Richard Irving Lacy

Born: Fri., Oct. 25, 1940
Died: Fri., Jan. 2, 2009

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Richard Irving “Dick” Lacy, age 68, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Friday, January 2, 2009 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Born in Columbus, Ohio on October 25, 1940, he was the son of the late William Farnsworth Lacy and Abby Bryant Lacy. He was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. Dick retired after 30 years of marketing at Dupont in Wilmington, Delaware and then worked in Marketing and Development for XYMID, LCC until his death. He was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church of Wilmington, Delaware. He is survived by his wife, Janet Crowell Lacy, of Greensboro, GA; three daughters, Karen B. Lacy of New York, NY, Cristina M. Olguin of Flagstaff, AZ and Kelly O. Jaakkola of Bedford, MA; two sons, William B. Lacy of Plymouth, MA and Andres G. Olguin of Flagstaff, AZ; a sister, Nina Lacy Bennett of Longmont, CO; a brother, Paul William Lacy of Fenghuang, Hunan, China; and a grandchild, age 7, Nia A. Jaakkola. Memorial Services were held on Monday, January 5, 2009 at 11:00 a. m. at the Lake Club at Reynolds Plantation with Rev. Elton Richards and Rev. Bruce Bennett officiating. The family requests that memorials be made to 2009 Pan-Mass Challenge Fundraiser, checks made payable to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Rider #33421-3. Please mail all donations to: William Lacy, 1011 Avalon Way, Plymouth, MA 02360. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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John Kapeckas
   Posted Tue January 06, 2009
Dick was a customer of Majilite but was also a good friend and he will be missed. Sincere sympathy, John Kapeckas Majilite Corporation.

Mike Willwerth
   Posted Tue January 06, 2009
I had the pleasure of knowing Dick through our work. I also had the pleasure of his company at several of our golf outings at Sugarloaf in Maine. I know he enjoyed these outings, and we enjoyed him. I believe that he was indeed a good man in every sense of the word. I will miss him.

Diane & Gene Gardner
   Posted Tue January 06, 2009
We have known and loved Dick and his family for a very long time. He was a remarkable, kind and generous man who will be missed by all who had the chance to know, laugh and visit with him.

Becky Thompson
   Posted Wed January 07, 2009
Janet and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Becky

Jim & Ellen Semple
   Posted Wed January 07, 2009
Janet, We sa Dick's obituary in today's News Journal.Please accept our sincerest regret at Dick's death, and our deepest sympathy. We had just received your Christmas card, and were encouraged by your note of his courageous battle and the mention that he was still playing golf.I was quite saddened to hear from Bill on Friday night that Dick had passed. I am sure that you will find comfort from your wonderful children and from your friends. I felt privileged to know Dick and hopefully help him (and you) a few times. We will miss him. I am sorry that we were unable to attend the services on Monday. Please let us know if we can help in any way. Jim & Ellem Semple

Patti Collett
   Posted Wed January 07, 2009
Dear Janet, I was so sorry to hear this morning about Dick. It was good to do the Lord's work at St. Paul's with him. Please know that I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers. Love, Patti

Chuck Fanny
   Posted Wed January 07, 2009
We are very sorry for your loss. Dick was a very good man and friend.Please know that you're all in our prayers. Love, Chuck and Denise

Stacy Dambaugh
   Posted Wed January 07, 2009
Mrs. Lacy and family, I'm not sure you remember me, but I was Dr. Brereton's and then Dr. Maleh's secretary while you were patients. I was very sorry to read about Mr. Lacy's death. Please know that my sympathy is with you. Stacy

Gilbert Green
   Posted Thu January 08, 2009
Janet: My deepest condolences in the loss of Richard. I had met him at least twice in our last year together and he was a fine man. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Gil Green (Mote)

Roger Landolt
   Posted Thu January 08, 2009
To Dick's family, I was very sorry to hear of your loss. Dick and I shared an office at the Experimental Station in the early 70's while working on KEVLAR. It was a pleasure to work with him and I'll always remember those good times. My best to all of you.

Pat & Giff Scarborough
   Posted Mon January 26, 2009
Janet...So sorry to hear about Dick! Dick and Bill and Karen played such a role in our lives when our children were young! He was always very special. Please get in touch if you come back to Wilmington. Pat & Giff

Richard Lacy
   Posted Mon January 26, 2009
Dear Janet and family, I worked at DuPont with your wonderful husband in the late 60's as his "secretary" as I was known then. He was a caring, jovial man who went the extra mile for all who knew him. I'm very sorry for his death but we now have a "special angel" in heaven looking down on us. Pam Edwards