Valeria T. (Hercek) Lukish, 97, of Whitehall, passed away peacefully in her home Monday, November 7, 2011. She was the loving wife of the late Michael P. Lukish. Born in Lansford, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Dojcak) Hercek. Val retired as the General Manager from Schneider Manufacturing where she worked from 1941- 1988. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church where she served as a lector and belonged to the St. John’s Auxiliary and the Morning Mass Group. Val was a member of the Golden Age Group and the Cardinal Tomko Chapter of the Slovak Catholic Federation where she was one of the founders and a chair person of the bake sales for 15 years. She received a citation from Cardinal Tomko and the 2000 Jubilee Medal from Pope John Paul II, for all her work for the missions. She was an honorary member of the Ladies Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union. Val also directed the Laska Singing Group for 10 years.
She will be sadly missed by her entire family and many friends.
Survivors- Many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and godchildren.
She was predeceased by 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
A viewing will be held Friday 9:30-11AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N Front St. Allentown 18102. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated Friday at 11:30AM in St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church 924 N Front St. Allentown 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations can be made in Val’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association 399 Market St. Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Florence (Washilishin) Lobus, 95, of Allentown, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011. She was the wife of the late Michael Lobus. Born in Tyler,PA she was the daughter of the late Kalo and Anastasia (Salanco) Washilishin. She worked for many years as a seamstress before her retirement. She was a member of St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Son- Michael J. Lobus and wife Wanda of Wind Gap, PA
Grandchildren- Captain Kateryna A. Lobus- Gosciniak, USA, DVM of Alamogordo, NM
Halyna A. Deihl of York Haven, PA
Rebecca S. Lobus of Budd Lake, NJ
She was predeceased by siblings- Michael Washilishin, Nicholas Washilishin, Anna Schultz, Mary Marks and Eva Washilishin.
A viewing will be held Saturday 9:30- 10:30AM in Kohut Funeral Home, Inc. 950 N Front St. Allentown 18102. A Funeral Service will be held at 11AM in St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church 1045 Fullerton Ave. Allentown 18102. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church restoration fund care of Kohut Funeral Home, Inc.