William Robert Luke Jr.

December 6, 1937 - January 23, 2015

12/06/1937 - 01/23/2015

William Robert Luke Jr. 77, of Shadyside, Ohio died Friday, January 23rd at Belmont Community Hospital.

He was born December 6, 1937 a son of the late William and Sophia Gangel Luke Sr.

He was an army veteran serving in Korea. He was married to his lovely wife Martha on September 3, 1960. Bill worked for Krogers for 42 years in Bellaire and Wellsburg.

He loved his two daughters and three grand children very much. He enjoyed collecting model trains and was a fan of Ohio State and the Cleveland Browns.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Hazel Hoyt.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Patty Bill Bella of Gahanna, OH and Sharon Steve Holland of Lewis Center, OH, siblings Karen Tony Scialabba of Worthington, OH, Claude Diane Luke of Shadyside, OH, Sue John Morelli of Martins Ferry, OH, Jim Luke of Powell, OH; a brother-in-law Nick Trolley of Shadyside, OH and a sister-in-law Sandra Trolly of Shadyside, OH as well as his three grand children Bethany, Vince and Caroline along with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from
2-6pm Sunday January 25th at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Ave. Shadyside, OH 43947.Services will be held at 11 am Monday, January 26th with Fr. Samuel Saprano officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Church of Shadyside, OH.

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Diane M. Luke
8 years ago

Dear Marce, Patty and Sharon; I am so sorry that I was not able to attend the service for Bill. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Diane

8 years ago

Dear Marcy & Family,

Thinking of you and your Family at this sad time, so very sorry about Bill!

Although we know longer live up there, you never, ever forget the ones you care about. I can still remember seeing you and your Dear Mother out shopping, as I always did with Mommy, and our years ago picnic’s at Wheeling Park. I have lots of good memories. Take care of yourself! Just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.



Martha Mesich Hepburn
8 years ago

Dear Martha Ann and Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy on your husband’s passing. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Hoyt
8 years ago

Dearest Aunt Marcie, Patti, Sharon, I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words at this time to convey my feelings. Uncle Bill was truly the gentlest man I know. My love to all. So sorry I couldn’t attend.

Marguerite Spustek
8 years ago

Martha, don’t know if you remember me but I worked for Father Clifford Lewis at Wheeling Jesuit College with you at the switchboard. I get the Times Leader on Computer and saw Bill’s obituary this a.m. Just want you to know how sorry we are to hear of your loss. We have been here 47 yrs and have a son, 50; daughter, 47 and a daughter, 45. Hope you remember me. Love you, Margie and John Spustek.Sr.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William Robert Luke, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Army Korea Veteran, William Robert Luke, Jr., “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

John henthorn
8 years ago

Patty, Bill, and family. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Thinking of you. John and Nancy Henthorn

Kathy Shapell
8 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. “George” will be missed very much. Sending our deepest sympathy and love,

Kathy, Irv, Hannah, and Sam

Jann & Ivan
8 years ago

Sorry to hear of the loss of your brother William. May God be with you during these trying times.