Albert P. Santa Luca

Albert P. Santa Luca

June 11, 1949-June 26, 2023

Albert devoted his life to the Art of Learning. He attended Creighton Prep, St. Louis University, and Harvard University, all on scholarship. He taught Anatomy at Harvard University and Southwest Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Later in life he switched careers and became a Finance Manager at Wells Fargo Bank.

Al was a gentle soul who loved cats, books and learning new things. He built a computer and a car just for fun.

Everyone who knew him said he was such a gentleman.

We would like to thank Fountainview Retirement Home, who welcomed him in 2019 and cared for him until his passing on June 26, 2023. His final years were happy ones with new friends and wonderful caregivers.

We wish him peace.

His loving sisters,

Susan and Cathie.

FAMLY RECEIVES FRIENDS: Friday, June 30, 2023, 12 noon to 1pm, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday June 30, 2023, 1pm at the West Center Chapel. 7805 West Center Road. INTERMENT: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to and click the “view livecast” button.


  • Steven D Zimmerman Posted November 7, 2023 7:34 am

    I met Al in Fort Worth, Texas during the 1980s. He was a customer of mine at Winfield’s ’08 and later at the Caravan of Dreams. He was one of the most brilliant and engaged persons I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and learning from.

    His infectious personality and whit were always a pleasure at my bar, and later as a friend. While our paths diverged I often thought of him and recently came across this obituary, realizing that he had passed. My condolences to his friends and family. For me, he will be remembered as a gentleman and a true Renaissance Man. The world is a lesser place without him.

  • Erik Davidson Posted February 3, 2024 12:55 pm

    Sorry for this late submission . . . I just recently received news of Al’s passing.

    I knew Al from his time at Wells Fargo. Had the pleasure of traveling with him several times for presentations, etc.

    Yes, Al was brilliant, multitalented, and gentle. Remembering him brings smiles and a few chuckles from our times together. He left a beautiful mark in this world.

    May God hold Al tightly and bless all who mourn his absence from this earthly life.

  • Chris Stringer Posted March 19, 2024 12:10 pm

    I’m sorry for this very late submission and my sincere condolences to Albert’s family on his passing. I knew him way back in his Harvard days and he visited me at the Natural History Museum in London. He was an original thinker and I had no idea about his later career away from palaeontology! I’m very sorry to have lost touch with him and wish I had been better at keeping in contact…

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