Joan Ann (Luhr) Zwerneman, nee Lecker

joan-luhrJoan Ann (Luhr) Zwerneman, nee Lecker, 84, of Huntingtown, MD, passed away September 26, 2016 at her residence. She was born July 9, 1932 in St. Marys, PA to Alfred and Salome (Hacherl) Lecker. Joan was raised in St. Marys, PA and attended public schools. She married Pierre A. Luhr in 1950 and they moved to Bethesda, MD in 1963. In 1999 Joan moved to Huntingtown, MD where she has lived for the past 17 years. She was employed as a secretary at Georgetown University and was an active member of Jesus the Divine Word Catholic Church and a former member and Eucharistic Minister at Jesus the Good Shepherd. In her leisure time Joan enjoyed arts and crafts and ceramics.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband Pierre A. Luhr. She is survived by her children David P. Luhr and his wife Maria of Douglasville, GA, Jordan E. Luhr and his wife Renee of Grayslake, IL, and Pierre C. Luhr of Chesapeake Beach, MD. She is also survived eight grandchildren as well as brothers Bill and Fred Lecker and a sister Ann Hertrich.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the St. Mary’s Church on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until the time of Mass.

Fr. Alfred, O.S.B October 5, 2016 at 3:31 pm

I am very honored and joy-filled in meeting the family and close friends of Joan Ann. She MUST have been a wonderful woman to many. My continued prayers to the Luhr, Hacherl and Lecker families.

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