Joseph S. Lukashewski

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Joseph S. Lukashewski, 86, of Hobbie, passed away Sunday evening. He was the loving husband of 64 years of the former Mary Caesar.

Born in Nanticoke on March 23, 1927, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Nadwodny) Lukashewski. He was a graduate of Hanover High School, class of 1945.

He was a member of St. Mary's Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance; a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Mary's Council No. 12174, Dorrance; and a fourth-degree life member of the Bishop Hafey Council, Wilkes-Barre. He was also a longtime member of the Hobbie Ambulance and Volunteer Fire Co., and a former supervisor of Hollenback Township for 16 years.

He was employed by the Pennsylvania and Central railroads as a conductor brakeman, retiring after 35 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Edward and Stanley; sister Julia Helstowski.

Surviving are sons, Joseph S. and his wife, Irene, Pond Hill, and William and his wife, Patricia, Hobbie; daughters, Maryann Smith, Hobbie; Helen, at home, and Theresa Whitmire and her companion, Alfred Hippenstiel, Millville; brother Clarence, Nanticoke; sister Anna Kamionka, Wyoming; grandchildren, Tammi, Joseph, Brian L., Irene, Brian S., Melissa, Kristina, Amy, Tiffany, Andrew and Jillian; 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church, Dorrance. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Desiderio Funeral Home Inc
436 S Mountain Blvd
Mountain Top, PA 18707
(570) 474-9800
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Published in Times Leader on May 21, 2013