1943 - 2014
December 24, 1943
February 15, 2014
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JOHN LUSK John R. Lusk, a long-time attorney, of Las Vegas, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Valley Hospital. John was born Dec. 24, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas, the son of Leon and Lewella Lusk. He graduated from DePauw University with a BA and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, and LLM from NYU. John's speciality was in taxation and litigation. John is survived by his loving partner, Trudy Duncan; sister, Jean (Frank) Forsythe of Westerville, Ohio; and nieces, Wendy VanDyk of San Diego, and Tracy Garcia of Westerville; and nephew, Greg Forsythe of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Also surviving are Trudy's sons, Barry Duncan of Reno, and Scott (Jennifer) Duncan of Las Vegas, and their daughter, Chloe. There will be celebration of John's life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, with Pastor Gerber officiating. Burial is pending in the columbarium at Alamo Heights Methodist Church, San Antonio, where his parents are inurned. John will be long-remembered by family and friends for his dedication, generosity, strong work ethic and extraordinary wit and sense of humor. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's name may be made to your favorite charity.

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Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Feb. 21, 2014.
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I just found out John Passed. Proud to call him a friend. Rest in peace buddy!
steve carbone
July 14, 2016
I just learned of John's passing. We spent a considerable amount of time together while John was with the Las Vegas USA Office and I was in the Tax Divison. We actually tried the Olk case together and I know we would both like to forget that. John was a sincere and wonderful person and I hope he is resting peacefully.
Yale Goldberg
November 13, 2014
John and I grew up together in Port Arthur, Texas. I will always remember is keen wit and dry sense of humor.
Thanks for the memory.
Robert Meeker
July 16, 2014
John and I worked at the Tax Div. of the DOJ from 1969-1973. We shared many laughs together. We still saw each other whenever I visited Las Vegas. He was not only a wonderful attorney, but more importantly a wonderful and kind human being. He will be missed. R.I.P. Friend.
Anthony LaSpada (Tampa, Fla.)
April 4, 2014
Because our offices were on the same floor, John and I would often find ourselves working on weekends. I could always count on John to help me with whatever legal issues I was facing. Thanks for your help and RIP John.
Randy Rumph
April 1, 2014
John was a great friend. I will remember him for his compassion, integrity and loyalty as a friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was a terrific person.
CJ Pachinger
February 26, 2014
I grew up with John as a little guy on 9th Street in Port Arthur, and continued at UT in the '60's. He was always a lot of fun to be around. He will be greatly missed.
Roy Goodwin
February 26, 2014
R.I.P. Classmate ... The Thomas Jefferson Class of 1962, Port Arthur, Texas

Wayne Taylor
February 24, 2014
I am so sorry we never got together to talk about old, Las Vegas legal times. with his sense of humor and of humanity I think there would have been a lot to talk about.
February 24, 2014
All of his friends will remember John as true and honest person, that was always their for them. He will be missed greatly.

Marty Weinmann
February 21, 2014
John was my friend and lawyer. He had a great and wry sense of humor. Underneath his "gruff" exterior, he was a kind-hearted soul. RIP John.
Mitchel Lichtman
February 19, 2014