April 19 2018: LAUKAITIS, JR., Walter A. “Luke”

Walter A. “Luke” Laukaitis, Jr. (Age 65)

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, of Washington, DC, died at Milford Hospital in Milford, Delaware. He was surrounded by his partner and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Helena and Walter. He is survived by his partner of 37 years, Buddy Mentzer of Washington, DC; his sister Andrea (Douglas) Wendell, of Jacksonville; his nephew, Andrew, his niece, Elizabeth; and his great niece, Lily.

Luke graduated from St. John’s College High School, DC, attended Maryland University, graduated from Washington Hospital Center School of Nursing, Registered Nurse, American University, BSN Marymount University NP Masters. He worked at Washington Hospital Center 1973-2010. Luke volunteered for 11 years at Catholic Charities and continued to work as Family Nurse Practitioner there until his death. Luke spoke fluent Spanish and he loved his many patients. He will be missed.

Relatives and friends may call at Shrine of the Sacred Heart, 16th Street & Park Road, NW, Washington, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 11:30-12:30 pm where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 pm. Interment private.

Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Phone: 301.593.9500