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Louis B. Luchini, 90, of 118 Dagus Mines Rd., Kersey, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born on Feb. 21, 1923 in South Kersey, son of the late Joseph and Catherine Antonioli Luchini.
On May 9, 1953, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Hazel L. Lavella, who survives.
Mr. Luchini was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. He was a retired employee of Airco Speer, retiring in 1985 after 44.5 years of service.
He was a member of St. Boniface Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a sergeant in the 475th ATBN in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the Dagus Mines American Legion and was a former member of the Fox Twp. Servicemen's Burial Detail and the Fox Twp. Lions Club.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He recently celebrated a very happy 90th birthday and enjoyed the many cards and wishes from family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Paulette Schreiber and her husband Rob of Kersey, and Barbara Handwerger and her husband Joseph of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Joseph Schreiber, Rachel Schreiber, Kristin Handwerger, and Zachary Handwerger; a sister, Carolyn Miller and her husband James of State College; and two brothers, Joseph Luchini Jr. of Kersey and Samuel Luchini and his wife Betty of Kersey.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John Luchini, Vincent Luchini and Francis Luchini.
Due to the renovation of the St. Boniface Church, a Mass of Christian Burial for Louis B. Luchini will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. James Faluszczak officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, March 25, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main St., Kersey, PA 15846; or to the Fox Twp. Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 30, Kersey, PA 15846. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.