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Marlyn Elaine Wahler Luft

  • Birth 9 Jan 1935 Fort Plain, Montgomery County, New York, USA
  • Death 10 Feb 2009 Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, USA
  • Burial Fort Plain, Montgomery County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 36784948

Mrs. Marlyn E. Luft, 74, of Clark Avenue, Fort Plain, died peacefully on February 10, 2009 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. Born on January 9, 1935 in Fort Plain, she was the daughter of the late Christian and Martha Cross Wahler. A lifelong resident of Fort Plain, she was a 1952 graduate of the high school. She first was employed for Arkell & Smith in Canajoharie, and later became Manager of the Gift Shop at the Indian Castle rest area, on the NYS Thruway. Some of her favorite past times included talking on the phone, fishing, camping, playing bingo and traveling to area casinos. Above all, she loved and cared for her family, and will be sadly missed.

Her loving family includes, her husband Richard E. Luft, whom she married on June 18, 1955; two daughters, Jodi Crouse and her husband Dave of Burnt Hills, NY and Brenda Swartz and her companion Donald Baum; one sister, Shirley Dagner and her husband Harry of Ballston Lake, NY; one brother, Roger Wahler and his wife Judy of Tacoma, WA; seven grandchildren, Matthew Yacowenia, Evan Yacowenia, Stacey Mackes and her husband Phil, Kristina Baum, Tyler Baum, Mallory Baum and Donald Baum; one great granddaughter, Sophia; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 2 o'clock at the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego Street, Canajoharie with the Rev. Kenneth Dingman presiding. Interment will take place at a later date in the Fort Plain Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited and may call beginning at 12 noon Saturday, prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006 or to the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205.


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  • Created by: RIN
  • Added: 6 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36784948
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marlyn Elaine Wahler Luft (9 Jan 1935–10 Feb 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36784948, citing Fort Plain Cemetery, Fort Plain, Montgomery County, New York, USA ; Maintained by RIN (contributor 47054535) .