Lorraine (Kohut) Lucas, 80, of Fort Washington, Md., died February 21, 2023. She was born on October 24, 1942, in Pottsville and raised in BranchDale, a daughter of immigrants, from Slovakia, John and Anna (Brek) Kohut. Lorraine attended Reilly Township Elementary school, and was a 1960 graduate of Cass Township High School. She graduated from Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing with her Registered Nurse Diploma in 1963. She worked 18 years at Roxborow Hospital in Philadelphia, and 25+ years at Livingston Health Care Center in Maryland, from where she retired in 2013. She was a devout Catholic, and member of St. Mary's of Piscataway Catholic Church in Maryland, and practiced her faith regularly. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters, Anna (Michael Warhola), and Mary (Andrew Makara). She is survived by her husband, Paul, her daughter, Lori (Mike Bangert), and her grandchildren: Anna, Michael, and Thomas Bangert; beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Thursday, March 2 at St. Matthew the Evangelist Church of the Holy Family Parish, Minersville, with Reverend Jason F. Stokes celebrant. All are respectfully invited to attend a visitation 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday evening at the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville, as well as Thursday morning from 7:00 am to 9:30 am at the funeral home. Interment St. Mary, Star of the Sea Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to PAN — an organization which allows the under-insured to receive needed medical treatments and medications. HTTPS://WWW.PANFOUNDATION.ORG Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc. Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.
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