Marianne Louise Luchkiw

Born: Sun., Sep. 1, 1957
Died: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018


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It is with great sadness that the family of Marianne Louise Luchkiw announces her passing, from natural causes, on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the age of 61 years.

 

Born on September 1, 1957 in Butler, PA, Marianne graduated from Butler High School in Butler, PA and continued her education by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA. She then entered employment in the PA State Parks system for 10 years as a Park Ranger/Park Law Enforcement Officer, attending and graduating with honors from Meadville Police Academy in Meadville, PA. Then, in 1995 she began her career in the world of higher education by joining the faculty at Salish Kootenai College where she passionately instructed and tutored mathematics and sciences to hundreds of students who adored and respected her as she showered them with caring, dedication, and endless support.

 

Marianne loved to hike and immerse herself in the wonder of nature all around her. She enjoyed creating science fiction stories for all age groups, painting with water colors, and conducting investigative research. She dearly loved her family and friends and was the type of person that would help you with anything you needed at any time ‘giving you the shirt off of her back’ if you needed it. Marianne was a deeply spiritual person who lived her life based on the teachings of Jesus. For everyone she encountered, she was ‘Auntie Marianne’ who gave selflessly to those she loved. She dedicated her life to caring for and lifting up others with her faith. Throughout her 23 years at Salish Kootenai College, she held her students close to her heart and gave to them in every way they needed.

 

She was preceded in death by both her parents William Luchkiw and Patricia Louise Rodgers Luchkiw and her brother William B. Luchkiw Sr.

 

Marianne is survived by her brother Larry (Rebecca) Luchkiw of Butler, PA, brother Thomas (Patricia) Luchkiw of Sinking Springs, PA, sister Marci (Matt) Petrie of Manassas, VA, 15 nieces/nephews, and 11 great-nieces/nephews. Marianne is also survived by her Montana family Peb, Kim, Mathias, Lydell, and Zadin.

 

A Memorial Service date is to be determined in the new year. Correction- Per Marianne's final wishes, her ashes will be scattered up in the mountains of Montana.

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Dan Durglo
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
It is with sadness, that Salish Kootenai College expresses our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, and students of Marianne. Her dedication and service to the college and her students is greatly appreciated. Her kindness and compassion has touched many lives over the years. She will be missed.

Judy & Andrew
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Marianne. She was a kind and caring friend. She was also a great teacher who cared about students and enjoyed teaching at the college. Marianne will be dearly missed.

Andrew Westerman
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Marianne,
Your dedication to everything that you did has always been commendable, going above and beyond to help anyone in need that you could. The battles you chose to fight were always noble causes others were too chicken to take on! I will always have fond memories of the adventures our group shared. I recall one event in particular eating at fuddruckers with our friends and lil rob with his baby _____ stache ;) I laughed for days. You will be missed, may your next life be more blessed than this one

Natalie Malaterre
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Marianne,

You were one of a kind Marianne. You will be truly missed by your SKC Family and Friends. You will be missed.

Penny Kipp
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Marianne will be dearly missed by our staff and students. She was just beginning to be a permanent fixture in our TRIO SSS Lab and never failed to walk through and lend a helping hand to students who needed her assistance. That's just who she was, kind, friendly, and helpful. May she fly on Eagles Wings.

Selina Kenmille
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Best wishes to Marianne's family! She was such a brilliant educator and a great asset to SKC. She will be missed and know that her SKC family loved and appreciated her dedication to the students. All my best.

Antoine paul
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
A great and caring friend! You will be dearly missed, all the adventures the group went on and you joined right in with our jokes and laughter.

zetra wheeler
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Please accept my thoughts and prayers for Marianne's family. Marianne was one of a kind and I'm truly going to miss her and our visits. i learned a lot from Marianne she quite the interesting person to talk to. Until our paths cross again my friend.

Sean Shriner
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
My sincere condolences to the friends and family of Marianne. Marianne you’re in my thoughts and prayers. It was an honor and a privilege to be your student, coworkers, and your friend. I will never forget working with you in the Salish and Kootenai College Math and Science lab as a tutor. Many blessings upon you my dear friend. Until we meet again in the afterlife.

Jani Costilla
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Good by Marianne I will miss your great smile and our conversations.

Sarah Sandoval
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Be at peace Marianne, I didn't know you very long, but you were a wonderful teacher and a compassionate person. My prayers go to your family back East.

Molly E Kennedy
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Prayers to the family. Maryanne was always kind to me and helped me in anyway she could. You will be missed.

Linda Pete
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Marianne, I will certainly miss you sitting in my office and telling all your crazy stories that you loved to tell. You were an interesting one, for sure. But what I will really miss is your smile and easy laughter, and your heartfelt concern for the students at SKC.
And now an angel to continue to watch over us all. Thank you.

Amanda Roan
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
I send my condolences to Marianne’s family. She was a very generous, kind,understanding and patient. She taught me a lot and helped me with all of my math classes. She will be misssed. Prayers for her journey and to the family and friends.

Denyse Lemaire
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
I will surely miss your smile at the beginning of a work day and the laughs we shared as my frequent dining partner.

MaryRose Morigeau
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
Marianne, We were blessed to have you in our lives. Always loved your smile and your jokes. It was a privilege to have you as a co-worker and to be graced with your kindness. Fly high my friend, rest in peace. Our heartfelt condolences to all your family. MaryRose & Family

Marilyn Rodgers
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
Marianne you will be missed. As a young girl you were a great baby sitter. We have lost so many of the family, but each one leaves a big hole that is hard to fill. Loved you Marianne. Aunt Marilyn

Uncle Dick and Aunt Sue
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
After reading all the condolences, it is apparent that Marianne touched many, many lives, ours included. She was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul and a compassionate heart. We love you Marianne and miss you even now. May you rest in God’s good graces.

Brenda Morton
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
Marianne you are an absolute gem. Your kind presence and math skills were above and beyond, thank you. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

Dawson and Carey Swanberg
   Posted Sat December 15, 2018
We were saddened to hear of Marianne's passing. Marianne was truly an American original. We always took delight in our encounters with her. She was a great conversationalist and had lots of stories to share. We will remember her as a good friend and will miss her.

John Bunce
   Posted Tue December 18, 2018
Very sad to hear of her passing. Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed having a laugh with her, and will miss her.

Joel Adams
   Posted Tue December 18, 2018
So sorry to hear of Marianne's passing. Prayers for her and her family. I would not be were I am at today without her kindness and passion for us students to succeed. I met her while achieving my B.S. in Environmental Sciences from Salish Kootenai College. We also spent time during a couple of Summers working on research internships. I can definitely can remember her stories and laughter she brought everyday. Marianne, you will not be forgotten in my heart I will miss you and a Huge Thank you for being a friend.

Anna and Rob Smithmyer
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
Our prayers go out to your family but mostly I want to Thank You, Marianne (Q), for being my friend. I have known you since our days at Cowans Gap. You were there to back me up then and continued to do so when I needed you on my visits to Montana. I will always remember your stories and your pioneering spirit. You persevered through all adversities and never wavered in your faith in The Lord. I know you are at peace in the arms of the Lord but I will miss you. Your friend always, Anna

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