THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
James William Lucas
Issue Date: October 9, 2013
James William Lucas, 89, of Niagara, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5 at his home.
Born April 8, 1924, in Seneca, Kan., to James and Berneice (Shepard) Lucas, he served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946 in the South Pacific, the Phillipines, and during the Occupation of Japan. He married Joyce Douty in 1947 in Milwaukee and they divorced in 1991. In 1998, he married Marcella Sanders Lyman.
He was an over-the-road truck driver all his life and as his wish, will take his last ride in his own Peterbilt, now owned and operated by his grandson, Derek Schlabowske.
He is survived by his wife, Marcella; five children, Beverly Schlabowske, Patricia Greene, James M. Lucas, Thomas (Terry) Lucas, and Carolyn McGuire; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, Jeff (Linda) Lyman, Paula (Glenn) Berkhahn, Keith (Anita) Lyman, and David (JoAnn) Lyman; eight step-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roy, Jack and Gordon (Cheryl) Lucas; three sisters, Ruth (Louie) Parker, Jeanne Miller, and Nita (Roger) Sobers; many nieces, nephews and in-laws
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, his twin, Elaine Rockwell and Norma Lucas; four brothers, Frank Parge, Dale, Douglas and Bill Lucas; and a granddaughter, Robin McGuire.
Graveside services will be held at a later date. Hansen, Onion, Martell Funeral Home is in charge of cremation. Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.