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Walter Lukitsh of Riverside

Walter R. Lukitsh, age 75 of Riverside, IL. U.S. Army Reservist. Beloved wife of Janet Meyers, loving father of Jeffrey R. (Rachel) Lukitsh and Susan (Daniel) Gierczyk, cherished grandfather of Lauren, Thomas, Angelina, Lilly Ana. Walter studied at Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh, he worked at J and L Steel, was a draftsman at Allis Chalmers and was a sales manager for various fluid power companies, most currently for Northman America Fluid Power. Walter was also an active parish member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Church.

Funeral Wednesday, December 11, 9:15am Prayers at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside to St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Cicero. Funeral Mass 10:00am. Interment Private. Visitation Tuesday, 4:00pm-8:00pm.

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Please accept my prayers for Gods comfort and peace for all of Walts family. I only knew Walt a short time and only by phone, but always enjoyed speaking and dealing with him. Always professional and ready to help. My condolences for your lose. May all your tears be filled with happy memories.

Bob Stewart Jan 29 2020 1:16 PM

Walter was my first boss in the fluid power industries, At Deltrol fluid products, my first job out of college, 38 years ago. I have always remembered Walts unique style of nervousness management. He always reminded me of Jack Lemmon. His style of making himself seem confused to make you realize what he wanted you to think, Ive never met another man like him. My condolences to your family and all of his friends.

Paul (PJ). Baumeister Jan 23 2020 2:33 PM

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Walt. My memories of him go back to before we went to first grade at St.Casimirs on the South Side of Pittsburgh. Our fathers were friends, so when we visited his fathers bar Walt and I would play in the backyard. Our friendly relationship continued throughout twelve years of schooling. We always got along well together. He was a good friend,and Im sure throughout his life he had many friends as his personality welcomed them! I promise to remember Walt and your family in my prayers. Clem Blazewick

Clem Blazewick Dec 12 2019 6:37 PM

Worked with Walt at Motion Industries for more than five years. He was a kind soul. Always had a smile when he talked with you. Very good at his job and always, always made time for you and found your items you needed. He will be missed by Motion Industries. May God give the family peace! He was loved.

Jean Blanks Dec 11 2019 9:12 AM

Jan You were married to the most giving man our GOD ever created!! You made his life wonderful. ALL of my memories, without exception, make me smile and laugh. We will miss him greatly, but he will never be forgotten. I am glad to be one of his true friends and he made my life fun!! May our Lord Jesus enjoy him as much as we have. Love Roger & Jill Betten

Roger Betten Dec 9 2019 2:15 PM

We are deeply saddened to hear of Walts passing. My company, Tejas Hydraulics, is a customer of Northman and I had the pleasure of talking to Walt on numerous occasions. Walt was always one of people I looked forward to talking to and rarely were our conversations limited to strictly business as he enjoyed engaging with his customers on a more personal level. My condolences in your time of loss.

Johnny Griffith Dec 9 2019 1:31 PM

Jeff- We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Pat & Debbie Hudgens

Pat Hudgens Dec 9 2019 1:16 PM

I want to express my sympathy to Walters family. I went to school with Walter from 1st grade through high school at St. Casimirs. We always had many good times together. Hope your memories bring you peace. Deepest sympathy, Dottie Korpa (Brazauskas /Braze)

Dottie Korpa Dec 9 2019 11:20 AM

Jan, Im so sorry to hear about Walter. Please accept my deepest condolences. Kathie Dutkiewicz

Kathie Dec 8 2019 12:17 PM