Luther Bugbee was born in Pennsylvania in 1918. In Rye his family lived at 2O Adelaid St and were members of Christ Church. Luther was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1938. He enlisted in U.S. Army during World War II.
Luther Bugbee Jr
Luther Bugbee Jr was born November 13, 1918, In Philadelphia, the son of Luther and Marguerite Jordan Bugbee. The family moved to Rye, NY and lived on 20 Adelaide Street (Map View), Luther’s had three siblings Carol, Joan and Byron. By 1940 Luther was no longer living with the family, around 1932 his parents had separated and Luther had graduated Rye High School in 1938.
In High School he participated in many plays before his graduation. Some of these plays include Emperors New Clothes, Tiger House, Seven Keys to Baldpate, Three Cornered Moon, Submerged, The Cradle Song, The Queen’s Husband, Tommy, R.U.R., and he earned two titles, Class Thespian, and Official Late Comer. After his graduation Luther was given a scholarship to the Feagin School of Dramatic Art in Rockefeller Center, New York. He then attended City College of New York where he majored In Business. Luther also had taken a job for the Dispatch Photo News Service. Luther signed up for the draft on October 16th, 1940. At the time he was living on 448 Forest Ave, and his next of kin was his girlfriend at the time, Elizabeth Jennings.
Luther Enlisted on March 21st, 1941. He served honorably in the United States Army during World War II, and on December 25, 1941, married the former Elizabeth Sarah Jennings. Luther spent his career with the Fawcett Publishing Company, now CBS Publications, retiring as Vice President in charge of circulation for Women's Day Magazine after more than 30 years. He loved to travel throughout the world and Spain was a favorite destination. He was a member of the V.F.W. and will be remembered as a great storyteller and one who had an often irreverent sense of humor. Luther was preceded In death by his beloved wife Elizabeth In 1993, and by his siblings, Byron and Joan.
Mr. Luther Bugbee, 87, of Napa, formerly of New Port Richey, FL, died Friday, April 7, 2006, In Napa following a brief illness. At the time of his death he was survived by three sons, Robin Bugbee, and his wife Ernestine, of Providence, Rl; Chris Bugbee, his wife Diane, and their children, Sara, Erin, and Isabel, of Los Angeles; and Bruce Bugbee, his wife Beverly, and their children, Rachel, Byron and Colin, of Napa. He was also survived by one sister, Carol Deacon, of Florida.
Fulton Newspapers, Enlistment Records, WWII Draft Card, 1925 State Census, 1938 Rye High School Yearbook, Obituary