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Peter Luyster


Peter Luyster, age 85, of Raphine, VA and formerly of Lincoln Park and Montville, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Born in Clifton, NJ, Peter grew up in Paterson where he studied and ultimately graduated from Paterson Vocational Technical School with the Class of 1954. He immediately enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served, primarily while stationed in Japan from 1951 to 1954 and in the Reserves until 1959. In later years, as a veteran, he was an active participant in the American Legion Post 279 in Lincoln Park.

Upon return to civilian life, Peter briefly worked in HVAC installation and service before becoming a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 102 of Paterson. During his 56 years as a loyal and faithful member of the union, he worked for various union contractors including twenty years as a supervisor with Allan Electric of Totowa. He also held the position of Towaco Shade Tree Commissioner for several years.

Peter retired to a quiet life in Virginia where, for over twenty years, he enjoyed helping his neighbors with such activities as excavation projects, snow plowing and chopping wood, always with the company of his two black Labrador Retrievers and, in more recent years, his King Charles Spaniel named Hobbes.

Peter is survived by his two sons: Peter J. Luyster of Jenson Beach, FL, and David Luyster of Matthews, NC; his three daughters: Veronica J. Luyster of Lake Worth, FL, Anne C. and husband Douglas Garrett of Fithian, IL, and Irene M. Luyster of Roanoke, VA; his eleven grandchildren; his brother James and wife Loretta Luyster of North Haledon; and his sister Alice Campomizzi of Haledon. He was predeceased by his son John; his three brothers: Harry, Andrew, and Frederick Luyster; and his sister Rosemary Willis.

Friends may gather with the family for a Graveside Service, including Military Honors, on Saturday, March 11, 2017, scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM at the Laurel Grove Cemetery on Totowa Avenue in Totowa in the Forest Lawn Section of the cemetery. Please meet at 10:45 AM, either directly at the gravesite or, if not sure where to go, at the entrance of the cemetery just beyond the office on the right. 

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Our deepest condolences to all of the family. Rest In Peace.

Kathleen Luyster


Our deepest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Angela Kohler


Our deepest sympathies to you all. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Susan Pappas

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