Lucas “Luke” Albert Leal, born on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2003, died on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the age of 18. Luke was an artist, a brilliant rock musician, a music lover, and an avid Beatles fan. He was versed in many genres of music, enjoyed making music with other artists most of all. He enjoyed having fun with his friends. Being a very humble and kind person he helped care for his 3 younger siblings with much love and compassion and he also looked up to his older brother. He loved his cat, Jeckle. Luke had an unusually high intelligence but what stood out most was his sense of humor. After graduating from Clark High School this year he decided to attend community college to study music business, and was looking forward to having a family of his own one day.
Luke was diagnosed with Leukemia on August 3: His blood cancer journey was arduous and lasted 6 weeks and 4 days, when he passed away unexpectedly due to complications of the Leukemia. He was extremely grateful for all the cancer organizations and individuals who supported him in his cancer journey that was supposed to last 2-3 years. Finally, Lucas was a descendent of the Canary Island settlers of San Antonio who were the original 16 families to settle in San Antonio.
Luke is preceded in death by his sister Maria Elena Leal (who died at birth January 2003) and paternal grandfather, Mr. Manuel Leal, Sr. Lucas is survived by his mother Dr. Christina Cardenas Wei (Raymond Wei), father Mr. Bernardo F. Leal (Lisa Gonzales); his siblings Austin Leal, Sean Wei, Michael Wei, Maeli Wei; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Albert and Virginia Cardenas of San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. Rafaela Leal of Laredo, Texas; and by numerous cousins, uncles, aunts, and dear beloved friends.
A GoFundMe is set up in Luke’s name to honor his life with a beautiful headstone that he will share with his sister and to assist with funeral costs. Donations can be made at https://gofund.me/1cb28aef
Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life on Saturday, October 1st at 10 AM at St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church followed by a graveside service at San Fernando Cemetery #2 and then a spirited memorial service at CentroMed on Commercial Avenue. The Family asks that everyone incorporate the color green into their wardrobe in memory of Luke, dark green was his favorite color.