Charles J. Lucassen, 82

SEPT. 28, 1929-NOV. 24, 2011

November 26, 2011
  • Lucassen

Charles J. "Bud" Lucassen, 82, of Byron Drive in Smithsburg, Md., and formerly of Baltimore City, Md., passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home.

Born Sept. 28, 1929, in Baltimore City, he was the son of the late Charles and Josephine M. (Schriver) Lucassen.

He attended St. Anthony's Catholic School and Baltimore City schools.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.

He retired from Optic Binder Book Co. of Baltimore.

He was a life member of St. Anthony's of Padua Church of Baltimore, and attended St. Ann Roman Catholic Church of Hagerstown, Md.

He also was a life member of Gunpowder VFW Post 10067 of Baltimore, where he served as chaplain for many years; a member of AMVETS Post 14 of Cascade, Md.; and served on the Smithsburg Town Council, Smithsburg Historical Society and various other committees for the town of Smithsburg.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Marjorie I. Lucassen, whom he married Dec. 30, 1980; son, James H. "Jim" Jenkins Jr. and wife, Virginia, of Boonsboro, Md.; daughters, Sue Mariano of Severn, Md., Nancy Winters and husband, Allen, of Glen Burnie, Md., and Helen Snyder and husband, Jim "Otis," of Lanham, Md.; brother, Donald Lucassen and wife, Marie, of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vonnie Jenkins; and one sister, Margaret Gehring.

Services will be Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at 10 a.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, with the Rev. Marty Nocchi officiating.

A graveside service will be Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Baltimore City.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Bud to 1st United Bank, 100 S. Main St., Smithsburg, MD 21783, for donations to be put toward the Diabetes, Kidney and Heart Associations.

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