OBITUARY

John Joseph LUZ

June 1, 1948March 1, 2019

Luz, John Joseph; June 1, 1948 - March 1, 2019

John was born and raised in San Diego, Ca. At the early age of 16, John jumped at the chance to follow in the footsteps of the Portuguese before him and became a fisherman. After one trip to sea, he knew this was what he was supposed to do! In a short period of time, John did whatever it took to become the best fisherman possible. His incredible work ethic, along with his uncanny ability to repair the ship in times of need, had him working as an assistant engineer at first, and then as the engineer in a short period of time. John became a sought after and well-respected individual within the commercial fishing community. He made commercial fishing his career for over 30 years. Along with fishing, John was passionate about designing and building Harley Davidson motorcycles as well as classic cars from the ground up. He built a gorgeous 1930 Ford pick-up, and a stunning 1931 coup, which he continued to drive until his passing. John built several motorcycles not only for himself but for close friends as well. He enjoyed every part of it and will always be remembered for his talent and love for the ride. Those who were John’s friends considered it truly a pleasure. He was the easiest friend for someone to have. John told you how it was, but was willing to listen! He always had a story to make you laugh or gasp in awe, at the adventures that he encountered throughout his life. John enjoyed his life with loved ones, usually with his specialty homemade B&B in hand. He was a great friend, father, and papa to all. Preceded in passing by his parents John Thomas Luz and Mercedes (Azevedo) Luz both from Azore Island of Portugal and the love of his life and wife of 29 years Sharon Ann (Moore) Luz. In his passing, he leaves to mourn, his two daughters, Colleen Marie and Kimberly Ann, sister Virginia Romero, 7 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. The visitation will be held from 3 pm to 6 pm at Beardsley Mitchell Funeral Home, 1818 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. San Diego Small reception to follow at the family home.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

John Joseph LUZ

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CHRIS KOKEAS

March 18, 2019

THANK YOU JOHN FOR ALL YOUR GENEROSITY TOWARD EVERYONE INCLUDING MY FAMILY. I ALREADY MISS OUR DAILY CONVERSATIONS & DEEP FRIENDSHIP. YOU ARE TRULY MISSED BY ALL... MAY YOU REST IN PEACE OR PIECE (50/50 CHANCE).
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Marticella Luz

March 18, 2019

Dear Papa,

I am trying to get the strength to write this but no words can express how I feel and how much I will miss you.

Although I still can’t seem to wrap my head around the fact that you are gone,
I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for listening, making me laugh, understanding, and being my papa.

Thank you for showing me how to wink both eyes as a kid (thought that was the coolest thing ever), pick the best avocados, not to have cabin fever (for the longest time papa I didn’t know what that meant) and although I am still trying to live my dream I want you to know I will keep trying. You always told me to go for it and I still will. I hope I can still make you proud.

Nothing or no one can ever replace you. I will truly miss you and I want you to know that I love you.

I hope you are with grandma and you both are watching down on us....probably laughing at us right now but I know you are happy and at peace.

I love you papa and I will miss you so much.
See you later alligator.....

Love Always,
Marticella Luz

P.S. I haven’t forgotten about the models 😉

John Scott

March 18, 2019

Just a few memories spent with a great guy , late night card games ,Volleyball at the beach, building bikes together, long rides on summer days , The break downs , Too much B&B, Fishing in the bay, To always being there for my family. Truly one of a kind . John your already missed, but never forgotten love you brother.

Andy Blocker

March 9, 2019

Thank you John for sharing your life with us. You have left us with so many great memories. Our lives will never be the same. May you Rest In Peace.
Much love to you always, Bobby and Andy Blocker

Kimberly Manley

March 8, 2019

I have no words right now. Just tears. I'm so sad and empty without my dad. He was an amazing dad and papa. He definitely left his mark on this family and many many friends. I can't imagine life without him in it. He was truly my hero, time and time again. Love you dad. R.I.P.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY