Peter Thomas Luddy
May 8, 2018
Peter Thomas Luddy, 21, of Mahanoy City, passed away May 8 at 6:58 p.m. in Carillion Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va., following a traumatic brain injury while on a training mission with the Army.
Peter was born in Hazleton, March 9, 1997, a son of Elizabeth Ferrante her fiance, Sean Runkle, and Thomas Luddy Sr. and his fiancee, Susan Bettinger.
He was serving in the Army Reserves 811th in Rainelle, W.Va., for his annual training.
He worked for Boscov’s in the Laurel Mall, Hazleton, in loss prevention. His goal was to become a police officer. (Bruhh) Peter graduated from Mahanoy Area High School, Class of 2015, and was attending Penn State. He played basketball with his team The Golden Bears and was active in Mahanoy Area even after graduation. He loved hiking, fishing and guns.
Peter was an organ donor. On May 10 at 1:15 p.m. he donated his organs, which shows just how caring he was and how much he wanted to help as many people as he could. His heart was placed in a woman just hours after he donated. The family hopes to meet her.
Peter was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Peter Garavuso; paternal grandmother, Arline Farr; maternal grandfather, Peter Ferrante.
Peter is survived by four sisters, Michelle “Lala” Garavuso, Coaldale, Nancy Garavuso, Queens, N.Y., Stephanie Luddy, Scranton, and Vanessa Luddy, Scranton; two brothers, Frank Luddy, Sugarloaf, and Thomas Luddy Jr., Scranton; maternal grandmother, Nancy Arato, Mahanoy City. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, with the Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher officiating, followed by full military honors at the church. Friends and family may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 300 W. Center St. Mahanoy City. Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.truskowskyfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com
PETER THOMAS LUDDY