South Huntington, New York

Feb 24, 1987 – Apr 4, 2020


February 24, 1987
April 4, 2020
South Huntington, New York


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WORKOFF--Luke James. Our beautiful, precious son and husband Luke James Workoff, aged 33, died April 4, 2020 from COVID-19 complications. A newlywed, Luke leaves behind his heartbroken wife, Tulsi Patel, family, friends and colleagues. Raised in Park Slope, where he lived prior to marrying Tulsi in 2018 and moving to Huntington, LI, Luke attended Brooklyn public schools and the University at Buffalo. Following college, Luke realized a successful professional career, starting at Morgan Stanley, moving on to OpenLink, Santander, EY, and Mizuho, where he served as Vice President, Head of Third Party Utility. His life was marked by a sense of curiosity and inclusion, an interest in cooking and eating good food, pets, a love of playing and watching sports, fast cars and travel, but his relentless passion was for his family and friends--Luke loved people. His adventures are too numerous to mention. In addition to Tulsi, Luke is survived by his mom, Maryann McKenzie; dad, Robert Workoff; sister, Angela Workoff; brother, Chris Workoff; his mother-in-law, Meena Patel; father-in-law, Vasant Patel; and brother-in-law, Kush Patel. In addition to aunts, uncles and cousins, Luke was dedicated to his and Tulsi's Pomeranians, Sammy and Perry. We love you, Luke, you brought out our best selves, and we know that you will keep watch over all of us. Peace Out, Luke.

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Luke's passion to his family jumped out at me amidst the many names on the front page of the NYT, who lost their lives to this horrible virus. Please accept heartfelt condolences from a stranger, an ex NYer, who now lives in Berlin, Germany and whose son lives in NYC. May his memory be a blessing to all who loved and knew him. His vibrance will assuredly be missed by many. I hope there will come a time when you can remember him, speak of him, exchange stories without such deep pain and...

Luke you were a wonderful guy. It was an honor to send you off at your bachelor party and watch you marry Tulsi. I wish you a beautiful journey in your next adventure. Thank you for the good memories. You will not be forgotten.

All of us at Aikido of Red Bank offer Robert, Maryann and family our deepest condolences for the loss of your son Luke. Unimaginable...
Much love and Aloha from all of us. - Jim Soviero

I only knew of Luke through his Dad, who told me about his amazing wedding, his impressive career, and his generosity and caring, bringing groceries to his parents at the start of this pandemic. My heart goes out to his family.

My deepest condolences to Luke's family and loved ones in dealing with this this tragic loss. I am a colleague of his mother Maryann's and just want her to know she is in my thoughts and in my heart from this unthinkable loss.

I worked with Luke at EY, genuinely a nice guy! He always talked about his family and his girlfriend Tulsi at the time. He was getting ready to propose or had recently proposed and he was happy about it. just an easy guy to like. We talked about many things, but my favorite conversation was when I asked about his tailored suits, his trademark style at work. The white suite story was the best. So sorry to hear such a young and promising person is no longer with us. My condolences to his family...

Only met Luke a few times through my cousin Nick at fun social events. Luke was always very nice to me, and was the type of guy who was easy to share a laugh and a drink with. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

RIP. Our condolences to family. You will be missed.

My heart goes out to everyone