Gerald Anthony Luciano

July 31, 1962 - March 15, 2015
Gerald Anthony Luciano

Gerald Anthony Luciano, 52, of Wilmington, NC passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 15, 2015.

Jerry was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Castle Hayne and was a Nuclear Engineer at General Electric Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing in Castle Hayne.

Jerry worked for Electric Boat in Saratoga Springs, NY from about 1985-1990. He worked in Health Physics and Radiation Protection group. This was at the Naval Nuclear Power training unit located in Ballston Spa, NY.

Jerry was hired into General Electric in 1995/1996 as a Project Manager in the Fuel Manufacturing Operations (FMO) in which his first assignment was restarting the incinerator. He had kept that running well for many years and performed greatly. Jerry then went on to hold various roles throughout Fuel Manufacturing Operations.

In 1991 he joined GE Nuclear Energy in King of Prussia, PA working for Field Services and for about 5 years did various work at Nine Mile, Fitzpatrick, Browns Ferry and was a Project Engineer on the decommissioning of Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant. He was on a team that transferred the fuel from Shoreham to Limerick Generating Station. This project was a huge success for GE and for both of the utilities involved, and was truly unique in our careers, and was something that was often talked about many years later.
While with Global Nuclear Fuels, Jerry led and helped steer the GNF2 program development to deliver the latest and most successful fuel bundle design currently in service.

Throughout Jerry’s career at General Electric he obtained a total of nine US patents and won countless awards for Exceptional Service & Innovation. He inspired others to be forward thinking, constructively challenged his peers & leaders, and always put the customer first. His remarkable career is a reflection of his hard work and dedication to the Nuclear Industry.
His most recent contributions included being a part of the team which supported a paper written about the GEH Simplified Stability Solution, or GS3, appearing in the January-February 2014 edition of the publication Nuclear Plant Journal.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Patricia Luciano; children, Anthony Luciano, Carrie Spine, and Christopher Spine; his mother Joyce Koonz and husband Andrew; brother, Edward Luciano, and two grandchildren, Mia and Stella. He was preceeded in death by his father, Gerald Anthony Luciano, Sr.

A memorial mass will be held 11 am Saturday March 21, 2015 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 4849 Castle Hayne Road, Castle Hayne, NC.

To honor Jerry’s memory please consider a memorial gift to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • March 19, 2015
    Deb Stauss says:
    Where do I begin? Your family has been our family. Jerry was such an amazing man in so many ways. You both were Always there for me. Our prayers and deepest sympathies are with all of you! He will be greatly missed!!! Love, Deb and Kevin

  • March 19, 2015
    Janice Black says:
    Tricia, I've just read Jerry's life story in the obit. What a remarkable fellow you married. Please know we are all thinking of you up here in NY. I have let my brothers Jim and Rob know of the loss of your beloved husband Jerry. 2nd Cousin Jan

  • March 19, 2015
    Kevin Theriault says:
    Trish, Anthony, Carrie & Chris. We are all saddened by your loss. But we will always remember the good times and the fun pool parties. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Kevin, Lisa, Avery and Sam Theriault

  • March 19, 2015
    Andy Lingenfelter says:
    Hi Patricia, Gerry Luciano was one of my most passionate New Product Introduction leaders while I was on the Nuclear team. We are praying Psalm 121 for you and your family as you celebrate his life and grieve his passing: Psalm 121 A song of ascents. 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Sincerely, Andy &

  • March 18, 2015
    David Grey Smith says:
    Words can never truly express one’s sorrow and our felling for a friend and/or a love one that are taken from us. Gerry’s death, though not fully unexpected, still comes as a bit of a shock for me. For three year did he struggle, but never did I know him to falter or give in to this disease. How could one ever forget his grin, a smile so big and so bright, so full of life was he, never shall he be forgotten? Gerry lives on even now, in the hearts and in the souls of all those that loved him and for through those who called him “Friend & Co-Inventor” alike. Rest in peace my friend, someday soon we will meet again and we will rejoice. David Grey Smith