Olin Wayne Tucker, Sr.

olin picOlin Wayne Tucker, Sr., 71, of 1050 Theresia Street, St. Marys, passed away Monday, September 14, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital in Erie after a lengthy illness.

He was born October 11, 1943, in Ridgway, son of the late Joseph Anthony and Virginia Gertrude Fields Tucker. He was a lifelong resident of the area and worked 32 years at Carbon Graphite. When Olin was in his ninth grade of school, his father suffered a very serious injury which prevented him from working. Olin quit school to help his mother support the family and so that his brothers and sisters could have a good education.

On December 26, 1963, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Sandra A. Fischer, who survives. He is also survived by four daughters, Virginia Singer and her husband Robin of Toby, Georgia Lynn Hoffman of St. Marys, Valerie Sue Tucker of St. Marys, and Kathleen Middleton of Cranesville, PA; three sons, Olin Wayne Tucker, Jr. and his wife Naomi of St. Marys, Clinton John Tucker and his wife Carrie Jo of Dagus Mines, and Anthony Joseph Tucker of Ridgway; 19 Grandchildren, Michael Bowman, Anna Greer, Jonathan Wayne Beimel, Kyle Bradley Beimel, Susan McKinney, Stephanie Tesereau, Mason Hoffman, Ariel Justine Meyer, Cassandra Maletto, Joshua Hnath, Kalib Pritt, Tabitha Largey, Kristin Tucker, Isabella Tucker, Sierra Marie Tucker, Bryson Wayne Tucker, Kayla Joy DeLullo, Josie Elias, and Anthony Joseph Tucker, Jr.; 23 Great Grandchildren, Aliza Greer, Kristen Greer, Kenneth “David” Greer, Brianna Rearick, Zachary Beimel, Jonathan Michael Beimel, Sky Ann Beimel, Kenta Beimel, Abigail Beimel, Maddison Beimel, Keri Beimel, Gavin Beimel, Lynsey Beimel, Kaylin Beimel, David Tesereau III, Matthew Tesereau, Jonathan Michael McKinney, Dani Lynn Redman, Drake Phearsdorf, Nevaeh Angel Clark, Elliott Maletto, Stan Rae Largey, Colton Wayne Largey, and one great grandchild on the way. He is also survived by a sister, Jean Frances Lewis and her husband Lamonte of St. Marys; and two brothers, Daniel Richard Tucker and his wife Mary of Glen Hazel and Joseph James Tucker and his wife Catherine of Johnsonburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Radaelli; a sister, Virginia Marie Ferris; his paternal grandparents, Theresia Glatt Tucker and Jackson America Tucker; and by his beloved maternal grandparents, Florence Hutchins Fields and Horace Raymond Fields who raised him until he was almost four years old and treated him as their very own son.

Olin was a member of the St. Mary’s Church and the American Legion. He was a veteran of the US Navy, helped teach CCD, and was a former member of the Jaycees.

Olin was always a family man. He helped out anyone who needed him. He loved fixing things and was good at mechanics. He enjoyed taking trips and rides so he could see the old neighborhoods. He had a great time always at the Horace Fields Reunions and also at this year’s Jackson Tucker Reunion. He loved his family, friends, and co-workers and was good to all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Friday, September 18, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Western PA, 333 East Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or to the St. Mary’s Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Diane Brenneman September 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

Sandy, Ginger, Georgia, Susie, Kathy, Bud, John and Tony;
My thoughts and prayers are with you all and the rest of the family in this sad time of grief. Olin was such a good man and he will be missed. I am sure he is in a much better place with no more suffering, looking down on all of you with a nice smile, saying: This is my family, who I love deeply.
Love, Diane

Deborah Fields Bickerdyke September 16, 2015 at 10:13 am

Our lives will never been the same without you. You were such a Dear Loving cousin. Words can never express on how our family feels about you and now your loss, we will miss you so much. May you now rest in peace in the arms of your angel. May your family find peace in the beautiful legacy you left behind. You are no longer suffering and I will always carry you in my heart.. Love and prayers.
From Your Uncle Horace Fields Family, We loved you Dearly

Dan Nicklas and family September 18, 2015 at 6:35 am

Sorry for the loss of your dad. He’s really going to be missed. Prayers and thoughts will always be with you guys.

Deedee Burgeson September 18, 2015 at 7:16 am

What a tremendous loss for so many. I’m so sorry for your family and eveyone that knew and loved him.
From our family to yours, deepest condolences.

Lois (Weichman) Alphonso September 18, 2015 at 8:16 am

Georgia, Sandy and the rest of the family:

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your father and husband.

Debbie Wickett September 18, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Sandy, I am so sorry about your loss. Your husband was so nice to me when I came to visit and took us to go see the elk and enjoy dinner. I appreciate all the help your family has given to my mother. You are a truly wonderful soul. God Bless You..

Dave & Kay Gnan September 18, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Sandy,
You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband.
Our condolences also to Olin’s children.
May he now rest in peace.

Tom and Donna Goode September 18, 2015 at 6:31 pm

We send our sympathy to you Sandy and your family. Chuck liked working with your husband. Olin and you Sandy, and your family will be on our prayer list. We are sorry we were not there at the funeral home and church for you and your family. We don’t get the paper. I will never forget your husband. Prayers are coming from our heart to you all. May Olin rest in peace. God bless him!

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