MOFD Mourns the Passing of Former Moraga Fire Chief Edward Lucas

Posted: 15-Jun-2012

 

Edward L. Lucas
May 14,1936-June 11,2012
A 48 Year Resident of Moraga

A lifelong resident of the Lamorinda area, Ed Lucas, 76, died Monday June 11th following an extended illness. Ed was born to Daniel and Eugenia Davilla Lucas on May 14, 1936; he spent his entire childhood in Orinda and attended Acalanes High School. In 1959 he joined the then Eastern Contra Costa County Fire Protection District stationed in Moraga. He was a fire inspector, later a Captain, then an Assistant Chief of the Moraga Fire Department, and in 1986 he became the department's chief. He retired in 1992 following heart surgery the previous year. He loved being a firefighter and especially enjoyed living in his Town of Moraga since 1964.

He leaves his loving wife of nearly 56 years, Carole, along with his beloved children, Greg and partner Cindy Jarvis of Danville, Greg's two daughters, Ashlee Lucas and her fianc#233; Dane Blom of Roseville and Chelsea Lucas of Walnut Creek; his daughter, Dina Fiorio and son-in-law Danny of Gilroy and their three daughters, Hannah, Zo#235;, and Bailey Fiorio; and his son, Steve and daughter-in-law, Darla, of Orinda and their three children, Daniel, Lindsey, and Ben Lucas. Nothing made him happier than vacationing with all his family#8230;.except perhaps a good round of golf at the Moraga Country Club.

Ed is also survived by his brother Larry, of Antioch, his sister, Janet (Bill) Kentor of Washington, and his brother, Dennis (Shirley), of Arizona, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be a private cremation. Everyone is invited to join Ed's family at a celebration of his life at the Moraga Country Club, 1600 St. Andrews Drive, Moraga on Monday July 2nd at 1:00PM. Donations in Ed's memory to one of the following charities would be appreciated: Rescue One Foundation, 1280 Moraga Way, Moraga, 94556; St.Jude's Children's Hospital, P.O.Box 50, Memphis TN 38101-0050; the American Heart Association , or a charity of your choice.