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Clyde A. Luck, Jr., M.D., passed away on September 9, 2018. Dr. Luck was born on March 3, 2019, in Danville, Virginia.

After graduating from the College of Medicine in 1959, Dr. Luck completed his internship at Detroit Receiving Hospital, followed by his residency in General Surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and Detroit Receiving Hospital in Michigan. In Los Angeles, Dr. Luck completed a one year fellowship with the Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospital. In the summer of 1965, Dr. Luck returned to Detroit and engaged in a private practice. Not long after, the memories of the California sunshine and the apparent successes of his former classmates and best friend, Dr. John Greene and Dr. Edward Smith, beckoned him back to the Pacific Coast to a establish a practice with an open door policy. This naturally coupled well with his involvement in local humanitarian, philanthropic and professional organizations such as The Brotherhood Crusade, the one Hundred Black Men, the National Medical Association and the Drew Medical Society. Dr. Luck was also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Luck often stated that his Howard education served him well, affording him a rewarding experience for forty years. His private surgical practice in Los Angeles resulted in generations of families claiming him as their very own medical professional.

Retiring in 2007 gave Dr. Luck time to demonstrate his passion for every member of his vast family, immediate and extended alike. He found domestic and international travel enlightening. He and his wife Janet split their time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. In addition to his wife Janet, Dr. Luck will be missed by his daughter; Kelli Luck Slade and son-in-law Kenyatta; grandchildren Sadat, John, and Dale; brother Albert Luck and wife Merle; niece Dr. Lori Luck; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.

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