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John Albert Luhrs

November 30, 1937 - March 15, 2023

John Albert Luhrs, 85, of Bedford, passed away on March 15, 2023, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born on November 30, 1937 in New York to the late Arnold Luhrs and Katherine Zoller Luhrs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Ryan and brother, Peter Luhrs.

John was a man of many talents, enjoying old cars, especially Mopar, traveling, camping, and lending a helping hand whenever he could. He had a special love for animals, raising pigeons and even racing them. In his later years, he volunteered with the Bedford Police Department. John was known for his sense of humor and pranks. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beverly Brooks Luhrs; children, Cynthia Peters, John A. Luhrs, Jr. and Susan Loscalzo and husband, Nicholas; grandchildren, Amanda, Stephen, Christopher, John, Dakota, and Nicholas, Jr.; brother, Richard Luhrs and wife, Carolyn and sister, Kathy Remielus and husband, John.

A celebration of John’ life will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Chapel, Bedford. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

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We are so sorry and praying for all of you.

Posted by Joel & Karen Severs on March 17, 2023

You are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed at the car shows.

Posted by Mark & Nancy Mitchell on March 17, 2023

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