Richard J. Lussi
Richard J. Lussi of Plains Twp. passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late John Lussi and Mary Wanek Lussi. 

He was a member of St. Benedict's Church, Wilkes-Barre. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and retired from Calex Trucking, Pittston. Richard was the co-owner of Plains Electric and Furniture, Plains Twp. Richard was also an usher at the Mohegan Sun Arena and a valet at Geisinger Hospital. 

Richard was a member of the Plains Twp. Lions Club, Plains Twp. Rotary, Plains Twp. Business Men's Club, past president of the Plains Twp. Ambulance Association and member of the Polish American Veterans Club. He was also the first coach of Coughlin soccer and led the team to its first district title. He was also a coach at the Plains Twp. Little League and one of the first founders of the Plains Twp. Soccer Association. Richard was a lector at Sacred Heart Church, Plains Twp.

Richard was an avid sports fan loving all sports, especially Penn State football and all the Philadelphia teams. He loved hunting and fishing and loved his trips to Canada and also Wildwood Crest, N.J., where he would sit and enjoy the beach. Richard loved his family and traveling with them on vacations. 

Richard was preceded in death by his brother, John, and sisters, Patricia Belardinelli and Rita Geer.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, the former Barbara Barbacci; daughter, Maria Brown and her husband, Brian, Plains Twp.; sons, John Lussi (Linda), Pittston; Richard and companion, Paula Murray, Forty Fort; and Nat and companion, Jessica Price, Plains Twp.; seven grandchildren, Dominick, Angelo and Maria Lussi, Emily and Teddy Brown and Allison and Nicholas Lussi; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Twp., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict's Church, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains Twp.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corcoran Funeral Home. 

Arrangements are by Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
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Published by Citizens Voice on Oct. 12, 2017.
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Mr. Lussi was a very nice man and I enjoyed working for him. He is very much missed by me. Thank You for being my boss and friend.
Janet Brown
October 6, 2019
A lion of a man. A generation of young men carry his life lessons today and are better for it. That will be his legacy.
Jim Nardone
October 22, 2017
To the Lussi Family,

My dear cousins, sending my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of dear Richard.

Richard was just the most wonderful person. He always had a smile on his face, a joke to share - a really, really funny joke - and he was always ready to talk politics. I really enjoyed those talks.

And he was always helping out with the family get togethers - in good times and in sad times - you knew Richard would be there for the family.

I will miss him very much, and I am very grateful to have known him.

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers for comfort in the days ahead.

Love, Lisa Barbacci
Lisa Barbacci
October 15, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Susan Thomas Silfee
October 15, 2017
Lussi Family,so sorry for your loss
Audrey Gorham
October 15, 2017
My sincere condolences on your loss. May God Bless
tom rydzewski
October 15, 2017
To the Lussi Family
Sorry to hear about my good friend Rich.He always had a great smile and we enjoyed talking about hunting.He will truly be missed. Mike Kaye
October 13, 2017
Dear Barbara and family so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace my friend
Vince Albertelli
October 13, 2017
David and Donna Augustine ,our prayers are with you.
David Augustine
October 13, 2017
to the lussi family so sorry to hear about my friend richard he was aleays a great guy always helping someone may he rest in peace jerry bonner family
jerry bonner
October 13, 2017
Dear family of Mr. Lussi:

The Senape Family from Freeland/Bear Creek send our condolences. Very sorry for the loss of a wonderful person.

James V. Senape, Jr. and Michael B. Senape
Michael Senape
October 13, 2017
Barbara and family, our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Rich. We have many fond memories.
Bob & Joan Milligan
October 13, 2017
To the Lussi Family:

I was very sorry to hear about Rich. I knew both him and his father, John. My family members were patrons of Plains Electric & Furniture Company for a lot of years. I saw Rich again at Geisinger. He was always so nice and always had a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
The Connell & Kirkpatrick families
October 12, 2017
Barbara and family, My deepest sympathy to you & your family on the passing of Richard. He accomplished so much with the youth of Plains Township.
Barbara Bonita
October 12, 2017
We are so sorry for the loss of a great man. I enjoyed working for him at Calex.Prayers to his family and friends.
Janet Brown
October 12, 2017
Maria, Brian and family, Carol and I are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies go out to you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim & Carol Williams
October 12, 2017
sorry for your loss
fred Sickler
October 12, 2017
Maria and family,
My deepest sympathies to all of you. I will always remember all the wonderful times we all had during our high school years. I, too, remember our trip to Wildwood. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jackie Murphy Horton
October 12, 2017
To the Lussi Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Palmaioli Family.
Karen Palmaioli
October 12, 2017