Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker, age 88, formerly of Williamstown, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. He was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut. A career military serviceman, Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker served his country, his fellow veterans of all ages, and seniors throughout New Jersey with great honor and pride.
His amazing life will be forever memorialized in the lives of his beloved wife of 64 years, Ursula E Tucker, and his daughter, Nancy Anjolie Ashmore or Orlando, Florida, his cherished sister, Mildred Hodge,of Newington, Connecticut, his grandson, John Novak, of Taipei, Taiwan, and his granddaughter, Dominique Novak, of Orlando, Florida, as well as his 4 great grandchildren.
Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker's distinguished military career of more than 20 years and endless advocacy efforts on behalf of thousands of veterans and seniors, demonstrates the true meaning of sacrifice and love for one's fellow man that have made this world a better place. He worked tirelessly for both- retired and active/non-active veterans through many programs, including most recently, the Wounded Warriors in 2015. Equally, he provided knowledge and assistance to seniors throughout New Jersey. He will be remembered by all whose lives he touched.
Visitation for Retired Sgt. Major Howard C. Tucker will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., with the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, in Orlando, FL 32811 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at 1:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida with full military honors.