Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2014
Harry J. Tucker Jr., 86, of Camillus, passed away Monday at St.
Joseph's Hospital Health Center.
Born in Washington, D.C., to the late Harry and Lillian Tucker, he
was a 1945 graduate of Western High School.
A Navy veteran of WW II, Harry served on the USS Coral Sea. He
then graduated in 1951 from George Washington Univ. where he
received a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering. He moved to
Camillus in 1960. Employed by General Electric Co. for 39 years, retiring on June 1,
1992, Harry worked in anti-submarine warfare development and also for two years at the
Naval Research Lab in Anacostia, Washington, D.C. and one year as an associate
professor at George Washington University.
He was active in many civic activities including the Boy Scouts, Syracuse Music Theater,
Syracuse Cinephile Society and the Syracuse Kiltie Band.
He enjoyed traveling and had many memorable experiences.
Harry was predeceased by his son, Russell, in 2013.
Surviving are his beloved wife and high school sweetheart of 65 years, the former
Annabelle Yates; son, Steven (Anne) Allen Tucker of Kensington, MD; daughter, Kathryn
Anne Tucker of Reston, VA; sisters, Margaret (Harry) Schoen of Spartanburg, SC and
Carolyn Tucker of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Thomas (Ellen) Tucker of Florida; grandsons,
Gregory and Nicholas Tucker; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at the Buranich Funeral
Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Harry's name to your local public library.
Share condolences at www.BuranichFH.com
Date of Death: April 14, 2014