Jon "Jonnie" Peter Lugos in the river
Jon "Jonnie" Peter Lugos in the forest

Jon “Jonnie” Peter Lugos

Jon “Jonnie” Peter Lugos, 37, of Mount Pocono, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Jonnie was a talented massage therapist and a well-known waiter in the Pocono Mountains. He loved his friends and animals, and truly possessed a heart of gold. Jonnie was genuine, compassionate and always willing to go the extra mile for those he loved. Jonnie had a magical ability to reach people in a deep and positive way which left everyone with an unforgettable impression, many would say he had a quality that could not be described “Je Ne Sais Quoi”.

Jonnie left behind many family and friends that were touched by his beautiful soul; including his mother, Mary Skasko and her fiancé Richard Klinkel, his father Jesse Lugos, his sisters, Amy Shannon and Kaitlin (Lugos) Cruz, his brother in laws, Thomas Shannon and Christian Cruz and his niece, Parker Shannon.

In honor of Jonnie and his love for the outdoors, we invite you all to plant trees in his memory.

Please scroll down to see details on ordering a tree in Jonnie’s Memory

NOTE: The family suggests picking the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico as the location for the tree plantings. On the order form, check “Mexico – Monarch Butterfly Project” as the planting location. To learn more about the project, click here, or visit

You can also check out our Monarch Butterfly blog.