Debra Lukaszewski (nee Debra Lynn Heitelman) died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Wife of Paul Lukaszewski and Special Mom to Kara and Justin, Deb was born in New York City. The other special people in Deb’s life are her friends Joan and Maybelle with whom she traveled the globe, cousin Jody, many friends that she cherished through the years, extended family on Paul’s side, and her cats – Red Cat and Priscilla.
Deb had many talents and interests. Deb loved to travel and finding her way around foreign cities was one of her talents. She became a travel agent, and with her best friend Joan opened a travel agency - Lion in the Sun. Deb arranged scores of destination weddings with many of her clients being from Canada. She loved to travel and personally evaluate those destinations.
Marrying Paul brought her to Allendale where she was able to enjoy all the wildlife that the Celery Farm had to offer. The deer, turkeys, foxes, birds and other wildlife were frequent visitors to the Allendale home.
Among her loves was going to casinos to play in poker tournaments, attending to the pets in her care, that were often medically challenged, especially Cece, Doogie, Muffin, Baxter, Mikey Tambo, Scottie Bah, Boo, Priscilla and Red Cat, and taking Kara, Justin and Paul to Broadway plays. Deb especially loved musicals and would often break out into song and could recite the dialogue from The Wizard of Oz in its entirety.
Deb and her rye sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who knew and appreciated her intelligence and approach to life.
Deb will be sorely missed by all who appreciated her intelligence, rye sense of humor and compassion.
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