Lori Hafer Lukus
July 15, 1964 - March 09, 2021
Lori Hafer Lukus
Age 56, of Cranberry Twp., passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born July 15, 1964, daughter of Barbara (Fulton) and the late Charles N. Hafer. Beloved wife of James J. Lukus, whom she married on November 24, 1990; loving mother of Sydney Ann, and Zachary James Lukus; dear sister of Marci (the late Greg) Smith; aunt of Sabrina and Coleman Smith. Lori is also survived by her father-in-law, Joseph (the late Bernadette) Lukus, and her sister-in-law Jacqueline Lukus.
Lori was a 1982 graduate of Steelton-Highspire High School in Steelton, Pennsylvania, where she graduated as valedictorian. She went on to study advertising and public relations at The Pennsylvania State University, where she met her husband. After graduating with honors in 1986, she moved to Pittsburgh where she got married and started her family. She had a long career working in consumer healthcare communications and public relations. She most recently worked as a Director of Communications with ThermoFisher Scientific. Her work took her to both sides of the state, eventually moving to Nazareth, Pennsylvania in 2008 and then back to Cranberry in 2015. Through her work she was able to travel the US and the world, and work with celebrities from across the spectrum. She was also a long-term member of the Public Relations Society of America(PRSA) Outside of her career, she was a loving and fierce advocate for her children, ensuring they had every educational opportunity available to them. She loved to cook and bake, especially for holidays with family. She also enjoyed reading, traveling and her Hallmark movies. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wexford, Pennsylvania.
A Memorial Service will be announced and held at a later date. Professional Arrangements entrusted to Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Lori’s name to The American Cancer Society.Send Flowers Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary