Edward J. Lukosius
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Edward J. Lukosius, 66, of Hockessin, DE passed away on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Seasons Hospice, Christiana Hospital, in the presence of family members, after a long illness. Born in Allston, MA on June 10, 1947, he was the son of Ignatius and Patricia (Normant) Lukosius. He lived in Aiken, SC for many years prior to moving back to Hockessin. Ed graduated from Boston College High School, class of 1965. He graduated from Boston College, class of 1968 and went on to receive his PhD in Chemistry from Michigan State University. He then spent a year at Brown University as a Post Doctoral Assistant. Ed worked for DuPont for 35 years, retiring in 2008. He served in a number of positions at the Savannah River Plant in SC, in the Wilmington, DE area and in New Jersey. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father. He was an extremely likeable man because of his easy going personality, quick wit and willingness to be there when help was needed.
He was an avid Red Sox fan, rarely missing a televised game. He and his son, Stephen, attended Opening Day at Fenway Park for many years. Ed also enjoyed football and was a loyal Patriots fan, even after growing up in a family of NY Giants fans. His hobbies included participating in local Trivia contests and playing Texas Hold' em poker, both of which he played very well. He and his wife, Susan, traveled to many Film Festivals in Toronto, Florida, Illinois and elsewhere. He would then compile a synopsis and rate each of the films and sent it to family and friends. Ed was a frequent visitor to Walt Disney World, and visited the Park over 30 times with family and friends.
Family members include his loving wife and best friend of 43 years, Susan (Cotter) of Hockessin; one son, Stephen and his wife, Kate of Newark; his brother, Frank and his wife, Kay of Bedford, NH; his sister, Janet Hall and her husband, Jim of Norfolk, MA; his brother-in-law, Fred and sister-in-law, Joan Santoro of Norwell, MA; and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who knew him.
The family would like to thank Seasons Hospice for the wonderful care and support provided to Ed and his family during his illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin on Saturday, October 26 at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Ed to the
, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720.
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Published in The News Journal from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2013