JOHN LUCCHESI A funeral mass for John Alfred Lucchesi, 76, of Chico, will be held at 10:00am on Monday, November 30th, at St. John Baptist Catholic Church, Chico. He passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at home sur-rounded by his family. John was born on October 26, 1939 in Chico to June and Fred Lucchesi. He attended Notre Dame School, Chico Junior High School and graduated from Chico Senior High School in the class of 1957, where John was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball and baseball. John earned a BA in business from Chico State and a MBA from Harvard Executive Business Program in Vey Vey, Switzerland. John started his banking career with Bank of America training in the note department in Oroville, CA. He was promoted to branch manager in Tule Lake, CA. From there John was transferred to National Division, San Francisco, servicing corporate clients in the transpor-tation, entertainment and brokerage indus-tries. In 1974, he advanced to group Vice President at the New York Corporate service office. Beginning his interna-tional banking responsi-bilities, at 37, John was promoted to Regional Vice President in Hong Kong. He was then promoted to Senior Vice President for South East Asia and area general manager for six countries in South East Asia residing in Manila, Philippines. After 25 years, John retired from the Bank of America. Soon after, John and Jan returned to Chico to raise their four children. He was approached to be President & CEO of North State National Bank, which eventually lead to a successful merger with Tri Counties Bank. After a brief hiatus, John and in-vestors opened Northern California National Bank where he was President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board. As an enthusiastic supporter, John followed all their children through their athletic and academic endeavors. John's interests were his family and their activities, professional sports, Oregon Football and managing a successful career. He was a member of the Bohemian Club as well as an avid lover of animals. John is survived by his wife of 40 years, Janice, his daughter, Kristin, North Hollywood, CA; his son, Jonathan and wife Tessa (Danville, CA) ; his daughter, Jacquelyn (Walnut Creek, CA); his son, Keegan (Martinez, CA); his aunt, Bettie Franklin (Oroville, CA); his brother Jim Lucchesi and wife Arlene (Indian Wells, CA); his niece, Kyra Dunn and husband Rex (Santa Monica, CA); his sister, Joanne Martin (Chico, CA); and his dog, Sierra. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nord Country School, Butte Humane Society, or to a charity of your choice
in care of Brusie Funeral Home.
Published by Chico Enterprise-Record on Nov. 25, 2015.