RAVENA – Thomas
Tucker,76, passed away peacefully at home November 20, 2019. He was
the son of the late Howard and Shirley (Bailey) Tucker.
Tom attended Siena
College and Russell Sage College before going on to teach business
subjects and coach at Draper High School in Schenectady and at R-C-S
High School. Upon retirement he became the Editor- In - Chief for
ten years at the Ravena News Herald.
Tom was a
veteran of the U.S. Army and NYS Army National Guard. He was a
member of New York State basketball official’s organization for 25
years, the New York State Teacher’s Association and the National
Educational Association. Also known to many as “Big T”, he was one
of the finest athletes playing football, basketball and baseball. He
was named first team all star in all three sports in the Central
Hudson Valley League.
his children, Tracy (Thomas) Keppler, Jennifer (Todd) Polverelli and
Anthony (Kristina) Tucker; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Tom was predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Judy Green
Tucker; son Lance Tucker; and brother, Timothy Tucker.
All services for Thomas were held privately at the convenience of
the family. Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to The
Senior Projects of Ravena, 9 Bruno Blvd, Ravena, NY 12143.