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David R. Tucker

April 12, 1939 — June 22, 2020

David R. Tucker, 81, of Camillus, passed away quietly with his family by his side on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Francis House. David was born in Cortland to the late Kermit and Gertrude Tucker. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Cortland and was a US Navy veteran who served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. David retired from the NY Telephone Company/Verizon after 30 years. He was a man of great Catholic faith who loved St. Mary’s Church in Cortland, where he was a member of the choir. He then belonged to Holy Family Church after moving to Camillus. David loved his faith, family and being a husband, father and grandfather. David had a cottage on Owasco Lake for 40 years, where he enjoyed boating, fishing, sailing, hunting and golfing with his grandson. An avid sports fan, he loved football and basketball. In David’s younger years at St. Mary’s, he was a wonderful basketball player. He had a passion for music and played the piano and guitar. Christmas was a beautiful time for him, as he enjoyed singing and dancing with his beloved family. Family time was his pride and joy. David was the most compassionate husband, father, grandfather and to all who loved him.

David was predeceased by his son, Kermit; and brother, Jack.

Surviving are his loving wife of 56 ½ years, the former Ellen Lanigan; daughters, Margie (Daniel) Edwards and Gretchen Porter; grandchildren, Kay, David, Jacob, Kailee, Emma and Olivia; brother, Michael; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Syracuse. We will be following the NYS guidelines regarding capacity and social distancing. Face coverings are required. David will be laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cortland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic School, 61 N. Main St., Cortland, NY 13045 or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 98018, Washington, D.C. 20090.
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