James A. Luft Jr., 59, of Herminie, lost his battle to cancer on May 26, 2020. He passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 21, 1961 in Greensburg, son of the late James and Dolores (Cook) Luft. Jim was a graduate of Yough Senior High School Class of 1979 and was the owner operator of Luft's Auto & Truck Repairs. Jim enjoyed motocross, fishing and his dogs, Shelby and Nova; and cats Sophie and Sneezy. He is survived by his wife, Karen (Thompson) Luft; sons, Tyler and Travis Luft; daughter, Alexis Gasparro and her husband, Chad; brothers, Tim and Mark Luft; sisters, Cheryl (David) George and Lisa Ross. Visitation and service are private. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published May 27, 2020.