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Marthelly Luc

November 22, 1933 ~ February 18, 2019 (age 85)

Marthelly        

Luc,

 Sr. passed away on February

18, 2019 at the age of 85.  After a long battle

with Alzheimer's disease, he died peacefully

at home surrounded by his family.   

Marthelly was born and raised in Port-au-

Prince, Haiti.   After earning a degree in

accounting, he worked in the import and

export department of a customs house.  He

married the love of his life, Louisanne, in

1962.  He emigrated to the United States one

year later where he began his family.

Marthelly worked as a carpenter (until he

fell off a scaffolding and decided that wasn't

for him), an insurance salesman, realtor and

auto worker.  While working these jobs, he

also did taxes for community members. He

then   opened   Luc's   Variety   Shoppe   and

eventually, Luc's Liquors which he owned

for 25 years.

When   he   wasn't   working,   he   enjoyed

spending time with his family, watching

sports, playing cards and dominoes.  He also

enjoyed dancing and listening to music.  His

true passion was traveling with family and

friends   to   the   Caribbean,   Europe,   the

Mediterranean   and   South   America.   The

highlight of his travels was his trip to Rome

to see Pope Benedict VI.

He was preceded in death by his mother and

brother, Francesca and Fritz Luc.  He leaves

behind   his   loving   wife   of   56   years,

Louisanne, along with four children; Jean-

Bernard Luc, Marjorie Cobb, Marthelly Luc

Jr. and Michele Luc as well as his son-in-

law, Vernon Cobb Sr. and daughter-in-law,

Dawn Luc. He will be fondly remembered

by his sister, Frida Austin, his grandchildren,

Courtney Luc, Lawrence Luc, Tinia Luc,

Vernon Cobb Jr., Mario Sturgis and great

grandchildren,   Jamari   Sturgis   and   Jada

Sturgis. His god-daughter, Gina Gratia; his

dear brothers and sisters-in-law, countless

nieces, nephews and cousins also are left to

mourn his passing. Visiting Friday March 1st 4:00- 7:00 pm at the Krowicki McCracken Funeral Home in Linden, 2124 East Saint George Ave.. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday March 2nd , 2019. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Joseph Carpenter Church at 10:00 am, followed by interment at Rosedale Cemetery.  

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