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Alvy J. Lucas


1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Alvy J. Lucas Obituary
ARKPORT - Alvy J. Lucas, 89, of 8264 Route 961F, Arkport, died Tuesday morning (April 29, 2014) at Hornell Gardens, following a brief illness.

Born in Olean, on Dec. 3, 1924, he was the son of Alvy and Minnie (Hoffmire) Lucas.

Alvy grew up in Olean where he attended Olean High School. During World War II, Alvy left high school to join the U.S. Navy. He served his country from 1942–1946 during the Pacific Theater of Operations as a photographer, pharmacist's mate, hospital apprentice and surgical technician.

During his adult life, Alvy resided in many locations, including Philadelphia, Buffalo, Rochester, Arkport, Wayland, DeRuyter and Virginia, returning to the Arkport area about a year ago. He had been employed for many years as a sheet metal worker for Local #46 in Rochester on numerous jobs.

He was a lifelong member of the American Legion with memberships in Honeoye, DeRuyter, Truxton and Wayland, where he served as commander. Alvy also served as commander for the 6th District of New York state. He was a former member of the Hornell Eagles Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

Simply put, Alvy had a passion for politics. He served as assessor for the town of South Dansville and also the village of Wayland. He could "talk politics" with just about anybody and discuss any topic, including upcoming elections, with a deep knowledge and heart-felt conviction. In the 1970s, Alvy was instrumental in the formation of the Concerned Citizen's Party of South Dansville.

Alvy was married on Nov. 3, 1946, to the former Mary Chase, who died in 2001. He was also preceded in death by his son, Allan Lucas, who died in 2013; his granddaughter, Shauna Lucas; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are one son, Charles (Carol) Lucas of Jasper; one daughter, Mary Ellen (Jason) Davis of Lyndhurst, Va.; one sister, Barbara Dunlap of Omaha, Neb.; one brother, Richard Lucas of Bloomfield, NY; his daughter-in-law, Sally Lucas of Corning; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family of Alvy J. Lucas will receive friends on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell. A memorial service with full military honors will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 p.m., with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Final interment will be in Fremont Cemetery.

Alvy's family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the , 16 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

A special thank you from Alvy's family to all of the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Hornell Gardens for making his final days comfortable. Your dedication and professionalism are indeed greatly appreciated.

In recognition of Alvy's service to his country, the American flag at the Dagon Funeral Home will be flown at half-staff.

To leave an online condolence or print a memorial form, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on May 1, 2014
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