Francis “Mickey” Lucas
1933 – 2013
It is with deep sadness the National Board announces the November 1 death of former Advisory Committee member Francis M. Lucas. He was 80 years old.
Mr. Lucas served on the Advisory Committee from 1998 to 2002 representing organized labor.
Graduated in 1951 from Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C, he served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He attended the Bullis School and the University of Maryland.
In 1985, Mr. Lucas began working as an organizer and representative of the Virginia Pipe Trades Council. Additionally, he served as president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer of the D.C., Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia District Pipe Trades Council.
A 58-year member of the United Association and Steamfitters UA Local Union 602, he became a special representative in 1990 for the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada.
“As a good friend and supporter of the National Board, Mickey Lucas contributed to the development of our organization in numerous ways. His good nature and gregarious personality will be sorely missed,” commented National Board Executive Director David Douin.
Mr. Lucas is survived by Kay, his wife of 60 years; grown children Carin Weisberg, Michele Dusenbery (Paul) and Pamela Lucas; and grandchildren Malore and Kelly Dusenbery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Make -A -Wish America (P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007).