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Loraine Luke

February 1, 1930 — February 8, 2021

Loraine L. Luke, 91,formerly of Shavertown, passed away February 8, 2021 at Mercy Center, Dallas.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 1, 1930 to the late Peter and Margaret Kupstas Lukasavage. She graduated from Wyoming Seminary Dean School of Business, attended Wilkes College, and later received a Bachelor of Arts degree from College Misericordia.

Loraine's 33-year newspaper career began at the Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company, where she worked in classified advertising, payroll, and the library before being assigned to the obituary and social desks. In 1978 she became a founding member of the Citizens' Voice newspaper, from which she retired as
Lifestyle editor. She was a member of St. Therese's Church, Shavertown.

Loraine was preceded in death by her sisters, Catherine Mulligan, Joann Duval, and Margaret Borton; and brothers, Jerome Luke and Peter Luke.    Surviving are sisters-in-law, Sharon Luke, Vermont; Jeriann Luke, Massachusetts; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc. 2940 memorial Highway, Dallas. Memorial donations in Loraine's name may be made to Mercy Center, PO Box 370, Dallas PA 18612; or to St. Therese's Church, 64 Davis St., Shavertown PA 18708. Online condolences may be made at

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