James E. Lucy, 90, of Gaines, PA
James E. Lucy, 90, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2023 at his home.
Born May 12, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA, he was a son of the late Arthur H. and Anna M. (Franke) Lucy. Jim was a graduate of West Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia. On November 4, 1950 in Waterloo, IL, he married the former Reita Davis, who preceded him in death in 2016.
Jim was a Veteran having served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked in the Senior Laboratory Development at I.B.M. for many years before retiring.
He was a 32nd Degree Master Mason, a member of the American Legion, the Coudersport Consistory, the Order of the Eastern Star, the NRA, the Cypress Shriners in Albany, NY, the HAM Radio Club, and the American Radio Relay League. Jim was a lifelong Republican and enjoyed collecting stamps, hunting and fishing.
Surviving are three sons, Steven J. (Dorothy) Lucy, Gaines, PA, Kurt V. Lucy, Sedalia, MO and Eric K. (Julie) Lucy, Lancaster, PA; three daughters, Rita A. (Patrick J.) Dann, Whitesboro, NY, Karen L. Fritsche, Montoursville, PA and Patricia J. (Larry) Curfman, Wallkill, NY; 20 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Jim was predeceased by a brother, Arthur H. Lucy, Jr.
Friends may call at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, PA, on Friday, May 26, 2023 from 9:00-11.00am with funeral services following at 11:00am. The Rev. Scott Ogden will officiate. A Masonic Funeral Service will be held at 10:45am conducted by the Lewisville Lodge #556. Military Honors will be accorded by the Tioga County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton, PA.