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1950 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
James R. Lecky of Falls Church, VA, died on August 3, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Barbara A. Mutz, sons Kenneth (Dolores) Lecky and Alexander Lecky, sister Alice (Gary) Burress, and brother Jeffrey (Donna) Lecky. Jim was born January 2, 1950, in Pittsburgh, PA, to James A. and Willa M. (Elicker) Lecky. After living in Ohio and Indiana, the family moved to Wheaton in 1963. Jim graduated from Franklin Middle School and Wheaton North High School (1968). Economist, historian, writer, and mentor, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University, earned master's degrees from The Ohio State and George Washington Universities, and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He served in the intelligence community for the Federal Government for 31 years and as a consultant for CENTRA Technology, Inc. for 8 years. He was very active at Knox Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder, teacher, and occasional preacher, and was a member of the People of Praise Community. Friends are invited to celebrate Jim's life at a visitation at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 W. Broad St., Falls Church, August 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be August 14 at 1 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 7416 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, followed by a brief graveside service at National Memorial Park, 7400 Lee Hwy., Falls Church, and a reception at Knox. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a gift to the ALS Assn. - DC/MD/VA Chapter at webdc.alsa.org or Knox Presbyterian Church.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Aug. 12, 2018
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