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John Lucas

June 21, 1940 — April 27, 2017

John F. Lucas 76, of Connellsville, passed away, Thursday, April 27, 2017.  He was born June 21, 1940 in Unity Township a son of the late John F. Lucas, Sr. and Winifred Jean (Myers) Lucas.

He had been employed with Guest & Hough Tire Service and Felgar Tire Service.  He attended City Church of Connellsville and loved the outdoors, especially taking walks in the woods of Creek Hills and riding motorcycles.  He also treasured time spent with this family.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Joyce E. (Barkley) Lucas, who cared for him over the last several years; his daughter, Lisa K. Sembower and her companion Eric Haun; seven grandchildren, Dennis Hogan, Melissa Hogan, Kelly Hogan, Ashlie Singer, Samantha Singer, Mindy Smart and Elisha Smart; three great-grandchildren, Eileena Hogan, Eli Skelton and Evan Hogan; two sisters, Sally Leighliter (Ronald) and Mary Ethel (Don) and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three daughters, Sharon Lucas, Sheila Singer and Teresa Hogan and a grandson, John Smart.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for John on Tuesday at 1:30 pm in GREEN RIDGE MEMORIAL PARK, Connellsville with Pastor Brian Higbee officiating.  Arrangements are in the care of GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale.  For online condolences, please visit

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