Luke Parry, of Hollisterville, passed away at home, of natural causes, on January 30, 2023. Luke died suddenly- experiencing no pain, fear or regret. Luke was 57 years old. Luke grew up in Hollisterville, and had returned to live in his cherished childhood home, after having spent many years living in Bangor, Scotrun and Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Luke lived every day to the fullest.
Luke leaves behind his beloved son, Noah, and broken-hearted wife, Morag (Morrie). Luke was the youngest child of the late Bill and Elsie Parry, of Hollisterville. Surviving Luke is a sister, Kitty (Bill) Ferguson and four brothers, Randy (Maureen) Parry, Lynn (Lisa) Parry, Dale (Melinda) Parry, and Mark (Charlotte) Parry. Another brother, Tom Parry, predeceased Luke. Luke was an uncle to Michelle, Bryan, Josh and Jake Parry, as well as to Tim, Will, Jeremy and Amy Ferguson, and also Jamie Newell. Luke was a step-uncle to Liam Bell, Sarah Korisher and Rachel Rubino. Luke had many cousins, great nieces and nephews. Luke was loved dearly by his in-laws, Bill, Rita, Michael, and Peter (Marka) Newell. Luke worked for many years (25+), as a tree-trimmer, primarily in New Jersey, specializing in residential, and later power line clearance work. During his tree-trimming years Luke formed many lifelong friendships. Luke most recently worked at Home Depot (Honesdale) in the garden department. Luke enjoyed the work, and the camaraderie of his colleagues and friends at the store. Luke enjoyed volunteering; Bangor Public Library (Bangor), Cub Scout Pack 102 (Bangor), Boy Scout Troop 36 (Roseto). Recently, Luke was a volunteer at the Wayne County Food Pantry Program (Honesdale). Luke was kind, wise, curious, happy, funny, creative and always busy. Luke was a gardener, artist, musician, photographer, naturalist, birder, citizen scientist, inventor and truly a beautiful person. Luke was loved and respected by many; his kindness survives him.
A celebration of Luke's life will take place on March 18, 2023, from 12pm to 6pm, at the Bodhi Tree Art School and Studio (214 6th Street, Honesdale, PA 18431). There will be a short memorial at 2.30pm. Luke touched many lives; all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Informal dress will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wayne County Food Pantry Program (323 Tenth Street, Honesdale, PA 18431).
Arrangements are entrusted to Howell Family Funeral Home, Inc. Edward R. Howell, Funeral Director, 269 Belmont St. Waymart, PA 18472. www.HowellFamilyFuneralHome.com