Obituary of Guy Luciano
Guy J. Luciano Of Vestal Guy J. Luciano, of Vestal, died peacefully on August 25, 2007, at Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, with his family and caring staff at his side. Guy was predeceased by his daughter, Julie on February 27, 2003; and his son, Daniel on August 20, 2006. He also was predeceased by his parents, Rafaella and Donato; his brothers, William and James; his sister, Minnie; sisters-in-law, Rosemary and Mary Luciano; and brothers-in-law, James and Robert Daly. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret; his daughters, Catherine and Joseph Harasta, Mesquite, Texas, Elizabeth and Kevin Russell, the Woodlands, Texas; Constance and Scott (Charlie) Bryceland, Albuquerque, New Mexico; his sons, Robert and Radica, Atlanta, Georgia and Charles Luciano and Thomas Luciano, Vestal; and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Luciano, Castleton, NY. Guy also is survived by six grandchildren, Lindsey and Valerie Harasta, Mesquite, Rekha Luciano, Atlanta, Stephanie Ferro and Lisa Russell, the Woodlands, Michael Ferro, US Navy, Norfolk, Va.; and two stepgrandsons, Michael and Steven Russell. He is also survived by his brother, Tony, Glens Falls, NY; brother-in-law, John Daly and Marie, Peru, NY; sisters-in-law, Patricia Daly, South Glens Falls, and Gertrude Daly, Hudson Falls; and many nieces and nephews. Guy graduated from Hudson Falls High School where he excelled in all sports. He served in the Army Air Force in 1942 and received a medical discharge in 1944. He played basketball at Syracuse University, Holy Cross and Siena College, from which he received his B.S. Degree in Accounting and Economics. Guy married Margaret Daly on August 18, 1951. He was employed by Scott Paper Company until 1957 when he moved to Vestal from upstate New York. His successful career in the insurance industry began when he joined New York Life Insurance Company and became a longtime member of the prestigious Million Dollar Roundtable. He retired from the industry in 1997. Guy was a community activist and volunteer on many fronts. He coached Little League Baseball, Babe Ruth Teams and youth basketball. He served on the Board of Directors of the former Binghamton Triplets Baseball Team. He was equally active in politics, running for local and state offices on the Democratic ticket and serving as a committee person and fundraiser. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Vestal and the Disabled American Veterans. The family wishes to thank Guys surgeon, Dr. Anderson, the entire staff at Susquehanna, especially his second floor family, Jackie, Philip, Jackie #2, Maribell, Sherry, Kim and the others who made his stay so pleasant. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to an animal shelter or an animal rescue organization. Arrangements are by Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home, Inc, 765 Main St., Vestal, NY.