Ralph L. Luscinski, 61, died peacefully on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Lowell General Memorial Hospital, while in the comforting presence of his family and friends.
Born in Lynn and raised in Peabody, he was the beloved son of the late Chester and Edith Luscinski. His father, Chester, served as the City Auditor and Director of Finance for the City of Peabody from 1967 to 1979. Ralph graduated from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School as a member of the class of 1978. While there, he played on the golf team. He later attended Salem State.
Growing up next to the Salem Country Club, Ralph often worked at the club as a teenager and played in the junior golf program where he was known for his remarkable long-drive skills. With a gift for conversation, he was known throughout the area for his cheerful and often humorous exchanges which always left friends and family feeling better.
Ralph was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Flyers due to the fact that their star player of the ‘70s, Bobby Clarke, was the most well-known diabetic athlete at the time when Ralph was diagnosed with the disease as a teenager. He looked at Clarke as a role model to overcome his own illness and carried his support of The Flyers throughout the rest of his life, hardly ever missing a Flyers game on television.
Ralph was also a devotee of rock music and scary movies, and he often found joy in sharing those with friends and family. He lived in Salem for a portion of his life and later lived in a loving group home in Billerica where he was known for entertaining all of those around him with his colorful one-liners and ultimately left his mark there with his sweet and tender heart.
He is survived by his brother, Ron Luscinski, of California, and his nephews Quinn and Aidan. As well as by many loving relatives throughout New England and Florida.
ARRANGEMENTS: There will be graveside burial service in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody, on Wednesday, September 22 at 11am.