hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

May 29, 2014

Luther L. "Rusty" Wildes

Haverhill — Luther L. “Rusty” Wildes, 85, passed away, Wednesday, May 21, surrounded by all of his loving family at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill.

Mr. Wildes was predeceased by his siblings, Margie, Richard, John and William.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Catherine T. (Delia) Wildes of Haverhill; three children, Deborah C. and her husband, Dana Walsh of Haverhill, Dennis M. and his wife, Pamela Wildes of Rochester, N.H., and David and his wife, Debra Wildes of Derry, N.H.; two brothers, Robert and his wife, Donna Wildes of Lawrence and Raymond “Red” Wildes of Florida; five grandchildren, Jennifer C. and her husband, Keith Marston of Danville, N.H., Christopher D. and his wife, Jenelle Walsh of Haverhill, Jason L. Wildes of Somerville, Mass., Morgan D. Wildes and Amie N. Wildes, both of Derry, N.H.; two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Brady Marston; as well as several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were held on Tuesday, May 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment was in the Elmwood Mausoleum, Bradford. Contributions in his name may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.