Millard William Luhn (Bill), 95, of New Market, Maryland, died peacefully at home with his loving sister singing hymns to him before he departed this world.
He was the husband of Mary Ellen Melvin Luhn of 69 years.
Bill was born on March 1st, 1922 in Ijamsville, MD, to Leslie and Annie Lucile (Leather) Luhn.
He graduated from Poolesville High School and served in the Army’s 31st Infantry/Dixie Division in the South Pacific/New Guinea during WWII. He was the owner of a painting and wallpaper business for over sixty years working in Montgomery County and Washington D.C. areas.
He moved from Montgomery County to Frederick County several years ago to begin enjoying retirement and participated in activities at the Urbana Senior Center, New Market Young at Heart and Daybreak Adult Day Services.
Surviving are his children, Teresa E. Luhn of New Market, Gary W. Luhn (Sherron) of Cookeville, TN; grandson, Christopher W. Luhn (Tristica) of Cookeville, TN and his sister Barbara A. Zimmerman of New Market.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife Mary E. Luhn; three brothers, Leslie T. Luhn, Donald L. Luhn, George S. Luhn; stepmother, Julia Luhn and three stepbrothers, Charles C. Carter, James L. Carter and Jacob S. Carter.
Teresa would like to express my deepest gratitude to Dr. Megan Wollman-Rosenwald for your superior care and support to our family throughout the years, The Hospice of Frederick County, Daybreak Adult Day Services, VA Home Based Primary Care Team, Janice Deiuliis of Visiting Angels, Susan Hofstra of Urbana Senior Center and the management and co-workers of her place of work for their ongoing support allowing her to care for her Father over the years – as without any of you it could not have been done.
A heartfelt special thank you to Sherry Cannon, as you were a godsend who selflessly stepped in and provided loving care to her Uncle in his time of need and made his last couple of years enjoyable and able to stay in his home. And a special thank you to Pat Johns for also stepping in for her Uncle in his time of need.
A special thank you to the employees and volunteers of The Hospice of Frederick County: including Keith/Veterans Liaison for giving my Father the honor of receiving his promotion “the other stripe” and for the promotion ceremony. The nursing and caregiving staff Anne and Sakeena for your support and spiritual gifts you gave to my Father. To the volunteers: Ann and Jim and Jim for your caring companionship and support when I could not be there.
And a special thank you to Christina Forbes of Daybreak Adult Day Services for all that you did for our family over the years and the special care and attention you gave to my Father. And finally to Pastor Scott, of New Market United Methodist Church, for your prayer over my Father.
The family will be receiving friends at 10 am on Thursday April 27 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will commence at 11 am. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bill’s name to Daybreak Adult Day Services,7819 Rocky Springs Road, Frederick, MD 21702.