Luke L. Warble, 70, passed peacefully into Heaven on March 14, 2018 at the Hershey Medical Center, surrounded by his loving wife Carol Wood, family and dear friends, after a long battle with cancer.
In addition to his wife, Luke is survived by two brothers, Paul Warble and Mark Warble, both of Hummelstown, and several cousins. He is preceded in death by his first wife Deborah (Deal) and his parents, Everett P. and Mary E. Warble of Hummelstown.
Luke was born at the Hershey Hospital and graduated from Lower Dauphin High School, class of 1965, where he played for the school baseball and basketball teams. After graduation he attended Harrisburg Area Community College and graduated from Millersville University. He was a social studies teacher at Elizabethtown High School for 30 years, receiving several teacher of the year awards during his career, retiring in 1999. His awards included the Elizabethtown Jaycees DSA Outstanding Educator and Elizabethtown Area Board of School Directors in recognition of his dedication and outstanding service in education. He also coached varsity boys basketball and girls softball, and was recognized for his time and effort during the 1975-76 basketball season.
Luke played basketball and softball after college for many local teams and was an avid sports fan, following Penn State sports, the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and Villanova basketball. He and wife Carol were also big fans of the Hershey Bears hockey team. Luke was also a history buff, especially about the Civil War and Gettysburg.
A viewing and service will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Tree of Life Lutheran Church, 1492 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA with a reception to follow at the church in Fellowship Hall. Viewing will begin at 11 AM followed by the service at 12 Noon with The Rev. Richard B. Geib, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please send donations to the Four Diamonds Fund, c/o MS Hershey Medical Center, Office of University Development and Alumni Relations, 600 Centerview Drive, PO Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033, or to Tree of Life Lutheran Church, 1492 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, caregivers, and hospital staff at the Hershey Medical Center for their care, dedication and many acts of kindness.
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