OAKLAND — Roger D. Lueck, 80, of Oakland, died on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital.
Born on Nov. 10, 1932, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late William and Lucy (Hite) Lueck.
He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he was a civil engineer for the Environmental Protection Agency. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and had won various awards for his work with the EPA. Also, he was a volunteer at the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake, as well as a volunteer with Therapy Dogs International.
Roger will be remembered as a man who loved to laugh and swap stories with his many friends. He enjoyed spending time with his family and always had a dog nearby. He was an avid photographer and bonsai gardener who enjoyed traveling. As a younger man, he loved skiing and camping, and in later years, looked forward to visiting with his children and grandchildren in Davidsonville and Scotland.
He is survived by his wife, Odette H. (Kingsley) Lueck; children, Brock Lueck and Paige Havens; grandchildren, Molly and Annie Lueck and Taylor and Jack Havens and a brother, Jim Lueck, of LaVale.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. in St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Oakland, with Msgr. Paul Byrnes as celebrant and the Rev. Dr. Chip Lee co-officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HART for Animals, 24457 Garrett Hwy., McHenry, MD 21541.
The Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home P.A., Oakland, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.burdockfredlockfh.com.