James Luke Farrell, age 83, of Montrose died Sunday, December 29, 2013, at home.
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He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean McDonough Farrell; a daughter and son in law, Kathleen Farrell Kurosky and Thomas P. Kurosky of Montrose; three grandsons, Joseph L. Kurosky and wife Amber Choe Kurosky of Kenmore, N.Y., David L. Kurosky II, Montrose, and Michael T. Kurosky and wife Bethany Repcheck, Mount Lebanon; a great grandson, Alex Choe Kurosky, Kenmore, N.Y.; cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was the son of Joseph P. Farrell and Ida Price Farrell, of Carbondale, and the grandson of movie pioneer Luke A. Farrell and Margaret Golden Farrell of Carbondale, and Thomas Price and Elizabeth White Price of Archbald.
He was pre-deceased by two half-brothers, Joseph P. Farrell and Martin L. Farrell.
Luke was a member of the inaugural freshman class at Scranton Prep, and graduated from St. Rose High School, Carbondale in 1948, where he played basketball and was class president. He attended Georgetown University. Luke served in the US Naval Reserve beginning in 1951, trained as Petty Officer at the United States Naval Training Center in Bainbridge, Md., and was honorably discharged in 1955.
Luke was employed by the Bendix Aviation Corporation, South Montrose as a Strategic Planner until 1970. He enjoyed a long career in real estate as a licensed realtor and co-owner of JLF Realty Associates, Montrose until his retirement in 2000.
Luke was a member of both the Broome County and Greater Scranton Area Boards of Realtors, Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Montrose, and The Montrose Club.
Funeral arrangements by Daniel K. Regan, South Main St., Montrose. Friends called at the funeral home prior to the Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name of Mary.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church Building Fund, or the Susquehanna County Library Building Fund.
Published in Susquehanna County Independent from Jan. 21 to Jan. 28, 2014