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Luke J. Martin, III

September 1, 1955 - February 28, 2020

Service Date: March 3, 2020

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery St. Mary s Cemetery

Church St. Joseph Marello Parish

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Luke J. Martin, III, 64 of Pittston, passed away Friday evening, February 28, 2020 at United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Luke and Anna (Cunningham) Martin.

Luke was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, and was employed as a laborer at Gould Battery of Dunmore. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

He spent most of his time with his beloved grandchildren who lovingly referred to his as Pop. He was a fantastic story teller and he was a huge sports fan. He consistently rooted for the Phillies and Eagles and probably was instrumental in their championships with his boisterous cheering.

Surviving are his daughters Jennifer McCarty and her husband Bryan, Chicago, Ill., and Mary Hankey and her husband Brian, Pittston, grandchildren Margret Martin, Samuel, Anna, and Brian Hankey, Olivia and Emily McCarty, sisters Mary Kay Oliveira and her husband Paul, Tinton Falls, NJ, and Peggy Martin, Tucson, AZ, nieces, nephew, and cousins.

Funeral will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:00 am at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am at St. Joseph Marello Church, 237 William Street, Pittston, PA 18640. Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp. Family and friends may call Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keiser Avenue, Suite 118, Taylor, PA 18517 or to St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.