James "Jimmy" Luciano

06/10/1933 - 08/12/2021


Obituary For James "Jimmy" Luciano

James “Jimmy” Luciano
June 10, 1933-Aug. 12, 2021

James “Jimmy” Luciano, 88, Altoona, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Thursday at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born in Altoona the son of the late Mary DeAntonio Wilt. James married Rita Ciambotti on Oct. 4, 1958 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Altoona. She preceded him in death on Aug. 24, 2019.
Jimmy is survived by a son, Michael (Shelly) Luciano; two daughters: Linda Drabic and Lori Luciano-Pollard all of Altoona; six grandchildren: Lisa, Jennifer, Taylor, Andrea, Jimmy and Heather; three great-grandchildren: Mason, Charlotte and Sophia; two sisters-in-law, Marian Fultz and Gloria Ciambotti both of Altoona.
Jimmy was a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He drove for Lafferty Trucking. Jimmy retired as Supervisor of Maintenance at St. Therese School where he coached girls’ and boys’ basketball for several years. In 2006, he was awarded the Prince Gallitzin Cross.
He was a member of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church. Jimmy enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren playing sports and taking drives to the Amish farms, singing and watching his favorite TV shows.
Friends will be received from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, August 16, 2021, at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, Altoona, Fr. D. Timothy Grimme, celebrant. Committal will be held at Calvary Cemetery, where military honors will be provided by the Blair County Honor Guard.
The family requests that donations be made in Jimmy’s memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 OR online:, you may also choose: The ARC of Blair County, 431 Jackson Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602 OR online:
Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • Mike, Our condolences for the loss of your dad. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Mike and Kelly Hoover

  • Praying for Jimmy's family. I know Rita will be so happy they are together again. I will miss my visits when I visit Altoona. God bless. Louise Lund

  • Our deepest sympathy to Mike and all the Luciano family! May God grant you peace and comfort.

  • To the Luciano family, I offer my sincerest sympathy for your loss. I have many fond memories of Jimmy during the years I taught at St. therese school. He was a special person. I will miss him and seeing him in church. Paula Kensinger

  • Sympathy to Linda, Lori and Mike and their families. We had some great times when you lived on 4th Street. Your parents were both amazing role models and made all of us kids feel like family. With sympathy , love and prayers. Becky Geis Winkler

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Funeral Directors

Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

David J. Mason