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James Lucas, Jr.

James A. Lucas, Jr.

March 14, 1939 - June 21, 2020
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Obituary

James Arthur Lucas loving husband, father and grandfather peacefully passed away on June 21, 2020. He is survived by his wife Gail, his two children James Andrew Lucas and Michele Anne Agnes; four grandchildren Timothy James Agnes (TJ), Brooke Elizabeth Agnes, James Alexander Lucas (Alex), and Ashleigh Renea Lucas; and two sisters, Mary Gibson and Peggy Milligan.

Jim graduated from Gonzaga High School in 1957 and Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1961. After college he proudly joined the Coast Guard where he served 6 months on active duty as a aerographers mate and finished his time in the reserves. Upon completion of his active duty in the Coast Guard he took a job with the Department of Defense- National Security Agency, where he was in the first agent’s class sponsored by the agency.

Jim had a long rewarding career with the National Security Agency that spanned over 30 + years. During his career he was instrumental in upgrading the government’s polygraph program to a computerized system. He loved traveling TDY and made many “work” and “personal” friends along the way. His work took him and his family to Bad Aibling, Germany for 4 years. During his career he was very active in the American Polygraph Association holding many executive positions including president of the association. He retired with accolades in 1995.

In retirement, he enjoyed spending time at Long Beach MD in the summers and Venice, Florida in the winter. He loved watching Redskins games with friends and talking about the “good ole days” He always put family first and loved spending time with his grandchildren and his sisters and nephew in Ft. Lauderdale Florida.

Friends are invited to celebrate James' life at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Sunday, June 28 from 2 to 4 pm. Condolences may be made by using the Memory Wall link on this page.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 28th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, June 28th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory-Edgewater
    Address
    2973 Solomons Island Road
    EDGEWATER, MD 21037
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Bob Ellis

Posted at 08:49am
My sincere condolences to Gail and family. I remember Jim fondly as a classmate in Class One and as a coworker for many years.
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GJ Johnson

Posted at 09:13pm
RIP Biggie...
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Lois, Steve, Lauren, Josh, Chris and Charlie

Posted at 12:19pm
We love all of you
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Frank Buck

Posted at 10:40pm
Our sincere condolences to Gail and her family on the passing of Jim. He was the best "sheriff" we had at Bad Aibling, Germany.
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Gail Siegel

Posted at 08:04pm
Jim was a wonderful Long Beach neighbor and friend. He was a gentle man and always gave a helping hand. He will be very missed! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gail, Shelly, TJ, Brooke and the rest of the family. Fonfly, Gail Siegel and Ron Duvall
 

Gail Siegel Posted at 08:06pm

Fondly, Gail and Ron
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