Lawrence George Lucas, Sr., 89, of Glen Dale, WV, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Stonerise Healthcare, Moundsville.
Larry was born January 10, 1933, in Benwood, WV, the son of the late Lawrence J. and Mary (Wagenhoffer) Lucas. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran; a former employee of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp.; a retired store manager for Sherwin Williams Co.; and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Glen Dale, where he served as an usher & altar server, following his retirement.
In the 1970’s, Larry volunteered much of his time helping coach the Glen Dale Baseball teams. Later in life, he also loved to travel with his wife Ellen to watch his grandchildren’s sporting events.
In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 68 years, Ellen Rita (Cianfarani) Lucas; two brothers-in-law, Richard McPeek and Stanley Jasinski; and a nephew, John Jasinski.
Larry is survived by a son, Lawrence G. Lucas, Jr. (Susan) of Glen Dale; a daughter, Sharon A. Twigg (Bernard) of Glen Dale; two sisters, Shirley M. Lucas of Benwood and Linda McPeek of Glen Dale; a sister-in-law, Roseanne Jasinski of Glen Dale; five grandchildren, Leanne Goddard (Zeke) of Glen Dale, Lauren Krupica, Esq. (Dr. Troy) of Morgantown, WV, Ryan Twigg of Glen Dale and Joshua and Jacob Lucas of Glen Dale; and five great-grandchildren, Elayna Twigg, Lilliana Goddard, Gunner Goddard, Adalyn Twigg and Louise Krupica.
In accordance with Larry’s wishes, visitation and services will be private. A Memorial Mass for both Ellen & Larry will be celebrated at St. Jude Catholic Church, at a date to be determined, when it is safe for all to attend.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, 125 18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or online at www.tmcfunding.com.
Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, WV. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.