Lucas Vitarius

Obituary of Lucas Peter Vitarius

Please share a memory of Lucas to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.
Lucas Peter Vitarius (Luke), 45, known affectionately by friends as ‘LV’ and ‘Wookiee’, passed away on November 3, 2021 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY. Born in Binghamton, NY, on September 6, 1976, Luke grew up in Sanford, NY, ran cross-country, played basketball, and graduated from Deposit Central School, in Deposit, NY. He graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Natural Resources. During college, Luke played bass guitar in the band, ‘Sweet William’. Subsequently, he played electric guitar in several bands (Hog Fat, Rust of Reason, 12 oz. Muzzle), performing around the region (Ithaca, Elmira, Binghamton), plus sites in Pennsylvania. He was considered a bit of a rock star among his followers! Since Luke loved music, he amassed quite a CD collection, He was also a LEGO master, X-Box gamer, Star Wars fan (and Wookiee impersonator!), and Buffalo Bills fan, besides being known for his sense of humor. After college, Luke worked in Ithaca’s Collegetown as owner of Then & Now Records. Later, he was employed as a bartender at The Chariot, The Nines, and Rulloff’s, all also located in Collegetown. Luke is survived by his parents, Doug and Nancy Vitarius; sister and brother-in-law, Emily and David Bednarski; nephew, Benjamin; niece, Anelia; aunts and uncles, Anita and David Schmitz, Wendy and Nick Caldiero; aunts, Sharon Dickinson and Millie DesBiens, and special family friend, ‘Aunt’ Joan. The family is especially grateful to A.J. Bouchie, Luke’s friend, who helped him at a critical time, and Mary (Berry) Edwards, another friend, who is helping us through this difficult time. An outdoor celebration of Luke’s life is being planned for next summer. Luke had a slew of friends and touched so many hearts! We will all miss him greatly!
To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Lucas Vitarius, please visit our Tree Store
A Memorial Tree was planted for Lucas
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Ithaca Cremation Services
Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event
About this Event
Lucas Vitarius

In Loving Memory

Lucas Vitarius

1976 - 2021

Look inside to read what others have shared
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.
Services for Lucas Vitarius
There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by planting a tree in memory of Lucas Vitarius.
Plant a tree in memory of Lucas