Emeritus Associate Professor Robert Lackey passes away

Posted: November 5, 2013

Professor Emeritus Robert Lackey
Robert Bush Lackey, associate professor emeritus from The Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away on Nov. 4, 2013.

Lackey began teaching at Ohio State as an assistant professor in 1961. He retired in June 1983 as an associate professor.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Ohio State in 1954 and his PhD in electrical engineering from the university in 1961.

Lackey, 81, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, past president of the Clintonville Community Band, a member of the Lower Dixieland Band and former member of the Ohio State University marching band. He also was past president of the Columbus Figure Skating Association and volunteer naturalist at Highbanks Metro Park.

Lackey was preceded in death by his parents, Kingsley W. and Rachel M. Lackey, and daughter, Debbie Kuamoo. He is survived by his life partner, LuCinda, and children, Cindy (Kaz), Danny (Nancy), Caryl (Cyril), Clint (Debby), and Wendy; grandchildren, Shawn, Tyler, Lani, Justin, Nikkie, and Brianna; and great-grandchildren, Gunner, Aidan, Noah, and Alec.

A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Cafe Bella, 2593 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43202.


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