Edward George Lukoski

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December 11, 1950 ~ March 4, 2023

Born in: Watertown, NY
Resided in: Shoreham, NY

Edward George Lukoski of Shoreham, distinguished lawyer and beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on Saturday, March 4, at the age of 72 after battling prostate cancer for over two years. He was born on December 11, 1950, to Edward and Lila Lukoski in Watertown, NY. He graduated from Hauppauge High School in 1968. He holds a B.A. from SUNY Oneonta and a J.D. with Distinction from Seattle University School of Law.

Ed was held in high esteem as a Senior Litigation Attorney who tried cases in New York State, Federal and Supreme Courts. Among his colleagues over the years were many fellow lawyers, judges, clerks, and court officers. He was a member of the New York State Bar Association for over 40 years and held the Martindale-Hubbell AV-rating, representing the highest level awarded to attorneys for their strong legal ability and high ethical standard. In 2013, Ed was named Long Island’s Top Legal Eagles, and in 2014 and 2015, he was named Super Lawyer for the New York Metro Area. Ed retired in 2016. His humble demeanor yet strong presence and powerful voice will forever be missed in the courtroom.

Ed was a devoted and loving husband to his wife Nancy, retired educator in the Shoreham-Wading River School District, with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past October, and a proud, adoring father to his two daughters, Ingrid and Erica. Together as a family they traveled extensively across the U.S., visiting many National Parks, and to England, Italy, France, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Throughout his entire life, Ed was the most devoted father a child could ask for and was there for his daughters every step of their lives. He never missed important events from music recitals to sport competitions and school milestones from pre-school to college graduation.

Ed was extraordinarily well read and a Jeopardy wizard. He was an avid Mets and Jets fan, and loved to cook, travel, play tennis and golf, watch sports, swim in the ocean, and spend time with his family.

In addition to his wife and daughters, Ed is survived by his closest family members; brother-in-law Bob Mountain and nephew Jeff Mountain and his family; and other extended family and friends. May his memory be a comfort and blessing to all the lives he touched.

Ed, our life together was a great love story, you truly were a blessing to us. You will forever be in our hearts; we will miss you dearly. With much love and fond memories, we will cherish you forever.

The Lukoski family thanks Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Visiting Nursing Service of Suffolk for their compassionate care of Ed.


Visitation: March 30, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Second Visitation: March 30, 2023 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Edward George Lukoski 's name.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

P.O. Box 5028
Hagerstown, MD

Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice of Suffolk Inc

505 Main St
Northport, NY

Memories Timeline


  1. Nancy Lukoski and I have been friends since 1963. We both met Ed, (aka Eddie to me) while going to Hauppauge High School.
    Eddie was the most handsome, athletic, suave, genuine, humble man in our high school. He was the kindest, most gentle man ( besides his dad) that I ever met. Not an unkind bone in his body.
    Eddie was the perfect match for my strong willed, intelligent, beautiful friend Nancy.
    Together they produced 2 lovely, beautiful, successful, charming daughters.
    One of things I loved about Eddie was his dry sense of humor. In his calm, strong voice. He’d always say. ” you know Maureen, whatever Nancy wants”. She’d laugh! and say ” oh Ed”.
    I moved from N.Y. in 1973 but our friendship continued and flourished.
    Nancy and Eddie visited me in Colorado and I went to N.Y. every summer.
    It didn’t matter how long between visits, Eddie always treated me with warmth like we saw each other yesterday.
    I can still see him as we sat in their kitchen, Eddie just shaking his head at Nancy and we’d be hysterical.
    Nancy was the best of the best with Eddie for their entire 50 year marriage til the bitter end.
    I’ll take good care of your wife Eddie and I’ll make sure she keeps laughing. See you in heaven. Love you lots, Maureen ( Mo Kelly) Ferrer.

  2. I marvel at how Ed never let his love and devotion for his family waiver, not even as a very successful court attorney with a prestigious law firm. Because of his competency and intellect, he was able to maintain his stature at work while always putting his family first.

    I loved how Eddie could tell a story, many regarding his sister Diane and parents, Luke and Lila. His wit and sense of humor always shining through.

    My only regret is that I was unable to spend more time with him during his illness and time of need. To that cause, let us honor Nancy, Ingrid, and Erica.

    It is with a heavy heart and wet eyes that I send this message. Rest well my friend. You will be forever be remembered.

    Your special brother-in-law and friend.

  3. Ed, I know you were in a tough fight. Although I was not able to be physically there, my heart and spirit were there with you. You will always be my best friend, and you are the best friend anyone could ever want.

    I have many fond memories of Ed, but the one that stands out the most was when we were driving through the neighborhood and saw an attractive young lady cutting her lawn. I could see that Ed was very interested and I told him that I knew you due to our Norwegian heritage. I encouraged him to pull over and I said hello to you, Ed got out of the car to speak to you, planned a date, and the rest is history. At that moment I had no doubt. Destiny has touched you both (soul mates forever).

    I wish that Mary and I could have been there today with you but our hearts are. Yes, Ed is in heaven and he awaits your arrival sometime in the far future.

  4. Ed and Steve are definitely getting ready for opening day and surely will have front row seats with us by their side. They understand that it is not our time to physically go with them.

    Remember our wonderful memory going together. So many dear memories. You and Ed raising our fallen trees. Ed comforting Steve at his computer while he was dying. They both lived longer because of our care. They were our rocks but we were their gardens. They were our roots but we were their blooming trees. They made our history but we made all of our lives sparkle. They are now our sparkling stars forever with us locked up in our hearts for eternity. And they are so happy they don’t have to socialize with anyone else anymore! And they are not in pain.

    We are angry they left us, and sad and confused and left to handle life without them. We cry at our loss but have memories to treasure and thanks to you many pictures of happy times.

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