthringer of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired business executive and Navy commander, died Thursday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda. He was 76.

He worked for the family business, Hand Craft Bedding, and was vice president of operations when it was sold in 1983. He then worked at the Buffalo Museum of Science and the Schofield Residence.

Mr. Luthringer served 15 years of active duty in naval intelligence and retired from the Naval Reserve as a commander in 1977.

Born in Buffalo, he attended St. Joseph High School and graduated in 1953 from Canisius College.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Elizabeth C. Fraser; two daughters, Mary Guarino and Elizabeth Hart; four sons, John O., Daniel, Thomas and Peter; and two brothers, Myron and Paul.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul Catholic Church, 33 Victoria Blvd., Kenmore.


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