Ilion - Mr. Raymond Luckina, 82, of Ilion, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown with his loving family by his side. He was born on March 22, 1939 in Providence, RI, a son of the late Claude Luckina and Grace Palmer. He was married to Wanda McCoy on September 25, 1995 at Zion Lutheran Church in New Hartford, a blessed union of 53 years. Ray was employed with Utica College in the Building and Maintenance Department until his retirement in 2010. Raymond, not only a family man, enjoyed fishing, baseball card collecting and was an all around sports fan, especially the Utica Comets. He is survived by his beloved wife, Wanda; four sons, Charles and Dana Clark of Ilion, Brian and Diana Clark of Sherrill, Rob Luckina of Utica and Ray Luckina, Jr. and his fiancé Heather Jackson of Ilion. He was the oldest of eight siblings, including Mrs. Claudia Trad and the late Henry, Mrs. Donna Rosado and the late Norman, Mrs. Karen Kennedy and Paul and Mrs. Darlene Lowenkapf and Howie and a special Aunt, Mrs. Gloria Cifonelli. He is also survived by six loving grandchildren, Audrianna, Derick, Shalayne, Gary, Kayleigh and Christopher and three great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Brenna and NovaLeigh. To my Dad, the strongest man I’ve ever known. Thank you for being there for me. Chucky I was given the honor to be able to make a statement here relative to how much I love you Dad and how much I will miss you. The words “I love you”, are not strong enough~ it’s much deeper than that. My appreciation to you for everything that you’ve done for me over the years can’t be printed here in simple black and white. I love you Pop, I appreciate you and I will always miss you…. Brian You were my hero as a child, you’re still my hero as an adult. I will miss you dad. Love, Rob Dad, thank you for being there for me. You and Mom raised us four boys and guided us to the men we have become. You have touched so many hearts throughout your life, which made many people adore you. It is such a great feeling to have people, younger or older, related to us or not, refer to you as “Gramps”. Our family has a difficult road ahead of us, but we will continue to take care of each other, especially Mom. You and Mom will forever be my best friends. I love you Dad (Pop)….Ray Jr Pop and I would like to thank our four sons for always being there and putting their lives on hold a lot of the time to see to our needs. We are very grateful. Love Mom Thank you for caring for our dad: Bassett Healthcare Thoracic Team, 4th floor Nurses, SCU, ICU and the St. Johnsville Ambulance EMS Services. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 10:30 am in the Church of the Annunciation, 50 West St. in Ilion. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. To send an online condolence please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.