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Lucas, Walther

Walther A. Lucas from Roslindale passed away from lung cancer at the age of 85.  He was born on June 13th 1935.  The son of Alfred Lucas and Arlene Wieland.  He graduated Boston Technical High School is 1953 and went on to Trade School to begin a career in the heating field.  Marrying his wife Carol, also of Roslindale, in 1956, he then went on to serve in the United States Army.  Returning from Army life in New Mexico, they belonged to Roslindale Congregational Church, there they both ran the church youth group and Sunday school for many years.  Throughout his life he was very involved in the church from its members to literally keeping it running.  Walther was a member of the Free Masons and was a big part of Hyde Park Youth Hockey.  Prior to having children of their own, Walther and Carol were very close to their niece, Beth as she was considered one of their own.  They eventually went on to have Scott and Alyson.  He continued to work in the heating business providing for his family as he raised them in Hyde Park.  Walther enjoyed camping on annual family vacations and could be seen enjoying his morning coffee as he walked the grounds making friends. Walther made a brief attempt at retirement after suffering an injury at work forcing  him from away from his lifelong work.  He made his way back into the workforce tending bar at “Greeks” in Roslindale and eventually making his way back to plumbing.  He was very proud to be part of Trethewey Brothers (TBros) as one of the oldest “plumbers apprentices” in the business.  He loved working the stock room there so he could show all the “kids” what was what.  After many years there he was reluctantly forced to retire, again.  Throughout that time, he enjoyed his three grandchildren; David, Fiona and Jake.  Doing his part to instill a love of the Boston Bruins, country music and John Wayne westerns on TV.  Walther is survived by his wife Carol (Dimock), his son Scott Lucas and his wife Bridget, his daughter Alyson Lucas, his grandchildren, David Lucas, Fiona Connolly and Jacob Lucas. His nieces; Beth Dimock and her wife Katy Boelter-Dimock, Melinda Stockwell and her husband Todd, Corey Lucas and her husband Alex Lukens, his nephew Charles Klobucher and grandniece Saoirse Boelter-Dimock and his sister-in-law Carolyn Lucas.  He was predeceased by his siblings, Kenneth Lucas and Arlene Rogers.   Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 4 to 7 PM at the Folson Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale.  Walther’s funeral service will be on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, MA  02131

Guestbook Entries

  1. Nancy Resendes Espinal
    August 31st, 2020 | 1:18 pm

    My condolences to the Lucas’family

  2. Rich Currier Jr
    August 31st, 2020 | 1:44 pm

    Scott and Bridgett and family , our deepest sympathy to you all .

  3. John Noreen and James Griffin
    August 31st, 2020 | 2:22 pm

    Scott , Bridget and family, so sorry on your loss.May he rest in peace.

  4. Donna Houseman
    September 2nd, 2020 | 2:59 pm

    With deepest condolences. -Donna Houseman and Family.

  5. Maggie kilduff
    September 2nd, 2020 | 5:54 pm

    My condolences and prayers to Carol and family. We have not been in touch over the years but I’ve never forgotten you. I still have the Bible that you gave me back in the 60’s to help in teaching young people In my Monday evening classes.
    May Walther Rest In Peace. Love and blessings ,Maggie.

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