May 3, 1975 ~ August 18, 2020

Born in: Kerala, India
Resided in: Santa Monica , CA

Luke Luke Kalarickal died unexpectedly in Santa Monica, California on August 17, 2020 at the age of 45.

Luke is survived by his parents, Cyriac and Alice of Kottayam, Kerala, INDIA; wife, Lenka; siblings, Philip, Hormis, John and Mary.

Luke was born on May 3, 1975 in Kerala, INDIA to Luke and Alice Kalarickal. He graduated from the University of North Carolina- Wilmington in 1999 with a degree in Communications. He has been with Lenka, the love of his life, since 2013. After moving to Los Angeles in 1999, Luke began working in the film industry with a focus on lighting and photography. During his career, he was highly regarded for his expertise and has been involved with many well-known television and film productions.

Luke was an accomplished photographer and many of us have seen great examples of his work. He was a generous and dedicated individual who loved family and who was passionate about changing the world. He was also an active and dedicated member of the St. Monica Parish in Santa Monica.

The family will receive friends on Friday August 28 from 9:00 AM until 10:00 EDT at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, and the Funeral service will follow at 10:00 am EDT, Friday, August 28, 2020 at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain, Ga 30086. Father Mathew Elayadathamadam will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Luke’s life. These services will be recorded and streamed live for those unable to attend at the following link;

Luke Kalarickal Funeral Service Live Stream from Essence of Life Video on Vimeo.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: St. Monica’s Catholic Church, 725 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403 or online at:


Visitation: August 28, 2020 9:00 am - August 28, 2020 10:00 am

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, 30083


Funeral Service: August 28, 2020 10:00 am - August 28, 2020 10:30 am

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, 30083


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  1. CandleImageOur deepest condolences to the Kalarickal family. Our prayers are with the entire family. From all of us in Chicago, Atlanta and New Jersey

  2. Deepest condolences

    George kareethara
    Rani Mathew Kalarickal
    Kareethara House

  3. My deepest condolences to Alice Aunty, Cyriac Chetan, Philip, Hormis, John,Mary and Lenka. May God give you consolation and may Luke enjoy everlasting peace and joy.

  4. We all fondly remember meeting dear Lukachen on his visits to Kerala. He was a favourite family member. We express our deep grief and sympathies to his loved ones on the sudden and untimely demise of Lukachen. May his soul be at peace with our heavenly father. Love and prayers from Ammayi and all Mannoopparambil family members.

  5. Our heartfelt condolences to Lenka, the parents Alice n Cyriac n rest of the family. Our prayers are with all of you in this time of grief . May all of you be given the strength to bear this great loss and the vacuum it will leave.
    On behalf of the Abrao Family

  6. Our hearts are with you all at this hard time of great loss .
    We will cherish his fond memories, though we have met Lukachan only a few times.
    In our mind , he lives on.
    May the Lord comfort you all and give you peace by his loving presence.
    May his dear soul rest in peace by the mercy of God.
    Prakash and santha

  7. Our hearts are with you all, at this hard time of great loss.
    We will forever cherish Lukachan’s fond memories , though we have met him only a few times.
    In our hearts, he lives on……
    May Lord Almighty comfort you all by His grace.
    May his soul by the mercy of God rest in peace
    Prakash and Santha

  8. A great friend taken far too soon. I miss him so much. I will forever cherish the many good times and adventures we shared. My condolences to all of his family.


    • CandleImageDearest Kalarickal Family,

      You raised a wonderful son.
      Luke was a mentor, friend and respected colleague.
      He was a good eater and always had the best food and restaurant recommendations.
      Luke will be remembered as a talented, kind and compassionate soul.

      Peace Be With You

  9. CandleImageDearest Kalarickal Family

    You raised a wonderful son.
    Luke was a mentor, friend and respected colleague.
    He was thirsty for knowledge, a good eater and always had the best food and restaurant recommendations.
    Luke will be remembered for his creative talent, strong work ethic and kind spirit.

    Peace Be With You

  10. CandleImageMay God’s continued peace give you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

    Love and Prayers,

    Mathew Family

  11. CandleImageMy condolences to the Kalarickal family for your beloved son, brother, and husband taken too soon!
    May you all find comfort and peace in the midst of your grief!

    Preetha, Nisha, and Sonali

  12. CandleImageIt was an honor to have known Luke.
    May he rest in peace.

    Blessings and peace to his wife and his entire family.

  13. Our deepest condolences to Cyriac ,Alice and family members. May our good Lord strengthen you and comfort you in His mighty hands. Rest is peace Luke

    Raju, Rosamma and family

  14. Our condolences and prayers 🙏🏻
    Dear Cyriac and Alice May God the almighty comfort you and be with you during this difficult time.
    May Luke’s soul Rest In Peace 🙏🏻

  15. CandleImageFond memories of Lukachan’s brief visits to Kerala. May dear Luke’s soul rest in peace. May the Lord Jesus comfort us all.

    Love n prayers,
    Animmaunty, Appachan uncle
    and kids

  16. My deepest condolences,
    I always enjoyed working with Luke. He always had a positive attitude and was kind and polite and respectful to everyone. He enjoyed his work and the brothers and sisters in our union.
    Matt Berger

  17. Our deepest condolences to Cyriac, Alice and rest of the family member. Our prayers are with you. May Jesus and our mother Mary give you strength. May the Risen Lord say Luke “thou shall be with me in paradise today”

  18. To all of Luke’s family, my wife and I give you our prayers and love.
    Luke was a member of our family too. He will always be a part of our family. Our hearts are breaking. I cannot imagine not seeing him walking towards our front door. He was cool, loving, open, giving and full of passion. It was life’s gift to have worked with him in the thick of it and to be able to call him our friend. We shall always love him and hold him in our hearts.
    God bless

  19. CandleImageDeepest condolences to Lenka, Alice aunty, Cyriac uncle, Philip, Hormis, John, Mary and rest of the family.

    Riya and Thomas Mathew Maniyanghat

  20. CandleImageMy Prayers & Tear Hearted condolence to the Kalarickal Family; Luke’s Light will be miss here! May he shine bright in his eternal life! God Bless

  21. Our heartfelt condolences at the sudden untimely demise of our dear Lukachen. We fondly cherish his memories close to our hearts, the occasions while he was on vacation with his relatives in Kerala. We have met him at a few family gatherings. He had a charming smile for each one of us. May his dear soul rest in peace. May Almighty God comfort and strengthen his dear Lenka, parents and siblings. Our sincere prayers are always with you all.
    Soma & Tom Neriamparambil and family

  22. CandleImageOur heart goes out to Alice chechi, Cyriac chetan, Lenka, and the whole family. Once the tears have dried up, what is left are the beautiful and happy memories you all shared with Luke. May you find comfort in those memories. Our prayers are with you and may Luke’s soul rest in peace.
    Babu and Jaya Elengickal and family.

  23. CandleImageI am shocked and devastated that my dear friend Luke is no more. I will never forget the many good times we shared, and he will live on in all our hearts. My deepest condolences to Aunty, Uncle, Philip, Hormis, Johnny, and Mary. I grieve with you. Thank you for sharing the touching service online, which has helped me to have closure despite my being so far away. –With love, Dinesh Rao

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