Obituary for Father Luis Anthony Lacson

Fr. Luis Anthony Lacson

Father Luis Anthony Lacson died June 24, 2022, in Oak Hill, W.Va., at the age of 74. He was born on June 13, 1948, in Iloilo City, Philippines, to Eduardo and Fanny (Ledesma). He was preceded in death by his parents.

He attended /Ateneo/de Manila University in/Quezon/City, Philippines, from 1967-1971, and Cardinal Stritch University/in Milwaukee, Wis., from 1984 to 1986. He also attended Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis., from 1983 to 1986, and the Pontifical Urban University in Rome from 1987 to 1993. He received a Master of Divinity and doctorate in canon law.

Father Lacson was ordained to the priesthood Dec. 21, 1986, in Bacolod, Philippines, for the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia. He was appointed to St. Joseph Cathedral in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 1997 to 1999; St. Mary’s in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 1999 to 2002; and Sacred Heart in Bahrain.

Father Lacson came to the United States in 2002 to serve at/Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He went on to serve at St. Bernard Parish in Levitttown N.Y.; Our Lady of the Valley in Napa, Calif.; and Siena Hospital in Las Vegas.

In the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Father Lacson was chaplain of Wheeling Hospital from 2013 to 2015. He was then appointed administrator of St. Peter Parish in Welch, Sacred Heart Parish in Powhatan, Our Lady of Victory Parish in Gary, and Christ the King Parish in War (all in West Virginia) in 2015. He was appointed pastor of these parishes on July 13, 2016, and served there until June 19, 2019, when he was appointed assistant priest in residence in
Harrisville, W.Va., serving the Parish of St. John’s in St. Marys, W.Va., and Christ Our Hope Mission in Harrisville. In 2020 he was appointed administrator of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Oak Hill.

Father Lacson became a U.S. citizen in 2005. He was a member of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and served 10 years as a hospital chaplain.

Visitation will be Monday, June 27, from noon to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Visitation on Tuesday, June 28, will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Oak Hill. The funeral is at 11 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Oak Hill, with Most Rev. Mark E. Brennan presiding.

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Arrangements were made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.


Natasha Mucho-Seay
Natasha Mucho-Seay has worked at SSPP for twenty-six years as a teacher and now as a principal.
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Kristy Humphrey
School Secretary


Mrs. Gemma White
Kindergarten Teacher
Gemma White has been teaching for twenty-eight years. Her passion for teaching and the energy she exudes is evident in her classroom. Gemma holds a B.S. Elementary Education from Mater Dei College in the Philippines. She holds a WV K-6 certificate.
Mrs. Claudia Kania
PK Teacher
Claudia Kania has been teaching preschool for five years. She loves working with her three and four-year-olds and incorporates Montessori activities into her curriculum. Claudia has a B.A. degree from Concord University and a Montessori Early Childhood Teaching Diploma from NAMC for children ages two through six.
Ms. Mary Lanham
1st & 2nd Grade Teacher
Mary Lanham has been teaching for four years at SSPP. She has a B.S. in Leadership and Management Development and a M.S. of Strategic Leadership from MSU. She also received her teaching certificate from WJU in Science grades five- adult.
Ms. Belinda Clackler
3rd & 4th Grade Teacher
Belinda holds a B.S. in Health Care Administration and is an experienced long-term substitute teacher.


Cathy Broughman
Music, PE, and Art Teacher
Hollie Dawson
Michael LaRocco
Custodial Staff
Diana Light
Aide, First and Second Religion Teacher and Spanish Teacher
Sandra Pawlus
Aide and After School Care
Mrs. Lori Treadway
Pre School Aide and Early Morning Care

Advisory Board

Chris Kilany
Jessica (Jessie) Swank
Mike Lively
Elizabeth Campbell
Tom Booth
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