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Old 11-02-2010, 09:56 AM   #4
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As the end neared, Maurice Lucas held on just long enough. Lucas, the former Trail Blazers great, died Sunday surrounded by family members in his home after a long, grueling battle with bladder cancer. He was 58. "Our whole family was there," his son, David, said Monday. Oregonian

Another son, Maurice Jr., flew from Japan, where he is stationed with the Air Force. The family had to put in an emergency request through the Red Cross to allow him to take leave, and he arrived within 24 hours, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. "We were telling my dad, hold on, Maurice is coming," David Lucas said. "So we had all the family. His brother, his sister, all his siblings, and their (spouses) made it, and he passed away at 5:35 p.m. last night in my brother's arms." Oregonian

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