John F. C. Lucas Has Passed Away
John F. C. Lucas, a man well known in the bus industry,
passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014. Please keep him in your prayers for a
peaceful rest, as well as the Lucas family for comfort in their loss.
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Birth date: March
Death date: November 23, 2014
YORK- John F. C. ďPop?Lucas, 77, died
on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at
was the husband of Carole L. (Hyams) Lucas. The couple planned to celebrate their
54th wedding anniversary on December 3rd.
memorial service (click here) was
held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Faith U.C.C.,
509 Pacific Ave.,
York with Pastor Ron
Oelrich and Pastor Amy Dows officiating. A reception followed at the
conclusion of the service. Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc.,
1551 Kenneth Rd.,
was in charge of arrangements.
Born on March 20, 1937 in
N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Burrows) Lucas.
John was a graduate of Long Beach
High School in Long
A & T College and received his Bachelorís of Science in
Engineering in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration from
After college in 1960, John and his wife moved to York and he began working
at BorgWarner, Inc., now Johnson Controls, for 17 years. He then started and co
owned Cool Keepers, CJ Truck Equipment and CJ Associates. In 1983, he and his
partner started A/C Industries, a bus air conditioning manufacturing company.
The company became very successful and he was an icon in the transportation
industry. In 1991, they sold A/C Industries to United Technologies Carriers Corp
and Mr. Lucas retired.
Mr. Lucas proudly served our country for six years in the Army
National Guard. John was very involved at Faith U.C.C. and had been a member
since 1965. He was a past consistory member, member of the Young Faith Sunday
School Class, a former Sunday School Teacher, member of the chancel choir and
menís chorus, and also coached the basketball team.
Mr. Lucas was very involved
with the York Boyís Club, serving on the Board of Directors and the Labor Day
Stay at Home Program at Kiwanis
John coached basketball and baseball for many years. One of
his proudest moments was coaching the Lincolnway baseball team to the county
Mr. Lucas?memberships included the Elkís Lodge
BPOE #213 in
York for 33
years, the Point Lookout Fishing Club, the Society of Automotive Engineers and
many other industry organizations.
John enjoyed reading, watching college
basketball, golfing, spending time fishing at the beach in
Long Island and
traveling with his wife. His love for people showed in his daily life. He had
respect and love for everyone he came in contact with and they felt the same
about him. He had a great sense of humor and his presence lightened up the room.
His greatest joys in life were his six grandsons, his great granddaughter and
especially his beautiful wife of 54 years.
Along with his wife, Carole,
John is survived by one daughter, Donna L. Lucas of York; two sons, John R.
Lucas and Thomas J. Lucas, both of York; six grandchildren, Erik T., John M.,
Ryan T., Kyle B., Brady C. and Shaun J. Lucas; one great granddaughter, Alexis
Rose Lucas; two nieces, Ina E. Womble (Edson) of New Jersey and Cara J. LeClair
(Kerry) of New York; and two nephews, Salvatore Triano (Liz) and Andrew Triano
(Wendy), both of New York. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ina Lucas
and Jane Triano.
One of Johnís passions was his
involvement in the Brady C. Lucas golf outing- a yearly event that benefits
pediatric cancer through The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Childrenís
Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brady C.
Lucas Golf Outing, 202
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(Above was from bestlifetributes.com.)
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Remembrance from Memorial Service
Below was published in York Daily Record and York Dispatch on 11-26-14: