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Bloomfield veteran who served in three wars dies at 100

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A local veteran who served in three wars is being remembered for his service and love of family.

Richard Albert Lucas, a Bloomfield resident, who served in three wars died on Friday, October 14th at 100-years-old.

He was born in Cattaraugus County in 1921 and started his military career at 21. His wife Edith, as well as three of his children passed before him, according to family. He was survived by his son, daughter, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

After his military service Lucas worked as a building superintendent in Ontario County, and commander of the Honeoye-Hemlock American Legion. He was a lifetime member of that organization.

“He spent his life serving his community striving to make a real difference in the lives of others. A man that was willing to do anything for friends and family and often strangers. He will be missed. See you later alligator,” his obituary read.

Calling hours are happening Thursday, from 4-6 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home in Honeoye. A memorial service and military honor will start at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Honeoye – Hemlock American Legion: PO Box 478, Honeoye, NY 14471.