Don D. Lucas

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DON D. LUCAS GRIFFITH, IN

Don D. Lucas, age 74, of Griffith, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at his residence. He is survived by sisters: Vera (Jerry) Baldauf of Merrillville, Elizabeth "Toots" Pruitt of Hobart, and Genevieve (Dean) Conley of Rensselaer; stepdaughter, Beth (Mario) Valtierra of Lowell; nephew and caregiver, Lance (Nancy) Lucas; numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Delores "Doty"; parents: Ignatz and Rose Lucas; brothers: Leo, John, and Paul; and sisters: Julia, Catherine, Helen, and Eva. Don's fun loving nature brought smiles to friends and family when they were in his presence. He loved to socialize and visit everyone. Don held "Court" with friends at the American Legion in Gary, played cards, and tended bar there as well. He loved to gamble and bet on the ponies with his nephew, Lance, all the time. Don leaves behind his loving and faithful dog, Ginger, who will miss him very much. His generous and outgoing spirit will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Calumet Area Hospice. Visitation will be Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland Street, Merrillville, IN. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 12:00 noon with Rev. Michael Evanick officiating. A Legion service will also be held. A luncheon will be held at the Patio Restaurant in honor of Don.
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Published in The Times on Apr. 20, 2013
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