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Lewis Lee ‘Teddy’ Luft

Lewis Lee “Teddy” Luft, age 74, of Johnstown, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady.

Teddy was born on September 21, 1946, in Gloversville, a son of the late Lewis and Anna Latza Luft.

Teddy was a Class of 1964 graduate of Johnstown High School. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and later the Army National Guard. Teddy owned and operated General Hydraulics in Johnstown for many years until his retirement.

Teddy enjoyed many things in life. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed going to the casino. His most favorite pastime was spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren play sports. He loved being around people and always made them laugh. Teddy was a member of the Johnstown Moose, Dolgeville Rod & Gun Club and Midnight Movers Snowmobile Club. He also raced for many years at Fonda Speedway.

Teddy is survived by his wife, Susanne Matiasovic Luft, whom he married on May 17, 1970; one daughter, Amber Tirado and her husband Luis; three grandchildren, Giana, Luis and Ganiha; his brother, John Luft; his sister, Carol Miller; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three sisters, Betty Wink, Audrey Bentley and Mary Newkirk.

Memorial visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown. Military honors burial will be held in the spring at Fern Dale Cemetery with a celebration of life following.

Contributions in Teddy’s memory may be made to the Fulton County Regional Animal Shelter, 117 W. Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY 12078.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.