RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - William Homer Lucas, a resident of Ridgefield, died Friday, April 18. He was 85.
Lucas was born Aug. 29, 1928. He served with the U.S. Army (1950 to 1952) in Germany in an Armored Division and was discharged with the rank of Sgt. first class.
Throughout his business career, he specialized in multiple aspects of advertising. While occasionally working on the client-side, he spent over 30 years with the Grey Advertising agency, in New York City. At his departure from Grey he was vice president, management supervisor. At one point, he joined RCA Records as director of Creative Services. During his four years at RCA he collaborated with artists planning their advertising campaigns. He worked with Elvis Presley and his manager Colonel Parker, the Jefferson Airplane, John Denver, and many more.
In 1989, he embarked on a new direction in advertising. With a single partner he started a recruitment firm which grew to become, Lucas, Berger, McGuire, and O'Brien, where he was the senior partner. This boutique firm specialized in advertising account management and creative talent. In 2003, he retired to Ridgefield.
He was active with the Ridgebury Congregational Church. He served on its Board of Trustees and Communications Committee for many years. He was also on the Board of the Ridgefield Historical Society where he served as the communications coordinator.
Lucas is survived by his wife, Alice Kenny Lucas; sons, Richard, Robert, and James; and seven grandchildren.
Calling hours are Friday, April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home , 57 Main St., Danbury. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at Ridgebury Congregational Church, 605 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877, 203-748-2806
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of William H. Lucas may be made to the Oncology Department of Danbury Hospital, c/o the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or go to: http://www.danburyhospital.org/support-danbury-hospital
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