Peter Lucas, age 86 of West Grove, PA, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 peacefully at home.
Born in 1934 in Schenectady, NY, Peter was the son of the late Joseph Lucas, and the late Anna (nee Szott) Lucas.
Peter worked as an aerospace engineer for over 30 years at Thiokol in Elkton, MD. He worked on cruise missiles and on numerous other projects, chiefly for the United States Navy. His engineering design work was eventually adapted into today’s automobile air bags.
In addition to his long and successful career in the aerospace industry, Peter also co-ran a successful business with two partners, rehabbed run-down homes, then rented them and eventually sold them to the renters, enabling numerous families to achieve home ownership.
Peter was married to his loving wife, Rose, for over 55 years. After retiring, they enjoyed travel and their second home in Dewey Beach, Delaware. Peter and Rose were recognized by the Town of Dewey Beach as Volunteers of the Year for their efforts to help the small town thrive.
A proud graduate of Villanova University Peter was a life-long fan of Frank Sinatra, and also enjoyed sailing, exercise, the Eagles and Flyers, and his Wildcats, regardless of the sport. He celebrated life and had a tremendous sense of humor right up through his last day.
Peter is survived by his daughter, Nancy and her husband Jim, his son John and his wife Gillian, his grandsons John and Lucas Needles, and Steven Moore, his granddaughters Alisha Lucas and Meghan Schubert, his granddaughter-in-law, Kendra Needles, his brother William Lucas and his wife Kathleen, his sister Anne Pulaski, and nieces and nephews too numerous to list.
In addition to his parents, Peter was predeceased by his brother Joseph Lucas, Jr.
Peter’s viewing will be private, as will Mass of the Christian Burial, due to the pandemic.
If you wish to make a gift in his name, the family is very grateful to the American Cancer Society. Also, he regularly made donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com
Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home, West Grove, PA