Luke died Nov. 8, 2006, after a struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
He came to Princeton from Culver (Ind.) Naval School. He majored in English and was a member of Theatre Intime and Triangle Club. He joined Dial Lodge and roomed with Ted Price.
Luke spent the war as a lieutenant and executive officer on destroyer-escort duty in the North Atlantic until his separation in September 1945.
He then entered the television advertising business, first with Paramount Newsreel, next with the Kudner Agency, and finally with William Esty & Co., all in New York City.
In 1955, Luke and a partner started Brown Bridgman Co. in Burlington, Vt., marketing life insurance and annuities to major corporations and the investment-banking community. This enabled Luke and his wife, Elizabeth, to enjoy skiing in the Green Mountains and sailing on Lake Champlain.
Luke is survived by Elizabeth, his wife of almost 62 years; his sons, C. Torrey and Benjamin; his daughter, Sara; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.