William H. Lukens, 69, of Rochester, died October 6, 2013 at home. He was the husband of the late Helen G. (Knight) Lukens who died in 2010. They were married for 42 years. He was the son of the late William H. Lukens, Sr. and Gertrude (Barker) Lukens.
He was born in Hinsdale, IL and lived in Campbell, CA before moving to Rochester.
He graduated from DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago, IL. Mr. Lukens worked as an electrical engineer at Lockheed Missile & Space in California for many years before retiring.
He was a wonderful, loving man and will be missed. He always supported his grandchildren and great grandchildren by attending their activities and sporting events. He enjoyed fishing and taught all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren how to fish.
Survivors include 3 stepsons, Roland R. J. Martin, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Summerville, SC, Ronald E. Martin and his wife Susan of San Jose, CA and David A. Martin and his wife Debra of Rochester; a stepdaughter, Janice L. Hays and her husband Dale of Chico, CA; his brother, Tom Lukens and his wife Dorothy of Atlanta, GA; 2 sisters, Trudy Daniels and her late husband Bruce of Hayes, LA and Kathryn Jackson and her late husband Rodger of Urbana, IL; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.
His funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in the First Congregational Church, Rochester. Burial will follow in Rochester Center Cemetery.
Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.
Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.