Edward C. Luranc

1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Edward C. Luranc Obituary
Luranc, Edward C. (Mr. L) SAN DIEGO-- Edward Chester Luranc was the son of Joseph and Rose Luranc, born February 4, 1925 in Utica, New York. He passed peacefully into the arms of his Heavenly Father on April 8, 2014. He was 89. In 1942, Ed entered the Navy where he served in WWII on the DE USS Weeden. He was discharged in 1946. In 1949, he married Elsie-Mary Austen of Ithaca, New York. In 1950, during the Korean Conflict, Ed was recalled to San Diego where Elsie joined him. In 1955, Ed and Elsie, with three year old son Tim, returned to San Diego. Ed entered SDSU, graduating with a Masters degree in 1959. He taught English and History for 21 years in Sweetwater School District at Mar Vista Jr. High. Over the years, whenever "MR. L" encountered former students, they expressed thanks for making a difference in their lives. Upon retiring, Ed taught five years at Christian Heritage College in El Cajon. Ed was an active member in Trinity Presbyterian Church since 1960, serving as an ordained elder. He was a chaplain of the Clipper Mariners and Good News Travel Club. Ed was an aficionado of books and music. His sense of humor would make stories about his Childhood and World War II adventures come alive. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Ed was a true gentleman, devoted friend and man of faith. He is sorely missed. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elsie- Mary Luranc; son, Timothy (Marijo) Luranc of La Mesa; daughter, Judy Brakewood of Holmen, WI; brother, John (Marie) Luranc of Dawsonville, GA; three grandchildren, Erica Henderson of Los Angeles, Joseph Austen Luranc of La Mesa and James W. Brakewood JR. of Glendale, AZ; and nine great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 10th, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3902 Kenwood Dr., Spring Valley, CA 91977. In lieu of flowers, send donations to: Theatre Organ Society of San Diego, P.O. Box 712336, Santee, CA. 92072, or to Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Published in U-T San Diego on May 4, 2014
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