William M Luft

April 9, 1948February 16, 2021

William M. Luft, age 72, of Shaler Twp., died on Wednesday, February 16, 2021. He was born on April 9, 1948. He is survived by his loving wife Kathy Luft.

Bill was an active member of First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the Veterans Breakfast Club and the Compassion International. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in Vietnam. Bill joined Lutheran Brotherhood as a District Representative.They merged with Aid Association for Lutherans which then became Thrivent Financial. Bill served his clients with care and respect for over 40 years.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his mother, Marilyn Luft; one son, Eric (Mary) Luft; one daughter, Allison (Steven) Templen; two step-children, Deborah (Eric Wang) Stone, Bradley (Rachel) Stone; one sister, Sharon (Joe) Wach; two grandchildren, Alayna and Liam Luft. Also, survived by five step-grandchildren, Alyssa Wang, Gavin Wang, Morgan Stone, Toby Kitay, and Hallie Stone.

He is preceded in death by his father, William D. Luft.

A memorial service will be held on March 14th at 2:00 PM at the First English Evangelical Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Veterans Hospital in Oakland, 4100 Allequippa Street, Pittburgh, PA 15219.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Laurie Dierker

February 26, 2021

My deepest sympathy goes out to Bill’s family. I have known Bill since I was a child attending St. Michael and All Angels Church. I remember his beautiful singing voice and commanding voice when he was a deacon or lector. Later in life I was one of his clients and he always took care of his clients as if they were family. He was such a faithful man and made you feel special. I will miss him.

Dan Piett

February 21, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the entire Luft family.
Billy was always there in our time of need.
He was trusted and respected for his compassion and
willingness to go above and beyond for all those asking.
We will miss his wit and ability to bring a smile to our
day when ever and where ever

God Bless you Billy

Dan & Carol Piett

Linda Planic Pfund

February 21, 2021

My sincere sympathy to all of the Family. Bill and I grew up together many years ago and we shared a lot of memories when we got together. He was a wonderful guy who will be missed a lot. May he rest in peace.

Sandy Dumin

February 21, 2021

To all of Bill’s family our deepest sympathy. And to all of us who were so touched by Bill’s life. I think of him and smile. He talked as much as me. We never ran out of things to talk about. He always was so happy to see you and seemed to always be there when there was saddest in your life. He brought people together and made everyone feel special when he met them, and they would become lifelong friends. My fondest memories are growing up on Spring Garden Avenue and being somewhat part of that “group”. I love you all. I always thought Billy would be the last to go. That he would see each one of us safely home first. Now he will be greeting us. Love you dear friend. Sandy and Alex

Charlie Adomaitis

February 20, 2021

We go back close to 70 years. School & Church on Troy Hill.
God Bless you Bill in Heaven. Give Joyce hug from me.
Love you my friend.

Jim & Bev Templin

February 20, 2021

We met Bill about 5 years ago when Allison and our son met. We were honored to be included in their family. He was a honored vet, a wonderful father, and a very hard worker!! We admired him. We will miss his patriotism, his kindness to everyone, and his enduring faith in our Lord.
May Gods Blessing be upon him and his family.
Bill, you will be missed. Rest in peace.
Peace and Blessings to his family.

Al & Ruth Schmidt

February 20, 2021

Bill was a very kind and compassionate person. He always went out of his way to help clients and friends. Bill had a servant's heart. We always admired the way he made a ministry out of his vocation. He will remain an example to all of us.

Al -- I'll miss our lunches together and catching up.

Ruth -- I remember so well our days at Troy Hill Elementary School and Sunday School classes at Grace Lutheran Church.

We will truly miss him!

Marsha Kruze

February 19, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the family of Bill. A great friend to my parents, Al and Edith Zimmerman. He was a great help to our family after their passing and was always kind, helpful and a friend too. I know he will be deeply missed.

William Billeter

February 19, 2021

Great classmate and friend.

He was my cross-country teammate, and we appeared in several school plays together in Jr and Sr High. As the Class of ‘66 President Bill was highly respected and followed. He was my friend, not just an acquaintance. Bill will be greatly missed.

Timothy Wach

February 19, 2021


What a life you lived. A war hero, husband, father, papa, brother, son and friend. I always admired the way people trusted in you. That is the legacy you have left in this world. Service to others, just as God intended.
I will cherish our family memories and great times we shared. I will never forget our last conversation just a few days ago. Nothing makes me happier than to have your love and trust. You will always be a man I look up to and love.

Until I get there...

love ya see ya bye...

Your nephew,