Luciano, Augusto P., "Gus" a 39 year resident of Los Angeles, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2009 in Torrance. Born in the Philippines, Augusto was 66 when he died. Gus had a degree in law, but his passion was golf - golf brought a lot of friendships and sunshine to his life. Gus was a sports enthusiast in general, but his life was all about his family and friends. Gus is survived by his wife of 21 years, Dena Luciano of Hermosa Beach, CA; mother, Teresita Luciano of the Philippines; daughter, Patricia Luciano of Henderson, NV; son, John (Stacy) Luciano of Walnut, CA; twin daughters, Erica and Emily Luciano of Hermosa Beach, CA; and six siblings: Jose (Gayle) Luciano of Laguna Hills, CA; Concepcion (Douglas) Pennington of Manchester, CT; Rita (Christopher) Kubelick of Clifton, VA; Teresa Tengco, Victoria Luciano, and Aurelia (Mel) Liwag of Manila, Philippines. He was preceded in death by his father, Augusto Luciano. A gathering of family & friends will be held at White & Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Thursday June 25, 2009 from 12 noon until 3pm with the Service beginning at 3pm. A Reception follows in the Lighthouse Reception Room at the Mortuary.

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  1. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We will always remember Gus and include him in our prayers. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. Tito Pabling and Tita Loleng

  2. “God saw Gus getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around Gus and whispered “come to me.” With tearful eyes your family watched you, and saw you pass away. Although everyone loved you dearly, no one could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.” Please accept our condolences.

  3. Dearest Deena, Lito and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Gus. We are truly sorry for you loss. Take heart in the knowledge that time will at least soothe your pain. And please, if we can be of any assistance to you from here, do not hesitate to call. Rosa

  4. Our deepest sympathies on the passing of tito gus. we will truly miss him. aldo, toby, xavi, gaby and rafa

  5. Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of Gus. He was a friend. We will always remember him. Muriel & Jerry Reyes June 23, 2009 Northridge, Ca.

  6. Dear Dena, Erica and Emily, We hold you dearly in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time in your life. We are here for you if you need us. Love Geraldine, Martin, Orla and Conor

  7. Dear Dena, I am so saddened to hear of Gus’s passing. I have such fond memories. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Wishing all of you strength, peace and comfort. My deepest, deepest condolences. God Bless, Felice Miller

  8. “The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God.” Auntie Dena, Pat, John, Erica, Emily and the Luciano clan, we are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Uncle Gus. We share comfort in knowing that after mom’s death 4 months ago, both cousins are now together watching over us. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. U. Gus, please tell dad and mom that their apos and new apo sa tuhod are all well. …and mom’s favorite Lakers are NBA World Champions! –Salamat po– Dennis, Cile, Jeniley, Nina & Ian

  9. Dear Dena, Erica and Emily, Our prayers and condolences. Gus will always be in our heart. He had been a very very good friend of ours for a long time. We will miss him terribly. We will miss all the fun and good memories we shared in S.F. and golf and skiing resorts. With love. Ricky and Dana

  10. I love you so much daddy! Thank you for everything you ever did for me. Even though we fought and argued sometimes, you brightened my each and every day. You had an infectious smile and laugh. I hope you are having a great time up there with the big man. I will see you up there one day when it is my time to go…hopefully not too soon! I love you with all my heart dad!

  11. I will miss Gus and his unconventional character.Gus, I am so glad I was able to spend so much time with you last March when you were in Manila.We had so much to talk about over merienda .I am confident that you are now at peace and in the arms of the Heavenly Father. I have prayed so hard and have asked all the saints to take care of you. I have also asked Dad to welcome you in heaven. Don’t worry we shall take care of your family so you may rest in peace. I love you!!!!!

  12. Rest in peace Tito Gus. My condolences go out to all those who knew and love you! I wish I could be there to say goodbye but please know that you will be in my prayers always. With love, Angela

  13. Dear Dena, Emily, and Erica, In silent moments, when the hurt feels unbearable and the loneliness feels without end, may the beauty of beloved memories be your comfort. Know there is a loving God and caring family watching over you throughout this time of sadness, We will stay close by your side, providing you with a source of inner strength and companionship. Dear Gus, Your mission on Earth has ended and what a glorious journey it was. Those who have had the pleasure to cross paths with you were privileged to have met a man who did not take for granted the joy and laughter life has to offer. You will be greatly missed, but your final awakening has begun. May you be embraced with open arms. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:25-30 Tati, Doug, Michael Scott, and Kathryn Pennington

  14. Sending my love to the family. xoxo “Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.” ~Rossiter Worthington Raymond

  15. Dear Gus: Wishing you a peaceful journey into forever… Deena, Emily and Erica – my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Hugs and Kisses, Carol

  16. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Augusto P. Luciano. May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time. Fayez, Vicky, Abdul and Nourah Mazid

  17. Please accept our deepest sympathies and prayers for the eternal peace and happiness of our dear cousin Gus. May God grant him everlasting peace and happiness. We join all his relatives and friends in the Phil. in praying for him and for the family he has left behind.

  18. To the family of Gus Luciano: Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolence on the passing away of our beloved cousin Gus. We will pray and offer mass for the repose of his soul. God Bless, Eddie & Vec Canilao

  19. Dear Dena, Emilie & Erica: Wishing you comfort, peace and hope in this time of sadness. Our deepest sympathy. God Bless, Ted & Lou

  20. Our deepest condolence. From his La Sallites schoolmates. We will miss him. Hope you get this message Tinggay & hope you remember me.

  21. With deepest sympathies from the Tumang family. From: Carolina Tumang-Mariano (Daughter of Adriano-Luciano-Tumang from Chicago, IL) and children.


  23. Dear Family: I am so sorry to hear of Gus’ passing. It has been many years, but Gus provided many highlights in my life….. from a spontaneous trip to Tahoe with great friends and an incredible trip to Makati to meet his country and wonderful relationships. Gus, thank you for these great memories….I am so sorry we missed time together before you went to live with God. My heart is with Dena and your daughters and son. With kindness and love, Alan Schneider

  24. To all of the family members, my deepest simpathy. I am sorry that I just found out today of Guss passing. I shared an office with him on Wilshire Blvd, on the Equitable building. He gave me an opportunity that helped me throughout my life. I will be forever grateful. if there is anything that I can do for any member of his family please do not hessitate to contact me. I remember when we used to go to Martonis on his gull wing Mercedes, for lunch. He had great taste and flare for life. I remember his first house in Beverly Hills, where Bryan Wilson of the Beach Boys was his neighbor. I can tell his children and grandchildren that they have every reason and right to be very proud of him. I am sure he is living in peace, good men never die, they live on forever in our memories. Walter

  25. Dearest Dad, It has taken me several years to write something as I always thought that I would keep my thoughts & conversations between just you and I. I find myself coming back to this page several times a year, just to read what friends and family members have written. I know you are watching over us but wanted to share news with you, Lolo and Lola. Although the girls and I haven’t seen each other since 2009, I want you to know everyone is well and we are doing fine. Nathan is doing great. He’s almost 4 now and is just a delight. As for me, I’ve remarried and have a wonderful wife. She’s fantastic with Nate and just an absolute joy. I wish you could see him, Luciano and and Remington. You’d be proud of your grandchildren and the parents Erica and I turned out to be. Thank you for helping me become the person I am today. For showing me there is a world worth conquering and living each day to the fullest. To live well, laugh often and to love much…… Your loving son, John

  26. To all of Guss relatives. My deepest sympathy. I found out today of the loss of such an old and dear friend. Gus and I shared an office way back when on Wilshire Blvd, the old Equitable building. We shared friendship with attorney Jerry Reyes.
    I was looking for Gus, to invite him over to my house and spend some time remembering our old days. All those unbelievable stories, like the one when we went to Donna Summers birthday party at Martonis one of Guss hang outs. He introduced me into collecting Dali art work and loved his Mercedes Gulf Wing. He used to hang around with Wilson of the Beach Boys. Well, I could go on and on.
    To all of the family my best. Please count on me for anything. You can reach me


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