Timothy Anthony Lucum: 1917-2017

Dec 13, 2017

Tim, many will miss your warm smile and friendly ways.

Tim Anthony Lucum was born in 1917 in Pittsburgh to parents who both emigrated from Lithuania. He had 2 sisters. His father was a tailor and his mother was a janitor.

Tim played marbles as a child, and later worked at a soda fountain. He excelled in school, and his pharmacy career started in 1938 as a 20-year-old graduate.

He was head pharmacist for three years at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh before enlisting in the Army's 27th General Hospital for WWII. He was sent to Fort Lewis, Washington, where at a dance he saw Lois get off the bus.

They danced together the whole night, went on two dates and married.

He trained in a few states before ending up as a surgical tech in the 34th Medical Battalion. They followed Gen. Patton through central Germany, ending at Chemnitz, Austria, where they met the Russians.

He then returned to his wife.

Tim and Lois had two daughters, Melinda and Susan. He worked as a pharmacist at Lafferty's and then Pay ’n Save. He loved baseball, was good with numbers and was kind and generous. He was a supportive and loving presence, especially to Susan's sons, Adam and Matthew, whose father died when they were still young.

We all loved him very much and learned from him and his long life.

He is survived by his two daughters, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. And he was loved by the many he touched.

When asked how he was, Tim would often reply, "I'm in good shape for the shape I'm in." Nearly a centenarian, Tim lived in Edmonds over 40 years, attended Holy Rosary Church and belonged to the Pacific Northwest Shell Club and the National Association of Investment Clubs.

He was a whiz at the Seattle Times word jumble and his last words of wisdom quoted in the Edmonds Landing Newsletter were: “Remember to eat healthy each day and live a healthy lifestyle. Try to take a walk each day, perhaps along a beach."

Our family is very grateful to Linda and all his wonderful caregivers and staff at Edmonds Landing, local aide car personnel and doctors and staff at Swedish Edmonds who gave him care and comfort.


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