NEW CASTLE, PA (MyValleyTributes) – Gerald Tucci, 84, formerly of Hermitage, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019, in The Grove at New Castle.
Mr. Tucci was born December 13, 1934, in Mercer, a son of the late Augustino and Annie Bell (Beebe) Tucci.
He attended the Old East Elementary one room school on Valley Road in Mercer.
Gerald served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Alaska during the Korean conflict.
He was employed for 44 years by the former Sawhill Tubular Plant, Wheatland, retiring January 1, 1997. Gerald also worked on and off as a security guard for many local companies.
He was a member of the American Legion, Post #432, Wheatland.
An avid outdoorsman, Gerald enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also bowled in many leagues in his younger years.
His wife, the former Carol Clark, whom he married May 5, 1962, passed away February 3, 1997.
He is survived by two sons, Bradley C. Tucci and his wife, Christine, of Hermitage and Brian R. Tucci and his wife, Donna, of Melbourn, Florida and four grandchildren, Ginnie and Terry Snyder, Breanna Tucci and Tyler George.
In addition to his parents and wife, Gerald was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Snyder; two grandchildren, Brian and Brytney Tucci and eight brothers and sisters.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the American Legion, Post #432, 2 Cherry Street, Wheatland, PA 16161.
There are no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Interment will be in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Jefferson Township.
Arrangements handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
A television tribute will air Friday, May 3 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.