Gerald Lindbergh (Lindy) Luther
Passed on: July 4th, 2014
Passed away after a brief illness, on Friday July 04, 2014, at the Health Sciences Complex in St. John's. He was 87 years old. Predeceased by his wife Mary (Burton) and daughter Elizabeth Malik. Lovingly remembered by: daughters Barbara (Bob) Noseworthy and Donna (Gary) Tiller; son-in-law Mumtaz Malik; grandchildren Aiysha, Atiya, Diana and Gerald; great-grandchildren Ismail, Karim and Mariam; brother Bill (Hughena); special friend Lorna; and extended family and friends. Born in 1927, Lindy was the younger son of Edward and Margaret Luther of St. John's. In his youth, Lindy enjoyed many sports, including baseball, hockey and track and field. Most will remember him for his prowess on the basketball court, where he was a star player with the Guards Athletic club. For his skill as a player, he was inducted into the St. John's Basketball Association Hall of Fame in 1984. He worked his whole career at the Nlfd. Dockyard, initially as a machinist fitter and later as a project superintendent when he retired in 1986. Many thanks to the caring staff at St. Patrick's Mercy Home, where he lived comfortably for over seven years. Visitation will take place on Friday, September 5th from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm at Carnell's Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. His life will be celebrated with a funeral mass at St. Patrick's Mercy Home Chapel on Elizabeth Ave, Saturday September 6th at 11 am, interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Topsail Road. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Patrick's Mercy Home Foundation or a charity of one's choice.