Dorothy T. Lukenavich, 90, of Scranton, died Sunday in the Hospice Unit at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the wife of the late William P. Lukenavich, who died in 1987.
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Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Justine Minich Ludka. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Before her illness, she was retired from Gold Star Manufacturing Co. She was an active member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish in Scranton and a member of its Blessed Sacrament Society. She worked in the kitchen for the annual block parties making haluski.
She was known for her delicious carrot cake at the parish and at Lutherwood, where she lived before her illness.
The family would like to thank the Rev. Scott P. Sterowski, pastor of St. Paul of the Cross Parish, for all his blessings, and the Rev. Michael Bryant of St. John Neumann Parish for his kindness during her time at Lutherwood. They would also like to thank the nurses, aides and physical therapists at Abington Manor for their care during her illness. Also, the Regional Hospital Hospice Care for their kindness and continual care.
Surviving, daughters, Ann Marie Brigido and husband, Steve, South Carolina; Patrice Mulrine and husband, Gary, Clarks Summit; and Janet LoRusso and husband, Vito, Spring Brook Twp.; grandchildren, Dr. Stephen Brigido and wife, Gina, Bethlehem; Adrianne Van Scoyoc and husband, Jonathon, Philadelphia; Jonathan Tansits, Spring Brook Twp.; and Danielle Tansits, Philadelphia; her beloved great-granddaughter, Lilly; sister, Jean Bielski, Scranton; several nieces and nephews.
Also preceded in death by, brothers, Thomas, Joseph and Leonard; and sister, Irene Smerecky.
The funeral will be Thursday at 9:15 a.m. from the Nicholas Chomko Funeral Home, 1132 Prospect Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, to be celebrated by the Rev. Scott P. Sterowski, pastor of St. Paul of the Cross Parish. Interment, Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Davis Street, Scranton.
Friends may call Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 8, 2013