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Luca M. Viglione

d. May 12, 2018

Luca M. Viglione

Luca "Luke" M. Viglione, age 80, left the earthly world Saturday May 12, 2018, after a courageous 5-year battle with cancer. He was born March 16, 1938 in Erie, a son of the late Luca R. Viglione and Florence (Salvatore) Viglione.

Luca was a proud graduate of Strong Vincent High School, Class of 1956. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Kitzingen, Germany.

Between UPS, Lyons Transportation Lines (LTL) and Preston Trucking, he spent 32 years in the trucking industry, retiring from the Teamsters Local 397 in 1997.

Luca was an avid handball player, bowler, golfer and a huge Steeler & Yankee fan. He was a member of the National Club, Nuova Aurora Club and American Legion #773. He enjoyed volunteering at the St. Paul's Food Pantry every Tuesday during retirement.

He loved spending time with family and watching all of his children and grandchildren play sports as they grew up. Luca was proud of his Italian heritage and made a memorable trip to the homeland in 2015. He lived life to the fullest, had a gift for making people laugh and was known for saying, "Who has more fun than People!"

In addition to his parents was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years JoAnn (Perry) Viglione.

Luca is survived by the second Love-of-his-Life, Norma J. Strobel, with whom he shared 9 wonderful years, a sister Judy (Hank) Hokaj, his children Tony (Peggy) Viglione, Gina (Bud) Wendle and Nick (Stacey) Viglione; grandchildren Luca (Bre) and VJ, Alyssa (Mark) & Chelsea, Gabie and Gianni; great-grandchildren Grayson and Logan.

Friends are invited to call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, on Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. and may attend a service there on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Saint Paul Church, 1617 Walnut Street, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Food Pantry, 1617 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502.

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