Albert Lucas, Secretary of the Union Orthodox Jewish Congregation of America, and Secretary of the Joint Distribution Committee died Thursday at his home at Edgemere, L.I. after a protracted illness. The illness which ended in his death is attributed in great measure to his untiring efforts in relief work since the World War. Mr. Lucas was 63 years old.
Mr. Lucas was born in England August 12, 1859 and was educated at schools of the City of London. He married Rebecca Nieto, daughter of the late Rabbi H. Nieto, who was for many years rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation of this city. She survives him.
Rev. Dr. David de Sola Pool conducted the funeral services Sunday in the chapel of the Shearith Israel Congregation at Cypress Hills Cemetery.
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations adopted resolutions expressing its “deep sorrow at the death of Mr. Lucas. His passing”, the resolutions declare “constitutes not only a momentous loss to the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations, but to the World Jewry and to the cause of traditional adherence to the Orthodox faith.”
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