Jose Duton Lastica, 80, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Born on April 21, 1942, in Cauayan, Isabela (Philippines), Jose was the eldest of seven children of (the late) Geronima Lastica (Duton) and Pedro Lastica.
Jose left the Philippines to come to the United States after joining the U.S. Navy in 1965. After retiring from the Navy and his later work, he enjoyed fishing, mahjong, bowling, and service to his church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Filipino community. Anyone who knew him knew that when Jose was supposed to be somewhere at 9 AM, he’d show up at 7. He loved any occasion to gather friends and family at his and Susan’s home, and often told Susan after inviting everyone else.
Jose is preceded in death by his parents Pedro and Geronima Lastica. Jose is survived by his wife Susana Lastica and daughter Joelle Lastica Hlava (husband Adam Hlava).
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation, 869 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek, South Carolina.
The funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 28, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 510 Saint James Avenue in Goose Creek, South Carolina. He will be interred at a later date at the Columbarium at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at mcalister-smith.com/.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation, 869 St James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445, (843) 553-1511.