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John J. Lucas

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John J. Lucas, age 72 of Conneaut, died Monday, April 25, 2011 at his home after a 16 month battle with cancer with his family at his side. John was born in Conneaut on December 11, 1938 the son of Raymond and Irene (Perkoski) Lucas. He was a 1957 graduate of Conneaut High School. John joined the Conneaut Fire Department in 1962 and retired from there as a Lieutenant in 1989. He also worked at the same time for the Conneaut Leather Company as a press operator. Following his retirement he worked part time for Deck Vending Services. John enjoyed woodworking, building things. He loved his1965 Corvair Convertible and taking it around to various car shows. He loved sitting outside at his house and watching nature in his backyard. John especially loved being a Fireman and spending time with his friends and family. John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Sharon "Sherrie" (Kraft) Lucas, whom he married August 6, 1983; three sons, John and Michelle Lucas of Sharpsville, Pa., James and Christine Lucas of Geneva, Jeffery and Donna Lucas of Conneaut; a daughter, Julie Lucas; a brother, Paul Lucas of Conneaut; and a sister, Beverly Ellingson of Conneaut; twelve grandchildren, Jeramie, Sheila, Samantha, Josh, John, Page, Melissa, Julie, James, Jacob, Stephanie and Scott; and six great-grandchildren, Zayna, Nayla, Skylar, Anthani, Matthew and Jaxson. Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. at City Cemetery, Route 20, Conneaut. Memorial contributions may be made to John's family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. View the obituary and sign the guestbook at www.raisianfuneralhome.com

Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 27, 2011
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