John (Jack) R. Tucker, Jr. of Economy Borough, age 87, graduated into eternal life on February 5th peacefully at home. He was the son of the late Maxine and John Tucker of Morgantown, West Virginia. He was preceded in death by Don Tucker (brother), Jane and Richard Chambers, (sister-in-law & brother-in-law); and his in-laws Beryl and Frank Smith Corbin.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Bettie Eileen Corbin Tucker, a son, Eric Tucker (Justine); a daughter, Lori Tucker Mastroianni (Silvio); two loving grandchildren, Pasquale Mastroianni and Talia Mastroianni; and 3 nieces and 2 nephews.
John graduated from Morgantown High School and then enlisted in the Navy for four years. He received extensive training in the service and was ultimately assigned to the USS Lowry, a destroyer, as an electrician’s mate. After his tour in the Navy, he attended West Virginia University and Point Park University where he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering, graduating cum laude.
Beginning as a draftsman for the American Bridge Division in Ambridge, PA, John was later transferred to Pittsburgh where he worked as an Engineer for USX Corporation, he was instrumental in the design of the Houston Astrodome & the New Orleans Super Dome before retiring after 34 years of service.
Being a devoted Christian, and a lifetime member of the Methodist church, he taught Sunday School, and was involved in the Christian Business Men’s Committee teaching Bible studies.
Private burial will take place at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Morgantown, WV.
Professional Services were handled by the CORLESS-MATTER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, LLC 1133 Church Street, Ambridge, PA 15003. Online condolences may be shared at www.corlessmatterfuneralhome.com.