Dr. Vicente C. Luciano, Jr., 83 of Pittsburg, CA, formerly of Ruleville, Mississippi, returned home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 4, 2023 in his home in Contra Costa County.
Vicente (Doc) was born on March 17, 1940 in Bulacan, Philippines and was the firstborn son of Vicente J. Luciano, Sr. and Beatriz Co Luciano. He was raised in Bulacan, Philippines, completed his education in Ateneo University in Manila Philippines and then later his medical degree in the University of Santo Thomas in Manila.
He then moved to Chicago, Illinois where he completed his residency in Medicine with a specialty in the area of Radiology. During his residency in Chicago, Illinois, he met his future wife Magdalena V. Ursua and they were married in 1966 in Cook County. They had two children, Maria Lourdes Luciano Miranda, and Angel Ysmael Luciano before returning to Manila, Philippines in order to attempt to raise their family. During his life in the Philippines his third son, Arnulfo Domingo Luciano was born. It was then in that year that Doc’s family was caught in Martial Law where nobody could attempt to leave the country.
Fortunately, a Senator in the State of Mississippi offered him to work in a small county hospital in the town of Ruleville, Mississippi. The senator helped Doc and his family leave the country of the Philippines for an opportunity to work as the Radiologist at this North Sunflower County Hospital.
For more than 50 years Doc raised his family in this rural Delta town and devoted his life to serving others in his medical profession. Doc and Maggie as they were known, raised their children and spent many hours with teaching them about education, religion and family values, most especially their Filipino roots. This was important to Doc and he made sure his family traveled home often to know and understand where they came from.
In the years they lived in Mississippi, Doc was able to enjoy his children, his 4 grandchildren and countless friends and family who traveled all over the world to see his precious family and the place where he raised his family. After losing the love of his life in 2012, he moved in with his daughter in California in 2016 in order to retire and travel back and forth to his ancestral home in Bulacan Philippines.
In 2020, after spending a month and a half in ICU he fought to stay alive and survived this dreaded illness. He participated with his rehab and regained much strength to be able to return to the Philippines. Unfortunately, in 2022, he was diagnosed with B-cell Lymphoma and had to undergo chemotherapy treatments. Doc was able to return to the Philippines in July of 2023 after being cleared of his lymphoma. After returning back from his vacation, he was happy, but unfortunately his body couldn’t handle the physical stress. He is now resting and hopefully was met by his beautiful wife and many loved ones who went before him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Magdalena Luciano, his brothers Atty. Domingo C. Luciano, Erasmo C. Luciano, Fr. Angel C. Luciano, and a sister Merciditas C. Luciano.
He is survived by his brother Petronilo Luciano, by his children, Maria Lourdes Luciano Miranda (Joel), Angelo Ysmael Luciano (Virlynda), and Arnulfo Domingo Luciano, Ruth Ann Luciano, and 4 grandchildren, Nicholas Vincent Luciano, Noah Virgil Luciano, Mia Isabella Luciano and Joshua Co Luciano and one grand-dog Tyson Miranda ( his support dog who watched over him while his mama was not home) 😉
Viewing will be held on October 14, 2023, Saturday at Holy Cross Cemetery Funeral Center at 10:00 am with a Funeral Mass at 12:30pm.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victories Catholic parish in Cleveland, Mississippi, which was his home parish and his heart. He was a devout Catholic and wanted to give back what the church has done for him.