Donald Lee Lucas
Donald Lee Lucas
  • March 13, 1934 - October 30, 2017
  • Pebble Beach, California

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Don Lucas
March 13, 1934 - October 30, 2017
Pebble Beach
Donald L. Lucas, a highly successful former owner of many automobile dealerships and a major benefactor to various educational and cultural organizations, died Monday at his home in Pebble Beach. He was 83. His death was confirmed by his wife of 61 years, Sally Lucas.
While a student at San Jose State University, he bought and sold used cars from the back of his rented house. Over the next 50 years, he bought and sold many dealerships in Northern California and Hawaii. When he sold his business in 1999, he was the largest automotive dealer in Silicon Valley.
Don and Sally Lucas gave generously in Silicon Valley and the Monterey area. The Lucas Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University and the Lucas Artist Residency Program and Lucas Fellows at Montalvo are two examples of where they have been recognized.
He loved to play golf at The Cypress Point Club, San Francisco Golf Club, Burlingame Country Club and two clubs in Hawaii, Nanea and Kukio.
He was well-liked by his many friends for his wonderful sense of humor and easygoing manner.
In addition to his wife, Sally Lucas, he is survived by two sons, Lee, who lives in Santa Cruz and Scott, who lives in Sun Valley, Idaho and four grandchildren.
Services will be private with the family.

Arrangements under the direction of The Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, CA.