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Eastern Sierra News for June 25, 2024





A strange and sad coincidence – a father and his son died on the same day of separate illnesses.

19 year old Casey Luffman, a Senior at Bishop High School, passed away April 6th at Renown Hospital in Reno from a heart condition. Casey would have graduated this year. His family said the intelligent teenager loved video games, music, his friends and his space. Casey, they said, lived life on his terms.

The young man was learning how to play guitar and wanted to be a professional game tester for Sony, a rock star or at work in a pet store since he loved animals. Casey had a close relationship with his mother, Gina, who called him a Miracle.

Viewing for Casey will take place Tuesday from 4 to 8pm at Brune Mortuary. Casey's funeral will be Wednesday at 1pm at the East Line Street cemetery.

Casey is survived by his mother Gina of Bishop and brothers and sisters Michael Luffman, Jessicah Luffman and Kristena Matthews.

Ironically the same day that Casey died, his father Gary passed away from an illness. He died at his home in Chalfant Valley in hours after his son. Gary Pierce Luffman was 69. He is survived by son Michael Luffman, daughters Kristena Matthews and Jessicah Luffman and others. Funeral services will be private.