Yale University

In Memoriam

David Luckett

David Luckett
1964 graduation

David L. Luckett, Yaleman, Teacher

The Ridgefield Press (CT)
February 15, 1968

David Lynn Lynn Luckett, 25-year-old son of Mrs. John Rose of Maplewood Road and of James Luckett of Norwalk, died Sunday night, Feb. 11, of carbon-monoxide poisoning in a Woodbridge garage belonging to Dr. Fred Treader, his former professor at Yale University.

Mr. Luckett was spending the weekend at Dr. Treader's. The doctor was away but when he returned home Sunday night, he found Mr. Luckett dead in his car. A note to Dr. Treader indicated that Mr. Luckett had been depressed.

David Luckett was president of the Ridgefield High School class of 1960 and for two years editor of the yearbook. He was a member of the National Honor Society and of the Future Teachers of America club. He went to Yale on a National Merit Scholarship, graduated in 1964, and received his M.A. from Yale the next year. He had been a teacher in Chappaqua, N.Y. and most recently at Briarcliffe High School. He lived at Mount Erie, Croton-on-Hudson.

Mr. Luckett was born in Norwalk on May 24, 1942. In addition to his father and mother he is survived by two half-sisters, Kerry Rose and Judith Luckett; a half-brother, John Rose Jr.; and his grandmother, Mrs. Florence Finch, all of Ridgefield.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Aaron Manderbach, rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church at the Kane Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Cremation followed in Bridgeport.