Gary James Lucov
November 8, 1943 – April 27, 2021
GARY JAMES LUCOV, 77, lost his year-long and hard-fought battle with lymphoma on Tuesday, April 27. He passed away in the loving care of his wife and sons at the Treasure Coast Hospice, in Stuart, FL.
Gary was born in Perth Amboy, NJ and lived in Metuchen and Westfield NJ and Malvern, PA before “retiring” to Hobe Sound, FL in 2018. His real home and heart will always be at their “beach cottage” in Holgate, Long Beach Island, NJ, where he enjoyed boating, fishing and spending “low tide” on the clam bar searching for just “one more” clam.
A graduate of Perth Amboy High School (NJ) he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA from Seton Hall University. He spent over 25 years in Sales and Marketing retiring as Regional VP of Marketing from the Carlson Marketing Group. Gary’s energy and love of people would not let him retire. He began a new “career” as a substitute teacher for the Chester County (PA) Intermediate Unit and the Martin County (FL) School District.
He will always be remembered as the smart, generous, and kind person whose smile lit up a room and whose joie de vivre was infectious. He was the “go to” cocktail maker for dinner parties and gatherings; a source of information on music, gardening, antiques, food, travel, automobiles, boats and obscure bits of knowledge that one would wonder “how did he know that”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Anna (Harmyk) and brother Michael of Greensburg, PA. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marlyn; sons Nicholas (Kristen) of North Palm Beach, FL and Peter of Charleston SC; brother Robert (Bernice) of Barnegat, NJ; brother in-law Robert (Rosie) of Hickory NC; and nieces Dawn Young, Kathy Leaf and nephew Michael Lucov.
He was eagerly looking forward to his first grandchild (Nicholas and Kristen) who will now pass each other in Heaven before her birth in May.
Gary will be desperately missed by family and friends; a great and shining light has gone out of our lives. Cremation will be through the Aycock Funeral Home in Stuart, FL with a private prayer service at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound, FL. A Memorial Service will be held on Long Beach Island, NJ in September.