Passed away from this life on January 5, 2014 at the age of 98. The foundation for his family, he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and patriarch of the Luna, Pizano, Israel and Barruga families.
He was a Bataan Death March survivor and former prisoner of war who served in the United States Army during World War II in the Philippines and in the Korean Conflict. A recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, he received numerous accolades for his valor and bravery. An Army and Civil Service Retiree, he was the consummate student of business, taxes, accounting and sudoku.
He belonged to various organizations and volunteered of his time and talent to assist numerous veterans with the processing of their disability and POW claims. He inspired his entire family with his deep faith, unconditional love, amazing strength and extraordinary sense of honor. He was “Super Lolo”, an old soldier who will never fade away.
Viewing will be Friday, January 17th from 12 Noon to 4 PM at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey 508 N 36th St, Seattle 98103 Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 18th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 820 18th Ave, Seattle. Rosary will be held at 10 AM prior to the Mass. Burial with military honors will follow at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery.