Luther Culp Sr.

August 29, 1938 ~ March 25, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Sunbury - Luther B. Culp Sr., 84 passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born August 29, 1938 in Sunbury to the late Luther and Katherine Culp who passed away very early. He was adopted and raised by William C. And Grace Pensyl of Sunbury.

Luther attended Sunbury Schools.

On March 27, 1957 he married the love of his life, Anna E. Bollinger, they were married 61 years until her passing in 2018.

Luther was employed by the city of Sunbury before beginning a long employment at TRW, Danville where he remained until it’s closing in 1972.

He then began his 29 year career at the Sunbury Municipal Authority in 1973. He was well known throughout Sunbury and always tried to help the residents during his career.  Luther retired as foreman of the work crew, was so respected for his work ethic and service that upon his retirement, then Mayor David Persing declared Dec.14, 2002 as Luther Culp Sr. Day.  The city council has also renamed the alley behind his home as Culp Alley.

Luther will be greatly missed by his family and many friends and will be remembered for being there for both.  He has served as coach, scout leader and supporter of his children and grandchildren.

Luther and his wife had five children, Luther, Jr. 

and wife, Diane, LuAnn DaSantis and partner, Tim Patterson, Scott and wife, Tanna, William E. and Frederick B. And wife, Michele.  He was PaPa to 13 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.  He also had many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ann Rachau, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lena and Clarence Bollinger and daughter-in-law, Maria Culp.

A viewing will be held from 9:00am to 11:00am on Friday at the Zweier Funeral Home, 157 Chestnut Street where funeral services will begin at 11:00am with his grandson, Mr. Steven DeSantis officiating.

Burial will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.


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