William "Fred" Frederick Luschei

March 25, 1951 to January 16, 2018

William Frederick Luschei, “Fred” was born on Easter Sunday, at Mercy Hospital on March 25,1951 to Fred and Amalia Luschei.   He attended  Holy Spirit Catholic School, Webster Elementary, Horace Mann Middle School, graduating from Crawford High School in 1969.  He attended Mesa College part time following graduation as well as San Diego State University.

Since his dad was a tuna fisherman, Fred went out fishing with his dad early after high school graduation before discovering that he would do better on land.  He worked for Sears, prior to  working at Dunn Edwards Paint company on University Avenue during the mid 1970’s and early 80’s. In the  60’s and 70’s he was part of a College Center Covenant Church high school/College group where he made life long friends.  All the while, he travelled to Costa Rica, where his mother was from to visit family.

In 1979, Fred started to attend College Ave. Baptist church where he was part of the leadership of the Singles group led by Chuck Shores.  Unbeknownst to him, a young lady visited once that year and came back in June of 1980 to attend regularly.  He met Pam, dated in Dec. 1980, got engaged in Feb. 1981, and married in June of that year.

During their early married years, Fred worked as an EMT for Hartson’s Ambulance, and as a dispatcher at Diamond Concrete. In 1989, Fred began working for East County Materials , HG Fenton, Hanson Aggregates as a concrete mixer driver.  Overall, he was a professional driver for 24 years.  He was proud to tell people that he poured the concrete for the 52 freeway and even poured the foundation for Skyline Church.   In 1993, Fred went back to college to finish his bachelor’s degree and graduated in 1995 from Christian Heritage College, now known as San Diego Christian College.

Fred attended Skyline Church for over 30 years where he was involved in the Prayer/Intercession Team for over 18 years.  Another ministry that was near and dear to his heart was serving on the Missions Committee for the past 8 years….He began going to Costa Rica in 2003 and then continued going for 8 more trips.

In addition, for the past 4 years, Fred served on the ministry team at the Healing rooms in El Cajon, where he weekly served and prayed for people. For the past 2 years he volunteered weekly at Casa de Oro Elementary School where he helped children in the Everyone a Reader program.

Fred had a variety of interests and hobbies.  He loved hunting with friends, both deer and birds (dove and pheasant).  He loved tending his garden, and growing vegetables and fruit.  Seven years ago, Kenny and Fred built a homemade pizza oven in the backyard, where Fred made pizza for family and friends.  He made the dough from scratch and loved having people over to enjoy the experience.  In addition, he loved to bake bread and cinnamon rolls.  Fred also loved getting his passport stamped. He and Pam travelled to Germany, Costa Rica, Israel, Australia, Italy, and throughout the states as well.  Fred was a Prayer Warrior for many with a humble and tender heart for God and his family and friends.  He was able to spend his last days in Costa Rica, a place he loved.

Fred is survived by his wife of 36 years, Pam, a daughter Alicia and son Kenny.  In addition, he is survived by his brother, Jimmy Luschei and sister, Molly Luschei Conaughton, and cousins, Jayne Bowman, Vernon Bowman and Glenn Bowman.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to go to Skyline Church Missions/Costa Rica.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, January 28 at 2:00 pm at Skyline Church in the auditorium.

Celebration of Life

  • Date: January 28, 2018
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Skyline Church
  • Address: 11330 Campo Road La Mesa CA
  • Directions: Skyline Church

Pam and kids, What a great person Fred was, such a big heart. So privileged to know him. Such a great loss—you all are so in our thoughts and prayers. With so much love for you, Keith and Sheri

Sheri Keyeski on February 08, 2018

Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of Fred. We pray that God Almighty (Psalm 83:18) grants you peace during this difficult time.

Carter Family on January 31, 2018

You have my sympathy for your loss. I think of the Luschei family every time i pass by the ridgeview dr. house! yes i still hold down the family fort! (my son bought the house) Love & prayers to you and your family, rosemary dobbs

rosemary dobbs on January 26, 2018

I am so sad to hear of Fred’s passing. My condolences and prayers of comfort and peace to your family. I knew Fred from our days at Crawford High School and Skyline Church. I will always remember His smile. He was such a humble servant of God. Congratulations on your graduation, Fred.

Don Rogers on January 26, 2018

How fitting that Fred was born on Easter Sunday. His tender heart and faith shone strongly for all to see. I knew him through Skyline but got to know him even better at Casa de Oro Elementary School. It was a joy to watch him with the students. They adored him and will greatly miss him. He was a gentle giant with a heart of gold. I will miss him and hold you up in prayers for such a great loss.

Julie Lambert on January 26, 2018

Pam, Alicia and Kenny. I’m very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Fred was truly a good soul, friend and neighbor. He will be greatly missed by all who he has touched in life. God bless you all. Mike

Michael Goode on January 26, 2018

Pam, Kenny, and Alicia: What a beautiful tribute to Fred. We fondly remember his graciousness in inviting us for pizza from his newly built pizza oven. Our prayers and love to you all.

Bill & Mary Beth Difley on January 24, 2018

So sad to hear of Freds passing. Great reading about his life. Such fond memories of him at College Center Covenant Church during the youth group. He will always have a special place in my heart. Much Love to all the family and Gods blessings to carry on without this beloved man of God.

Julie (Tyler) Jones on January 24, 2018

Love and blessings to the Luschei family. Fred was one of my dearest friends for about 45 years. His good heart and love for the Lord blessed and inspired me.

Albert Meeh on January 24, 2018

So sorry for the loss of dearest Fred, here on earth, but, so thrilled for heaven's gain! Such a special Christ-centered man! Love picturing him with Jesus, face to face! We loved him and all of the Luschei Family! Praying for you, dearest Pam & all ... Love, Miriam Aftreth Keesey

Miriam Aftreth Keesey on January 24, 2018

Pam, Alicia and Kenny, Our favorite memories of Uncle Fred were when we were camping at Yosemite! What a great time! Fred’s enthusiasm for life was unmistakable. He cherished his family and his Lord. We can’t believe he’s gone. We are sending our thoughts and prayers today and always❤️

Edan T Luschei on January 24, 2018

Pam, we remember our early days together at College Ave Church as newlyweds and the many years of serving together in ministry at Skyline with such fond memories. Fred was always the most caring and welcoming friend every time we talked with him. He will be so missed by all of us. Our prayers are with you and your kids for Gods deepest comfort and peace.

Jan and Bob Hughes on January 24, 2018

Pam, I am so saddened by Fred's passing. We know that he is in a better place. Please pray that we all shall be reunited. Love, Wannetta

Wannetta Maxwell on January 24, 2018

Dear Pam, Alicia and Kenny, Sending condolences, love and hugs. Fred was such a great guy and will be greatly missed. Love ya, Shirley

Shirley Musick on January 24, 2018

Fred was a great man. Very kind and loved his family and Bear. I am so proud to have had him in my life. He was very kind and caring to Dennis. I will truly miss him.

Jayne Bowman on January 24, 2018