What a celebration there was in heaven on this day. February 6. 2019 was a day he had lived for and looked forward to his entire life. He loved and served the Lord with a passion since he gave his heart to the Lord at the age of ten. His love and giving spirit was felt by so many over the years. Not only did he serve the Lord he wanted to make sure others were aware of the Lord’s saving grace. We will never know how many souls are in heaven today because of his witness.
John was born in Altoona, son of the late Michael and Rose (Rubine) Luciano. He married Ethel N. McCurdy, who preceded him in death on November 15, 2011.
He is survived by a nephew, Ralph Luciano and wife Donna with whom he resided; and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
John retired from the PA Railroad and had also worked for McMahon's Dairy. He was on the board of Altoona Bible Conference and served on many other church boards throughout the years. He loved playing the organ in both the church as well at nursing homes and at the VA home. The Lord blessed him with a beautiful voice which he used to give honor and praise to his savior.
He attended Calvary Baptist Church where he was a member of Faithful Followers and also the Pleasant Valley Assembly of God.
He had many little sayings, but one of those was how he calculated his age when asked. He would always say his age but added “plus the nine months mom carried me.” So actually he was almost 100 when he walked through heaven’s gates.
Friends will be received from 4-8 PM Tuesday, February 12, 2019 and from 10 until the 11 AM funeral service Wednesday, February 13, at Calvary Baptist Church, Altoona, with Pastor Ron Anderson officiating, and Pastor Gary Dull, assisting.
In lieu of flowers, it is John’s wish that you make a donation to the Altoona Bible Conference or to the Lighthouse Men’s Fellowship, 116 Trinity Lane, Altoona, 16601.
John would not want you to mourn for him.
He would want you instead make sure your heart is right with the Lord and that you will see him again.