GLENFIELD, NY – Frederick A. “Fritz” Tucker, 79, died on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center where he had been a patient for a week.
Fritz was born on Dec. 24, 1941, the son of the late Frank and Bernette (Bradish) Tucker. He always joked he could have been the next savior. He graduated from General Martin High School.
Fritz married Sharon A. Bush his childhood sweetheart on Nov. 4, 1961, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Glenfield with Rev. Charles Flaherty, officiating. The couple just celebrated their 60th anniversary.
He started at Teal’s Express as a mechanic and retired as a truck driver with 20 plus years of safe driving. After retirement, he worked as a greens keeper at Brantingham Golf Course. He and Sharon made their home on Church Road.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon, their two daughters, Becky L. (Peter) Jarecki; and Robin L. (Kevin) Tucker-Brown; his half brothers and sisters, Jean (Ken) Kirkbride; Tom (Lisa) Tucker; Tammy Thompson; and John (Kathy) Tucker; and his cat Tippy, several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his half brother, Frank Tucker.
Calling hours for family and friends will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Sundquist Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be said 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Glenfield. Burial will follow in Brantingham Cemetery.
Family invites everyone to a luncheon at the 3-G Fire Department following the burial. Food donations may be left at the fire hall starting at 9:00am on Wednesday morning.
Fritz was an honorary member of the 3-G Fire Department, enjoyed hunting and riding his Harley when he was younger. He loved 4 wheeling and cruising in his side by side.
Memorials in Fritz’s name may be made to: 3-G Fire Department, P.O. Box 112, Glenfield, NY 13343
Online condolences may be be made at SundquistFH.com