George J. Luchansky

George J. Luchansky

April 08, 1936 - January 17, 2014

George J. Luchansky

April 08, 1936 - January 17, 2014


George Joseph Luchansky, 77, of El Toro California, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully at home on January 17, 2014.

George was born in Youngstown, Ohio to John and Mary Luchansky on April 8, 1936. George was raised and educated in Youngstown, graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1953.

Following graduation, George immediately became a United States Marine. He enlisted before graduation and required his parent’s permission. George served our country for nearly a quarter of a century, rising through the ranks, eventually getting accepted to officer’s school, and retiring as a Captain.

As a Marine, George was deployed to the Vietnam War. One particularly meaningful story was upon his arrival, he went to a bunker to catch up with some buddies. Still carrying his arrival bag, he left the bunker, and at about 100 yards away, the bunker was hit by enemy fire. He narrowly escaped death.

Throughout his military career, George traveled to various military bases, primarily working and training in the communications field (listening to the enemy). His travels took him to Morocco and Germany.

Upon retiring (actually near the end of his retirement), while still a youthful 42, George studied accounting at the local community college. He became an Enrolled Agent and did individual taxes for his clients, providing a service where he drove to the client’s house to gather the information. He also had several clients where he did the bookkeeping for their businesses. He took care of his tax business until he was nearly 70 years old.

George loved sports, especially the Dodgers (he was a life time fan starting from the Brooklyn Dodgers), college football, and professional football. He also loved Las Vegas, often going there for a quick getaway to place small bets on the games. Some other passions (past and present) included coin collecting, stamp collecting, reading the newspaper, and watching movies.

George is survived by his 2nd wife that he adored for 25 years Peggy. He also leaves behind his children Douglas, David, Teri, and Sheri, as well as 11 grandchildren.

A private memorial service for immediate family members and friends will be held at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA, US, 92653, followed by a military burial with full honors at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren, Riverside, CA, 92518.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial donations are sent to the Wounded Warriors.

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