John G. Lucas, 98, of Lehigh Acres, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. He was born in 1915 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of John and Florence Lucas.
He spent his early life in Pittsburgh and Lock Haven, Pa.
He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in electrical engineering and had a long and successful career with PPG Industries.
John G. Lucas
Eventually settling in Cumberland, Md., he was instrumental in bringing new plate glass production technologies to the United States in his role as plant engineer and assistant plant manager for PPG.
After retiring in 1977, he moved to Lehigh Acres, where he enjoyed an active retirement.
An avid tennis player and golfer, he played both sports into his 80s or 90s. He was well known on the North Course in Lehigh, playing in a number of steady foursomes through the years.
He was a wonderfully kind and gentle man with a delightful sense of humor, especially enjoying a good pun.
He was married twice to his two Marions, both of whom he loved deeply.
His first wife, Marion Brown Lucas, died in 1999 after 59 years of a happy loving marriage.
Since 2002, he has been married to Marion-Young Lucas, who brought joy to his later years and who took such loving care of him in his last months.
He is survived by his wife, Marion; daughter, Susan Berget; brother, Bickford (Peg) Lucas; stepchildren, Richard Young, Michael (Laura) Young and Susan (Russell) Siberine; grandchildren, Jack Siberine, Thomas Siberine and Christopher Siberine; and sisters-in law, Janice Brown, Helen (Jim) Cypher, Mildred Brown, Ella Dameron and Gladys (Ralph) Whitson.
A memorial service and celebration of life was held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the Lehigh Acres First Presbyterian Church. There was a luncheon following the service at the church.
The family suggests donations in his memory be made to the Lehigh First Presbyterian Church or Hope Hospice.