James D. Lacy, 80 of Huron, passed away Aug. 31, 2007.
He was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Cleveland, and lived most of his life in Orrville, Ohio, where he graduated from Orrville High School. After high school he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in World War II. He spent two years in the South Pacific Theater of Operations where he received three commendations and an honorable discharge for his service. Jim Lacy graduated with a B.S. degree in business administration from Ashland University in 1951.
Jim and Mary (Molas) Lacy were married for 43 years. Originally from Lorain, Mary Molas Lacy was a partner with her two brothers, Jim and Nick, in the T.N. Molas Furniture Co.
Mr. Lacy is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons and their families, John Lacy of Sarasota, Fla., and Mark and Pauline Lacy of Akron and Toledo; six grandchildren; and his brother, Jay Lacy and family of Lady Lakes, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Lacy and Irene Drushal Lacy and Wanda Steiner Lacy, all formerly of Orrville, Ohio; and an older brother, John R. Lacy, formerly of Sandusky.
Mr. Lacy had a distinguished career in sales throughout northern Ohio before becoming President of Quikut in Fremont, a division of Scott & Fetzer, and then president of Bondex, a division of R.P.M., in Medina, Ohio. In 1982 he purchased Kuhlman Instrument Co. in Norwalk and ran the business for 19 years at which time he sold it to his son, Mark E. Lacy.
James Lacy was an Episcopalian, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Alladin Shrine in Columbus. He was also a member of the Sandusky Yacht Club and Elks Club, the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton, the Eagles in Huron and the VFW of Orrville.
There will be a private service for family members. Inurnment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Groff Funeral Home, Sandusky, is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice Center Family Foundation, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be sent to grofffuneralhomes.com.