February 2, 1921 ~ August 10, 2002
Max Lucero, age 81, passed away Saturday August 10th at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica after a lengthy illness with his family at his bedside. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Virginia and his eight children: David Lucero; Susan Delavan, her husband Bill and their two children Michael and Stephen; Mark Lucero; Mary Anne Lucero; Paul Lucero, his wife Kristina and their two children Sean and Linnea; Janice Davies and her husband Chris; Joe Lucero; Julie Witkowsky, her husband Dan and their two children Elizabeth and Max. In addition, he leaves two sisters, Antonia Mares and Clorinda Lucero of New Mexico, and several nieces and nephews. Max was born in Chacon, New Mexico, served in the South Pacific during WWII, returned to the States and ultimately settled in California in 1951. He worked for McDonald Douglas for 25 years and TRW for 10 years prior to retiring in 1988. His greatest joy in life was his family. When he wasn't working you could find him at home with them. A devoted father and grandfather, Max enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. His quick wit and sense of humor endeared him to all. He will be greatly missed. ''Max was all about family. He was an all-time varsity nice guy. Everybody loved him. He was a man's man, a child's delight and his wife's dream.'' In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Saint John's Health Center's building fund in memory of Max Lucero. Checks should be made payable to: Saint John's Health Center Foundation 1328 Twenty Second Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
Aunt Virginia, Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. I will call you soon. Love Leasa
DEAR AUNT VIRGINA AND FAMILY WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES. AND OUR LOVE IS WITH YOU ALL.
VIRGINIA & FAMILY: OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL OF YOU. MAX WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL. HE WAS ALWAYS A FUN, LOVING MAN WHO WELCOMED EVERYONE WITH OPEN ARMS. LOVE ORLANDO & GAYLA
HeyMom, I am really going to miss dad. I will try not to be sad. I told Dad we would all get along and that we would all take care of you. I Love You! – julie
Senging you our deepest sympathies and our love to your and your family in this time of need. Love, Lonnie, Michelle, Jacob&Marissa