Francis "Luke" E. Lucas
1931 — 2021
Francis Eugene "Luke" Lucas passed away July 17, 2021 at UMC Hospital in LaPlata, MD. He was born March 10, 1931 in Washington, DC to the late Clifton and Florence Lucas. The family relocated to a farm in Charles County where they raised tobacco. In 1948, Francis graduated from LaPlata High School and enlisted in the USAF, where he served as an aircraft mechanic rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant, following his Honorable Discharge in Nov. 1952, Francis took a job with Capital Airlines, later becoming US Airways. During his career spanning over 40 years, Francis was repeatedly recognized for his skills and value as a respected aircraft mechanic, frequently called upon to troubleshoot and...