Luther Leon “Luke” Speicher, 87, Jenner Township, Somerset County, went to meet his heavenly Father on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born June 14, 1932, in Jenner Township, he was the son of the late Thomas and Hazel (Spory) Speicher.

Luke is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen F. Blank Speicher; four daughters, Shelley, Loretta, Alicia and Priscilla; son, Jesse; six grandchildren, including special grandson Jason, and two great-grandchildren.

Luke served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He worked as a finished carpenter for many years and was a retired employee of Timken Steel, Latrobe. However, he never stopped working; building fences to furniture, grading lumber and using his dump truck wherever needed. After posting the bond to save the Roxbury Bandshell in 2005, he worked tirelessly to preserve and restore this beloved historic landmark.

He was a member of Laurel Trinity Lutheran Church, Jennerstown.

Instead of flowers, donations in Luther’s memory may be sent to Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, c/o Roxbury Bandshell, 116 Market St., Johnstown, PA 15901, or online at

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Mount Zion Cemetery, 724 Klines Mill Road, Boswell, with Loretta Speicher presiding.

Arrangements by Hoffman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Boswell. To express condolences, please visit