Sunday, Apr 14th

Longtime Scarsdale Resident and Community Volunteer Lucas Meyer Passes Away

LucasMeyerLucas Jason Meyer, 64, of Scarsdale, New York, died of complications due to Alzheimer's Disease in White Plains on March 12, 2024.

He was born in New York in 1959 to Miriam Weiss Meyer, and had a fascination with cars at an early age. Lucas attended Sleepy Hollow High School before studying history at Colgate University. An avid lover of American and international history, he spent his semester abroad in London wherein he further fell in love with the country.

Lucas was also fluent in Spanish, which he attributed to his favorite Spanish teacher in high school. Upon graduation, he went to work for Republic National Bank for the next twenty plus years. In 1986, he was transferred to Buenos Aires, Argentina to run a division where he met his wife. In 1990, the two moved back to the States to New York where they subsequently spent the next thirty-four years and raised three children.

Upon leaving Republic, Lucas and two business partners decided to strike out on their own and form Fifth Street Advisors. Lucas acted as a fiduciary and served clients all across the tristate area, all of whom spoke to his warmth and candor as an advisor.

Lucas was also a deeply charitable person who was dedicated to preserving the history of the town he lived in. In 2003, he MeyerBBob Berg, Lucas Meyer and Esther Sloan at the 2014 Spelling Beepartnered with two then-high school sophomores to launch Scarsdale's Concours d'Elegance, a car show that both displayed rare and unusual cars while raising significant funds for local charities. He also served for a time as Scarsdale's Village Historian, and acted in leadership roles in groups such as the Old Scarsdale Neighborhood Association (OSNA), the Committee for Historical Preservation, the Scarsdale Citizens Nominating Committee, and many more.

Lucas was preceded in death by his mother Miriam Weiss Meyer and his sister Katherine Meyer, and is survived by his wife Margarita Meyer; his children Alexandra Meyer, Adam Meyer, and Caroline Meyer; and his daughter-in-law Alleana Brody.

A funeral will be held on March 14 at noon at Ballard-Durand Funeral Home in White Plains, and the burial is the same day at Sharon Gardens. Donations to the Alzheimer's Association would be greatly appreciated.

fospsloanLucas Meyer and Esther Sloan dedicated a bench in honor of Irving Sloan at Library Pond in 2011.

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