Bernard W. Luckenbach

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Bernard W. Luckenbach, 91 of Gaithersburg, and formerly of Plains Township, passed away Monday evening, June 23, 2014, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, Maryland.

Born in Plains Township, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Alexandra (Bucko) Luckenbach.

Bernard attended Plains Memorial High School, and was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. After his discharge from the Army, he was employed by Miner Hillard and then as a construction foreman in various projects in the area including Wilkes & Susquehanna Steam Electric Station.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Lottie Serafin, on Nov. 16, 1998; brothers, Taffil, Edmund, Norbert, Alfred; infant brother, Alexander; sisters, Alice Hydock, Lillian Sobolewski and Jessie Slabinski.

Surviving are his children, Bernice Doran and her husband, John, Darnestown, Maryland, Raymond Luckenbach and his wife, Susan, Annandale, Virginia; grandchildren, Laralyn Gill and her husband, Raj, Kerry Doran, and Kimberly Zaccaria and her husband, Justin; great-grandchildren, Dakota Golliday, Ryan, Jack and Lauryn Gill, Giuliana, Dominic and Isabella Zaccaria.

Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township. Interment will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton section of Wyoming. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to funeral at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in Bernard's name to Ss. Peter & Paul Church Food Pantry, c/o 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township, PA 18705; or to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.

Online condolences may be made at

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Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Main Street
Plains, PA 18705
(570) 823-1358
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Published in Times Leader from June 25 to June 26, 2014
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