Luther Pangburn

Plank Owner

USS Skagit

Ship's Baker 3rd Class


Scotia New York

Luther Pangburn, 78, of Sacandaga Road, died Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at Ellis Hospital after a short illness.

Mr. Pangburn was born in Schenectady and was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served on the Albany, Sampson and the USS Skagit during World War II. He had been a postman for a short time before becoming a fireman for the City of Schenectady. He served the department from 1953 to 1981, retiring as a lieutenant.

Luther is survived by several nieces, nephews, greatnieces, greatnephews and many friends from the Fire Department, including Doug LaPoint.

A funeral service with Fire Department and Military Honors will take place Monday afternoon, 1 p.m. at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. There will be no calling hours.

Luther Pangburn

Firefighter Luther Pangburn works the alarm station in 1958 and demonstrates how emergency calls are processed.