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Edward J. Luke

March 23, 1944 ~ July 2, 2021 (age 77)


Edward J. Luke 77, of Irwin, (Evanstown) passed away Friday, July 2, 2021, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born March 23, 1944, in Cowansburg, a son of the late Jerome M. and Elsie (Rothwell) Luke. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Janet (Ronald "Woody") Griffith. Ed was a graduate of Sewickley High School, Class of 1962. Prior to his retirement, he had worked for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the trades (plumbing/heating) for 30 years. Ed enjoyed gardening and watching NASCAR, but most of all, he was a family man and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ruth Ann (Cain) Luke; his son, Edward D. (Kristi) Luke, of Chambersburg; his daughter, Jerrie Ann (Danny) Sigut, of Greensburg; six special grandchildren, Ally, Daniel, Lorelei, Brandt, Wesley and Mallory; a brother, Jerry (Barb) Luke, of Madison; and twin sisters, Belinda (Tom) Derr, of West Newton, and Brenda Hopkin, of Ruffsdale; a brother-in-law, Dennis Cain, of Ruffsdale; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews. Ed will be sadly missed by his family, friends and neighbors. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 8, in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please visit

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July 7, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Joseph W. Nickels Funeral Home, Inc.
404 Sewickly Ave.
Herminie, PA 15637

Funeral Service
July 8, 2021

10:00 AM
Joseph W. Nickels Funeral Home, Inc.
404 Sewickly Ave.
Herminie, PA 15637

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