John C. Lufft

May 17, 1939 - June 18, 2008

05/17/1939 - 06/18/2008

Past Services

Friday June 20, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-South Wheeling Chapel
3828 Jacob St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-5444 | Directions
Saturday June 21, 2008
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Saturday June 21, 2008
10:00 am
St. James Church
326 Logan Street
McMechen, WV 26040
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-South Wheeling Chapel
3828 Jacob St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-5444 | Directions

LUFFT, John C., 69 of Wheeling, WV, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at home.
He was born May 17, 1939 in Wheeling, a son of the late John G. and Frances E. Zelewicz Lufft.
He was a retired Operations Leader for AEP, Mitchell Plant, a member of the PAP Club, Benwood Legion and a catholic by faith.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Richard D. Lufft.
Surviving is his loving wife of 50 years, Sally Nickerson Lufft, four children, Janet Jim Kirchner, Tammy Bill Gooch, Mike Tina Lufft and Jay Charlene Lufft all of Wheeling; a sister, Darla Tridigo and her husband Mike of Wheeling; two brothers, Robert P. Lufft and his wife Mary of Wheeling; Thomas A. Lufft and his wife Lisa of Independence, MO; a sister in law, Dorcus Lufft of Wheeling; 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, best friend, Richard Battista of Wheeling.
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, South Wheeling Chapel, 3828 Jacob Street, Wheeling, where vigil services will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008 in St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, WV, with Rev. Joseph Hayden as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
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GiGi Sherry
8 years ago

Dear Sally & All,

Everyone at National Tire would like you to know how sorry we are for all of you. Even though you guys haven’t been here for a while, we still consider you part of our “family”. John always found a way to brighten up a day with some sort of humor. If any of you need anything, please call.

We love you guys,

Bill & Dianna Taylor
8 years ago

Dear Sally&Family

So Sorry to hear of John’s passing.Our Deepest Condolences for your loss.Our Thoughts and Prayers Are with you.

Chuck & Cindy Louk
8 years ago

Dear Tammy & family.

So sorry to hear about your fatherâÄôs passing. It is never easy to lose someone we love, may your memories console you. Wishing you strength during this difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Mandi & Jeff Fulton
8 years ago

Dear Tammy, Bill, and family,

We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Please call if you or your family need anything. Lots of love, Jeff, Mandi, and kids

Sandi NIven
8 years ago

Dearest Lufft family, My heart and thoughts are with all of you at this time. I will remember John Lufft with fondness and admiration.

Most sincerely,


Your former hairstylist

Mrs. Charles Brown Joyce
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about your loss, please accept my sympathies and thoughts during this time.

Chuck and I always enjoyed John’s humor and I know that Chuck enjoyed his time working with John at the Mitchell Plant.

Pete & Cindy Kerns
8 years ago

Just wanted to sent our condolences to All. We wish we could be there to give you all a big hug. It ment so much when all of you were there for my father. thank you. We send our Love.

Pete & Cindy

Jennifer Stephens-Wagner
8 years ago

Sally & Family:

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Elaine Melko
8 years ago

Sally, So sorry to hear about John I will keep you in my prayers. It has been 3 years since I lost MIKE almost to the day. Stay strong I know it isn’t easy. Love Elaine

Kelly Niemiec
8 years ago

Sally,Janet,Tammy,Mike and Jay

I am so sorry to hear about your husband and dads passing, I have always considered him my Uncle and you all as my family, I send you my sincerest sympathy..

Love you all


robin martinez
8 years ago

Sally,Janet,Tammy,Mikey and Jay

Iam so sorry to hear about John its just seems like apart of our childhood is going to be missing its father figure, i feel so sad for you all ,and we think about you and laugh alot when we do.its always been our best memories ,please contact us we love and miss you all Boo

Becky Murphy
8 years ago

Tammy and family,

My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father.

You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Carr
8 years ago


I am so sorry to hear of your loss. If there is anything I can do, I will be there, just as you have always been there for me. Your in my thoughts and I love you.

Kelly Hanlin Patton
8 years ago

Tammy, Bill and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lionel Hanlin & Family.

Kashelle Evans
8 years ago

Tina & Mike and Family: I was very sorry to hear about your dad passing. My prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow. Kashelle Evans

JR & Sheila Walters
8 years ago

To the Lufft Family ~ Our deepest condolences for your loss. Please know our thoughts are with you during this time.

Rogers Family
8 years ago

We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one.Our Sympathy and Prayers are with you at this time.

Chuck & Tammy Hoffman
8 years ago

We express our Condolences of your dear loved one. Our thoughts and Prayers are extended to your entire Family.

The Brown Family
8 years ago

We offer our Condolences to your entire family and we are sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you..

Earl & Tricia Davis
8 years ago

We offer our most heart felt condolences to the entire family.