Herbert "Herb" A. Luce Born in Pennsylvania in 1917, passed away on January 27th at the age of 95. Herb retired from the U.S. Army as a Master Sargent after a distinguished 27 year career which included combat in WWII and throughout the South Pacific; liberation of the Philippines and earning a bronze star with oak leaf cluster and the combat infantryman's badge. He also served in Korea and did 3 tours in Vietnam.
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Herb is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Joyce a native of Wahiawa, Hawai'i. The two met and married in Hawai'i spending many years on the islands raising their sons Alan and Tony. The family also travel extensively due to his military service; moving around the world from Taiwan to Georgia to Alaska. Herb and Joyce finally settled in South San Francisco in 1972.
Herb was highly active in the South San Francisco Elks Lodge #2091, serving as Secretary in 1985-1986. He enjoyed activities such as bowling, fishing and trips to Reno. Herb loved puttering around the house and his garden, and could fix anything and everything. Herb was an even-tempered, gentle man, devoted to his wife, sons and two cats, Oly and Oly 2. He will be especially remembered for his loving relationship with his wife Joyce, his true soulmate and partner through life.
Herb is survived by his son Alan (and his wife Kathleen), his son Tony, his six grandchildren: Jason, Kimberly, Shaunti, Melissa, Joshua and Jordyn, and 2 great granddaughters: Kinsey and Karley.
The family has planned a viewing for family and friends at Driscoll's Valencia St. Mortuary, 1465 Valencia St., SF, on Monday, February 4th from 3-9pm.. A military service and burial will be held on Tuesday, February 5th at 12:30pm at the Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.
Driscoll's Valencia St. Serra Mortuary
1465 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2013