Thomas James Lucas

Thomas James Lucas (85) of Fisher Road Sigel, PA peacefully passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Butler Veterans Hospital in Butler, PA.

He was born on June 24, 1931 in Sigel, PA, the son of Charles C. Lucas and Harriet Agnew Spence Lucas.

Tom was a member of the US Army, TK Company, 230 Infantry Reg. during the Korean Conflict, and upon being honorably discharged from the Army he attended airline school and worked for National Airlines in the baggage and freight dept. and also for Shawnee Airlines in ticket reservations.

He later worked for 19 years in the sterile supply area at the VA Hospital in Gainesville, FLA from where he retired.

Tom was a member of the Sigel United Methodist Church in Sigel, PA and enjoyed carpentry and woodworking. He loved hunting, and watching and feeding the deer.

Tom was also an avid sports fan, enjoying watching football and especially watching the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Tom is survived by 1 Son – Timothy James Lucas Sr. (wife Paula) of Bell, FLA and 1 Daughter – Diana Tuckerman (husband Murray) of Anchorage, Alaska, 3 Grandchildren – Timothy James Lucas Jr., Becky and Michael Phillman Ward, and numerous Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Brothers – Wayne and William Winfield Lucas, 4 Sisters – Betty Stewart, Eleanor Heilbrun, Mary Grubbs, and an infant Sister.

The family of Thomas James Lucas will receive friends on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Peterson Funeral Home, 153 Jefferson St. Brookville, PA 15825 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Sigel United Methodist Church in Sigel, PA at 11 AM. and full military honors will be awarded following the service.

Internment will take place in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Sigel, PA.

Memorial donations in Tom’s memory made be placed with the American Cancer Society – 2115 W 38th St. Erie, PA 16508

Arrangements are under the care of the Peterson Funeral Home, 153 Jefferson St., Brookville, PA 15825

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