George Molden, Jr.

of Newtown, PA passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Chandler Hall. He was 94.

Born in Bristol, PA he was the son of the late George and Elizabeth Morgan Molden. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol, PA before moving to Newtown three years ago. He was a graduate of Bristol High School and was Valedictorian of the Class of 1943. He was a Veteran of WWII serving in the Navy in the Pacific Theater. He then returned and received his bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College and his diploma from Dolans School of Mortuary Science. He was a licensed funeral director owning and operating his family’s business, The Molden Funeral Chapel proudly serving the families of the community for over 60 years.

He was a member of many organizations including the Bucks County, Pennsylvania and National Funeral Directors Association, the American Legion Robert Bracken Post, The Odd Fellows, and The Exchange Club of Bristol. He was also a member of the Fairless Hills Masonic Lodge and the First United Methodist Church of Bristol. He also served as a Director of Fidelity Savings and Loan Association of Bucks County for over 30 years, retiring in 2014. George was known for being a fair and compassionate Funeral Director who devoted his life to serving his families and community. Most importantly he will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Virginia Boone Molden and is survived by two sons, Steven D. and wife Kathleen E. of Leland, NC and Christopher M. and wife Sandra A. of Newtown, PA., four grandchildren, Melissa Lawrence (Roderick), Craig Molden, Jason Molden (Betsy) and William Molden and 5 great grandchildren, Reagan, Rory, Brinton, Chelsea and Ashton.

Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 11:00 am until his service at 12:30pm at the Molden Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service 133 Otter St. Bristol, PA. A private interment will be held at Elan Memorial Park Bloomsburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Chandler Hall Hospice 99 Barclay St. Newtown, PA 18940 To Sign the online guestbook or send a condolence visit

Charles J. Lucas, III

Charles J. Lucas III, 78, of 376 W. Center Street, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 with his family at his side.

He was born at Geisinger Hospital, Danville, January 23, 1941, the son of the late Charles J. Lucas Jr. and Virginia M. (Olshefski) Lucas.

Charles was born and raised in Kulpmont as later resided in Mount Carmel from 1961 - 2004. In 2004 he moved to his residence in Elysburg.

He attended St. Casimir's Grade School in Kulpmont and was a 1958 graduate of Kulpmont High School. He furthered his education at Temple University and Eckles School of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia, graduating with the class of 1961.

Charles worked by his grandfather and parents' side from an early age before becoming the owner, operator, supervisor, and president of the C. J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc. of Mount Carmel and Kulpmont, where he worked until retirement in 2003.

On August 6, 1960, in St. Peter's Church in Mount Carmel, he was married by Father Fredrick Farace to Sandra M. Strike.

Charles was a former member of the Mother of Consolation Church, now known as Divine Redeemer Church, Mount Carmel Sons of Poland, Kulpmont Knights of Columbus, a life member of the Jan Sobieski Club, Elysburg Valley Rod and Gun Club, life member of the Central PA Funeral Directors Association, the PA Funeral Directors Association, and the National Funeral Directors Association.

As a young man he enjoyed racing go carts throughout PA and on the East Coast. He achieved Scouting's highest award, the Order of the Arrow, while in the boy scouts.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing in PA as well as throughout North America. He cherished his time spent at his hunting camp in Clinton County. He was an avid Greenbay Packers football fan and enjoyed formula one racing.

He loved the outdoors and going on Sunday picnics, picking mushrooms, and canoeing with his wife, Sandy.

Charles is survived by his wife, Sandra M. (Strike) Lucas; a daughter, Christina A. Lucas-Staszak and her husband, Leonard, and their daughter, Olivia, of Newtown, PA; a son, Charles J. Lucas IV and his wife, Pam and their children, Nigel, Amara, Kiara, and Brandon of Kulpmont; a daughter, Shelley M. Lucas of Elysburg; a son, Dr. Bryce Christopher Lucas of Elysburg; his beloved Australian Shepard, Gabriel; a sister-in-law, Elaine (Strike) Kuzo and her husband, Jack of DenMar Gardens; brother-in-law, Barry Strike of Mount Carmel; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Proceeded in death by his parents; in-laws, Albert and Marie Strike; nephew, Jeffrey Karpinsky; great nephew, Jeff Aaron Karpinsky; and three dog companions, Bronson, Luke, and Nicholas.


Charles J. Lucas III, 78, of 376 West Center Street, Elysburg - Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 in Divine Redeemer Church, 300 W. Ave, Mt Carmel, PA 17851, with Father Ryan Fischer officiating. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg. Viewing will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 6 pm- 9 pm with Vigil Prayers at 8 p.m. in the C. J. Lucas Funeral Home inc, 27 N. Vine Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851, C. J. Lucas IV, Supervisor, and Friday, January 10, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. with Transferal Prayers at 10:00 a.m. in the C. J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., Mount Carmel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or to the ASPCA at 424 East 92nd Street, New York NY 10128-6804. To send condolences to the family please visit