Kelly (Conner) Lukuch, 58, of Wooster passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at her residence after a brief battle with cancer.
She was born July 7, 1964 to Shelley and Patricia Murty Conner. On October 15, 2011 she married Michael Lukuch, he survives.
Kelly was valedictorian of Hoban High School class of 1982. While in high school and the University of Akron she enjoyed running track. Kelly was an accountant for the Cleveland Cavaliers for 12 years, then director of accountant at Akron Brass for 12 years, and most recently the fiscal officer at Medina County Public Library.
She enjoyed sports, was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and had played competitive volleyball. Kelly liked hiking, camping, traveling and playing cards.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents Shelley and Patricia Conner of Fairlawn; brother Michael (Sara) Conner of Sycamore; sister Katie (Randy) Reinke of Copley; nephews Matt and Brian Reinke; nieces Erin Wallace and Emily Conner.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Friends will be received Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hoban High School c/o Angel Scholarship Fund, One Holy Cross Blvd., Akron, OH 44306 or St. Mary School, c/o Guardian Angel Tuition Assistance Program, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or V Foundation for Cancer Research, 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Kelly was a wonderful coworker. She was so pleasant and kind to everyone at the Library. She was very knowledgeable about her job and always was willing to help staff with any questions they had. Her smile and warm demeanor will be sorely missed. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her and am devastated by this loss. May memories comfort you at this difficult time.
Kelly was such a joy to work with at the library. I will miss her very much. Hugs to her family. Words cannot express how sorry I am.
I was a friend of Michaels and I am so very very sorry to hear of her passing. I never had a chance to meet her, but I know she was special and a loving person to be with Michael. Prayers to all the family!
I met Kelly in swim class. I loved hearing her stories of what she was doing. She was a joy to be around!
She also, gave me hand warmers for my Polar Bear plunges, which I appreciated very much! She will be missed very much!
Mike, extending deepest sympathies from my family. It was an honor to work with Kelly, and a pleasure to play volleyball with her. She will be deeply missed.
I only just met Kelly last December as an incoming trustee at the library. She felt like an instant friend, so kind and funny. My heart goes out to her family and dear friends. What a gem of a person.
I am so heart broken to hear of Kelly’s passing. We were classmates at Hoban and remained friends long after high school. She was a wonderful lady and spirit and will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her husband and family. God bless her and keep her and now she is by his side.
Michael, I am very sorry to hear that Kelly has died. It sounds like she didn’t suffer long, which is a blessing, but it is a devastating loss for you and her family and friends. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Please reach out to me if I can help you in your painful journey through grief.
I worked with Kelly at Akron Brass, she was funny and I loved hearing her tell us how her volleyball games were. Prayers to Mike and their families.
I was shocked to hear about Kelly’s passing. I knew Kelly from water aerobics at Healthpointe in Wooster. I remember when she was preparing for her wedding and her love of volleyball. Deepest sympathy her husband and family.
I am so very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Kelly in the administration offices of the library. She brought a level of trust and humanity to the business office that was appreciated by her coworkers and all of the staff system-wide. We are sad and reeling. Wishing peace to her family during this time of painful grief.
It was a pleasure to work with Kelly in collaboration with our HR team. She inspired me with her kind and helpful spirit, even amidst a crunch of responsibilities. Her smile and generous spirit brought joy to work each day. Prayers and comfort to her family in this time of sorrow.
E Mike and Kelly’s family – My heart aches for you, as I can hardly find the words to help you in this time of great sorrow. Kelly was always thoughtful, considerate, caring and a joy to be around. She had so much love to give. I will remember her smile and her ease of conversation, no matter the situation. I can picture her at the wonderful 4th of July parties that you hosted over the years. The house was full of family, friends, food, laughter, conversation and cards.
We are here for you, if you need anything. We are praying for strength for all of you. We’ll see you on Wednesday night.
Much love and many hugs,
Melissa, Jason and Jack
I have only been with Mike and Kelly a few times. But the times we were together I could see what a special person
Kelly was. The respect that was shared between the two of them and how much they enjoyed being together.
It made me happy to see how much in love they were. Kelly will be our forever angel.
My deepest sympathies to the family. I am saddened to hear of her passing. I had the privilege of working with Kelly at Akron Brass for 12 years. Such a great person and so smart. I will always remember her laugh and spunky personality.
It was a joy to work with Kelly at Akron Brass. She was always friendly, professional, and did what she said she would do. I admired how hard she worked. I am saddened to hear of her illness and passing. My condolences to her husband, parents, and family.
Kelly worked for me at the Cavs. I think we really “grew up” together in a sense. She was very knowledgeable and wasn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves for any task. We enjoyed many Cavs Charities golf outings in our time together. We were both very proud of our Irish heritage. The news of her passing has left me speechless.
To Kelly’s family, please accept my deepest sympathies in the loss of your wife, daughter, sister and aunt.
Kelly and Mike swam with our group early mornings at the high school natatorium. I enjoyed knowing both of them. They were friendly and humorous. Mike and family: we are so sorry for your loss.