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John A. Lukaszek

Published on August 21, 2023

Remsen- John A. Lukaszek, 75, husband of the late Kathleen, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at the home of and under the loving care of his daughter and son in law, Kimberly and Ronald Scouten and Hospice.

John was born in Utica, on March 30, 1948, a son of John A. and Sadie Bogacz Lukaszek. He grew up in New York Mills and graduated from Notre Dame High School. In July, 1969, he began serving his country, entering the U.S. Army and serving in Texas, during the Viet Nam War, until his honorable discharge with the rank of PV2. Afterwards he continued to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves, until honorably discharged in 1980.

On May 16, 1970, John was united in marriage with Kathleen Davis, at St. Paul’s Church, Whitesboro. For many years the couple resided on Elmwood Avenue, Yorkville, before moving to their present home in Remsen, in 1993. This was a loving union of 52 years, until Kathleen passed away on July 14, 2022.

For many years John was employed as a purchaser for Kelsey Hayes / Utica Corporation, Whitesboro, in the manufacture of blades for aircraft turbine engines. Later he was employed in the lumber department of Lowes Hardware of Utica, and then for several years as a clerk at C & R Hardware Store of Forestport.

John’s family was the true center of his life; he is survived by a daughter and son in law, Kimberly M. and Ronald Scouten, Forestport; a son and daughter in law, Ryan and Melissa Lukaszek, Big Moose, NY; two grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis Carzo, New York Mills, Jacqueline Wojtanowski, Utica and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be Friday, August 25, 2023, at 6:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Rev. Matthew Rawson, of Christ Our Hope Parish, Boonville, Forestport and Otter Lake will officiate and where visitation hours are Friday from 4-6 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stevens Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio Street, Utica, NY 13502, or to Beechwood Cemetery, P.O. Box 2, Forestport, NY 13338.

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