David Lacy

Obituary of David Wheeler Lacy

David Wheeler Lacy, born 10 October 1931, Cleveland, 

Ohio to Henry Ernst Lacy and Marjorie Wheeler Lacy, passed away at  age 89 on 26 November 2020 while under hospice care at his home in Reston, VA.  He leaves his devoted wife Dreena Gohn Lacy.

David was a proud Air Force veteran having served from 28 March 1949 - 27 November 1952 during Korean War and  honorably discharged as Airman First Class.   

David continued his education in Telecommunications ultimately receiving an MBA in Systems Management. During a long-time career as a Telecommunications Engineer for several engineering firms, to include Marconi Communications; Mitre Corporation; Bechtel Inc; Page Communications; and Philco Corp, David traveled extensively with lengthy stays in Alaska, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

David was predeceased by son (from previous marriage) Russell Lacy of Sandpoint, Idaho in August 2020.  He is survived by daughters Cheryl Hlavaty and Paula Lacy of Cleveland, Ohio, daughter-in-law Linda Lacy of Sandpoint, Idaho and son-in-law, James Hlavaty of Cleveland, Ohio.  Grandchildren include Travis Lacy of Sandpoint, Idaho;  Matthew Hlavaty and 

Annamarie Hlavaty of Cleveland, Ohio. David is fondly remembered by brother-in-law, Philip Gohn and sister-in-law Sandie Gohn as well as  stepdaughter M. Thuy Langsea and her daughter Dreena Scotsch.

David is remembered for his kind, unassuming gentlemanly manner

 and keen sense of humor.  He never lost his zest for travel and fly fishing and continued both after retirement.  As a hobby, David continued to collect and sell fishing flies.

David's remains are to be interred in Arlington Military Cemetary with military honors on 11 April 2022.

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Memorial Mass

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, December 5, 2020
St Luke Catholic Church
7001 Georgetown Pike
McLean, Virginia, United States


11:00 am
Monday, April 11, 2022
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Ave.
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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