June 10, 2012
John "Jake" Luksic, 82, Dallas, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died suddenly Sunday, June 10, 2012, while celebrating his fiftieth wedding anniversary in Alaska.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John J. and Mary Dohman Luksic.
John was a graduate of St. Nicholas High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1947. He was an electrician with IBEW Local 163 and had received recognition from the union for his 50 years of service. John was a past officer and member of St. Conrad's Society, Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of Gate of Heaven Church Dallas, and it's Holy Name Society. He also served as an adult alter server.
John was preceded in death by his parents as well as a daughter, Anne Luksic; and sisters Marie Luksic and Teresa McElwee.
He is survived by his wife, the former Lucille Mulreany; sons, John J. and his wife, Melissa Luksic, Allentown; Michael and his wife, Elyse Luksic, Dallas; daughter, Susan, and her husband, Steven Hamilton, Media, Pa.; sister Anne Fogarty, Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.; brother, Joseph Luksic, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Morgan, Alexandra, Samantha, Daniella, Avery and Andrea Luksic, and Grace and Ella Hamilton; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, with the Rev. Daniel A. Toomey officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be sent to St. Joseph's Center Foundation, c/o 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509, or to Gate of Heaven Church, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas, PA 18612.