Dr. Ignacio Luna

October 28, 2022

10/28/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Friday November 04, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Friday November 04, 2022
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Additional Information:

Vigil service – 7 pm

Funeral Service
Saturday November 05, 2022
10:00 am
St, Michael Catholic Church
National Road
Wheeling, WV 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday November 05, 2022
11:00 am
Riverview Cemetery
Moundsville, WV
Directions

Dr. Ignacio Hoelzl Luna passed away in Wheeling, WV, on Friday, Oct. 28. He was born in Tago, Surigao, Philippines, the eldest child of Concepcion Alcazar Hoelzl and Ignacio Albay Luna. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Maria Immaculada, and brother TonyValFrank. He leaves his wife Nancy and son Michael, brother Fredrick (Nina), brother-in-law John (Charlene), nephews and nieces Frederich, Eve Angelique, Jo-An, Jason, Beth Ann; great-nieces and -nephews Evanne, Sophia, Mimi, Amelia, Kalee, Christopher, Amos, Nina, Caroline, Ethan, Will, Tyler, and several other relatives in this country and the Philippines.

He is a 1964 alumnus of the University of Santo Tomas School of Medicine, Manila, Philippines, was recruited by South Chicago Community Hospital, then transferred to St Elizabeth Hospital, Chicago, then to St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio, for surgical internship and residencies. His urology residency was at Charleston Memorial Hospital in Charleston, WV. Reynolds Memorial Hospital staff in Glen Dale were pleased at his choice of this area for urology practice, which lasted forty-two years. The practice expanded to Martins Ferry, OH, and hospitals in Wheeling. He also served in various terms as officer of the medical staffs.

Dr. Luna loved being here, as it reminded him of the mountains and rivers of his homeland, and people in the community were welcoming and friendly. With many other Filipino families here, he enjoyed their shared culture and friendship. He was a parishioner of St Jude, a member of the Rotary Club of Moundsville, Marshall and Ohio County Medical Societies.

Interests and service were expanded to many organizations: American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, WV and National Urological Societies, Association of Philippine Practicing Physicians in America, Bisaya Medical Association, Tri-State Fil-Am Association of the Ohio Valley.

Two of his favorite pastimes were flying and martial arts. He obtained his private pilot license in 1972. He became a practitioner of Poekoelan Chuan Fa Pendjak Silat system, rising to the dragon level.

Visitation will be from 1-3pm and 4:30-7pm on Friday, November 4, at Altmeyer Funeral Home Elm Grove, 154 Kruger St.. Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, November 5, 10 am, at St. Michael Church, 1201 National Rd. Interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

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Marylon Rahbar
2 months ago

Those who knew him loved his wit and caring ways. He cared for his patients like his family.
May he Rest In Peace
Love and condolences to Nancy,
Michael and family.

Timothy Zifzal
2 months ago

Dr Luna, May you rest in the eternal peace you most deserve. Our deepest sympathy to Mrs Luna and Mike and our thoughts and prayers are with you today, tomorrow and always. May you be assured Dr Luna is again healthy, happy and in the hands of the good Lord. We thank him for his friendship and love and the privilege of knowing this wonderful, gifted and loving man.. Love Tim and Kim Zifzal

Dale & Irene Louda
2 months ago

Dear Nancy and family, so very sorry for your loss. Dr. Luna was a very special man. He always had a smile, a cute joke, and very warm greetings every day we saw him at work. He played a very important role with the staff at the hospitals. You both supported East Ohio in many ways. Always there with a smile and active participation. Dale and I will remember the vibrant, active bright doctor/ man he always was. He left a positive mark on us all. Our prayers are with you. Dale & Irene Louda

Dr. Jesus Maysonet and family
2 months ago

Dear Nancy, Michael and family we wish you peace and comfort as you grieve the loss of Juno. Please know that he will forever live on in all our memories . Our deepest and prayerful sympathies .

Rev John S Ledford
2 months ago

A fine Christian gentleman who cared about people. May he rest in peace. Be assured of my prayerful sympathy at this time.

Dexter Workman
2 months ago

My condolences to his family and friends. He was my doctor in 1973 I found him to be a great doctor and a very nice person. Prayers to all

Carole Neiberg
2 months ago

My deepest sympathy to the family. He was a blessing to us all.

Peggy Welsh
2 months ago

My heartfelt condolences to Jun’s family. May you find comfort in all the good memories you shared.