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Rev. Fr. Edward M. Lucas
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Obituary for Rev. Fr. Edward M. Lucas

Reverend Father Edward M. Lucas, 82, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday January 7, 2018, at his home in White Oak, PA.

Born October 20, 1935, in Yonkers, NY, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Hirko Lucas.

He received the Mysteries of Initiation at his home church, Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Yonkers, NY.

A former State Trooper in New York, Fr. Ed graduated from Duquesne University, and the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh, PA. He was ordained into the priesthood on December 6, 1961.

After serving multiple parishes for 54 years, Reverend Father Edward Lucas retired as the Pastor of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Weirton, WV and Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, in Avella, PA, where he served both parishes from 1997 to 2015. Other parishes which were blessed to have Father Ed serve were St. Mary’s in Duquesne, PA; St. Ann’s in Clymer, PA; St Peter and Paul in Patton, PA; St. Basil in East Chicago, IN; St. Ann’s in Chicago, IL; Holy Trinity Hungarian, Chicago, IL; St. Nicholas in Youngstown, OH; Holy Transfiguration, McKeesport, PA; and Saint Elias in Munhall, PA.

He is survived by his brother, Frank Lucas of New York; nephew Edward Lucas; and niece Catherine Lucas, his church family and his caretaker, Connie Dubyak.

Visitation will be 2-4 PM Thursday at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 176 Cross Creek Road, Avella, PA, with Parastas service at 4:00 PM. Additional visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 Friday at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 3116 Elm Street, Weirton, WV with Parastas service at 7:00 PM.

Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, with the Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy, Eminence William C. Skurla, D.D. as the main celebrant.

Rev. Fr. Larry Dorsch will deliver the homily,

Rev. Fr. Vasyl Symyon and fellow Byzantine Catholic Priests will serve on the altar and will serve as his pall bearers.

Interment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton WV.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV 26062

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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

11

Jan

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Church

176 Cross Creek Rd.
Avella, PA 15312

Visitation

Friday

12

Jan

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church

3116 Elm Street
Weirton, WV 26062

Visitation

Friday

12

Jan

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church

3116 Elm Street
Weirton, WV 26062

Service

Saturday

13

Jan

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Saint Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church

3116 Elm Street
Weirton, WV 26062

Cemetery Details

Location

Saint Paul Cemetery

24th Street
Weirton, WV 26062

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