TUCKER, Corky

TUCKER, Corky

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Tucker - Corky Raymond

81, formerly of Orchard Park, NY, passed peacefully June 7, 2019 in Florida. He was superintendent of Hillcrest Cemetery with 30 years of service. His family worked at the cemetery for four generations, and he often left school early to help his Uncle dig a grave. He served as President of the Cemetery Assoc. of WNY. A car-lover, he owned C & C Motors for ten years. He was a basketball star in school, earning a scholarship to Alfred University. During the Cold War he volunteered for the Army and spent 18 months in Germany. He is survived by his beloved wife, Roberta Mary McGrath; his beloved sister, Nancy Whetstone (Prof. Robert) of Lafayette, CO; children, Elizabeth Merrell Gross (Derek), Carl Tucker (Donna Amadori), Clay Tucker (Donna Serra), Sarah Bless (Doug), Rebecca Kaiser (Keith); 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Joan Woolgar Kabel; son, Christian Tucker (Maria Gambino); stepdaughter, Maureen Roselyn Jendraszek. A Celebration of Life will be held in Orchard Park, NY this fall. MERRITT FH (352)796-6699

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