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In Memoriam: Brother Richard J. Luckay

Richard J. Luckay, MSA, 33° Obituary

LET IT BE KNOWN BY ALL, Richard J. Luckay, MSA, 33° has been summoned by the Supreme Architect of the Universe to eternal refreshment in the paradise of God on July 21, 2021.

Richard Joseph Luckay, 33º, was born May 20, 1930 at Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Joseph C. Luckay and Elizabeth Lillian Reinhardt. Bro. Luckay is survived by his wife Sarah and children, Kenneth and Linda.


Richard, universally known as Dick, attended Collingwood High School in Cleveland and received his B.A. in Communicative Arts from the Ohio State University in 1952.

Dick served in the U.S. Air Force for twenty years, retiring as a Major with over 6,000 hours of flight time.


Our Brother was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on April 7, 1961, in Northern Lights Lodge # 505 in West Chazy, New York and affiliated with Reynoldsburg Lodge # 340 in 2002, where he received his 60 year Award in April, 2021.


Bro. Luckay joined the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Albany Georgia Orient in 1966 and transferred to the Valley of Columbus in 1982. Dick served many years as Chairman of the Board of Governors, for the 32° Masonic Learning Center for Children. The center was renamed in January, 2016 as: “Children’s Dyslexia Center – In Honor of Richard J. Luckay, MSA, 33°. Ill. Bro. Luckay was coroneted a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Thirty-Third Degree, by the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction in Indianapolis, Indiana in August of 2001.

Dick was a kind and outgoing gentleman who was always ready with a smile and a handshake. His many friends, made over his decades of military and Masonic endeavor, mourn his passing. May God have him in His holy keeping!


Visitation will begin at 5:30 pm at Unity Presbyterian Church at 6969 E. Livingston Avenue (between the High School and Blacklick Woods Park. Masonic Service will be at 6:30 pm (Please arrive by 6:20). Following the Masonic Service will be a service by the Aladdin Shrine Legion of Honor and the church's service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made to the Children's Dyslexia Center - In Honor of Richard J. Luckay, MSA, 33° or VOICEcorps (formerly the Central Ohio Radio Reading Service).

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