LUCAS JOHN R.|
Age 64, of Apollo, passed away at his home on Monday, May 19, 2014. Beloved Husband of Sherri (Stumpf) Lucas for 25 years; loving father of Chelsea R. Lucas, Tammy Blodgett, and Terri Lucas; brother of Paula Lucas, Peter (Sharon) Lucas, Paul (Evelyn "Evie") Lucas, Joe Lucas, and Rose (Steve) Saller; son-in-law of Clifford Stumpf and the late Wilma Stumpf; he is also survived by two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He served in the Marines for four years serving one tour in Vietnam. After serving in the Marines, he had 17 years of active duty with the Army, retiring as First Sergeant. His decorations within his service to our country include: Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Civil Action Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (awarded four times), Army Commendation Medal (awarded six times), Army Good Conduct Medal (awarded six times), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (awarded two times), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Development Ribbon (awarded three times), Overseas Service Ribbon (awarded three times), Army Service Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Expert Qualification Badge M-16 rifle, and Expert Qualification Badge .45 Caliber Pistol. After his retirement from the Armed Forces, he had 18 years of service as an electronic technician for the US Postal Service. He enjoyed electronics and the challenge it gave to him. John attended Riverside Community Church in Oakmont. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a service with military honors at Greenwood Memorial Park Chapel, 104 Melwood Rd., New Kensington, PA 15068 on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in his name to Riverside Community Church, 401 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139 or Military Connections, 312 Auburn St., Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET - TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., Oakmont.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 21, 2014