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Benjamin Gonzales Luzano "Ben"

April 11, 1952 - March 30, 2014
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Chief Petty Officer (ret) Benjamin "Ben" Gonzales Luzano, 61 of Palm Coast, FL, passed away with his family by his side on March 30, 2014. He was born April 11, 1952 in Pangasinan, Philippines. Ben proudly served in the US Navy from 1972 until his retirement as ENC Engineman Chief Petty Officer in 1992. He then worked for Hobart Corporation as a hot-side technician from 1993 to 2009, where he was well respected and served as mentor and friend to many. Ben worked for the US Postal Service from 2009 to 2012 first as a mechanic and then as a mail carrier. He was a part of the TWC Services family as a service technician from 2012 to...
Chief Petty Officer (ret) Benjamin "Ben" Gonzales Luzano, 61 of Palm Coast, FL, passed away with his family by his side on March 30, 2014. He was born April 11, 1952 in Pangasinan, Philippines. Ben proudly served in the US Navy from 1972 until his retirement as ENC Engineman Chief Petty Officer in 1992. He then worked for Hobart Corporation as a hot-side technician from 1993 to 2009, where he was well respected and served as mentor and friend to many. Ben worked for the US Postal Service from 2009 to 2012 first as a mechanic and then as a mail carrier. He was a part of the TWC Services family as a service technician from 2012 to present.

Ben was respected and admired by his former and current co-workers and friends. Many of them traveled from far away to see him during the last week of his life. He was an avid runner and won many medals for 5Ks, 10Ks, and marathons. Ben was a good-hearted man who would go out of his way to help anyone who needed it. He would accept any challenge you threw at him and would always cheer you up when he walked in a room and you spoke with him. Ben and Patti enjoyed Karaoke at the Moose Lodge of Palm Coast FL Chapter 2240 and traveling to visit their children at their many duty stations at home and abroad. When not traveling or working, he enjoyed "tinkering" on many different projects around the house. Ben was a jack of all trades and master of many.

He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years Patti, and their 6 children between them, Dennis (Janelle) of Spangdahlem, Germany; Joseph (Nikki) (their son Jayden) of Naples, Italy; Brian (Pia) of San Diego, California; Christopher of Palm Coast, Florida; Kimberly (Alvin) of Redondo Beach, California; and Michael of Camp Pendleton, California. Ben is also survived by his father Avelino of Manila, Philippines; his brothers Abelardo (Tita) of Manila, Philippines; Conrado (Liza) of San Diego, California; his sister Laura (Andres) of Randolph, Massachusetts and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Concepcion.

A memorial service will be held 7:30pm, Friday, April 4 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.
Inurnment will follow with full military honors at 11:30am Wednesday, April 9 at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32218.
Flowers are appreciated, but donations may be made in Ben's honor to any military veterans' organization of your choice.

Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach 904-249-2374

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"It is hard to comprehend a world without Ben's smile in it! Him & I were hire by the USPS together and work tour 1 together for a while! While attending one..." Adolfo Garcia (Salt Lake City, UT)

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