David N. Tucker

Profile Updated: December 5, 2018
David N. Tucker
Residing In: Green Brook, NJ USA
Spouse/Partner: Nelie
Occupation: Husband,father,grandfather, Insurance Risk Advisor, Son of God
Children: Cornelia, born 1968; Annette, born 1970, Rebecca born 1977, Suzanne, born 1979, David, 1981, and finally, More…Mary Catherine, born 1983.
We also have 11 grandchildren. Cornelia has Anabell, 15; Annette has Bennett, 22, Cornelia, 20 and Colin 17; Suzanne has Carolena, 15, Eva, 12 and Susie, 8, Rebecca has Ella, 10, Zoe, 7 and Tucker 4. Mary Catherine has Naima, 5.
Happily, all the kids live nearby, except Suzanne and her family, who are in Corning, NY.
The "only son" just finished a solo album in La, and I flew out to drive home with him, sort of a reverse road trip. We survived the experience, grew very close and anyone interested may visit Davetuckermusic.com, to check out the music. He will go back later this year to do a band album.
The kids all have a very strong art gene, although I can't draw a straight line, except in Mr. what's his names drafting class. Cornelia was a Fine Arts major & works with her husband in their IT and web-design co., Annette is a gifted writer, Rebecca was also a Fine Arts major and worked as a design assistant for a high-end, NYC, shoe company; Suzanne is very gifted with the young and is working on a children's book, David is the musician ( I taught him everything I knew, mainly a "C" cord, and he did the rest); and Mary Catherine, a Ceramics major and fabric designer. She designed costumes for a troupe in last January's Mummers Parade in Phila.
Mrs. Trott would be pleased to know that I have finally learned how to spell, and have finished the first draft of a novel.
Military Service: Army  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Since 1960:

Trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. At 75, having survived a stage IV battle with Melanoma, and 52 years of marriage, things have pretty much fallen into place. I like helping people, which fits with business insurance. I hire out as the insurance advisor for the management teams of small and medium-sized companies. I also mentor a group of christian men with whom I meet weekly.
Graduated from the University of Virginia in 1964, with a BA in English. Varsity letter in swimming; played Lacrosse. Commissioned in the Army as 2 Lt. of Infantry.
The business life began with a two-year stint in the Army after ROTC in college. This included a tour in Korea as a platoon leader and one at Ft. Myers in Arlington as a security officer. Spent 7 years in the reserves; Special Forces, Army Intelligence and Training Command; Left as a Captain to pursue a more spiritual calling, working with Marriage Encounter.
Worked in the insurance industry since 1966, and am now with a local agency, as a Risk Advisor and Non-Profit insurance specialist. Also have served for past 7 years on the Board of the Adult Day Center of Somerset County, caring for the frail elderly with early to mid-stage dementia and alzheimers, where Nelie's mom was for four years. Just finished term as Board Chair, so keeping busy.

School Story:

Greg Taubeneck playing for a school assembly and popping the head off a drumstick in the middle of it, but kept on going.
Having Karen Kuivinen move in next door to me when I lived in Rochester, NY. We were very close to the sellers and sad when they left. Eventually, I noticed this familiar face going in and out, and recognized her. Too bad we didn't keep in touch.

Second Residence/Phone:

My sister and I inherited a family cottage in the town of Brookfield, Vt. It was built by my mother's great uncle in about 1880. My sister, Connie and her husband have a B & B in the town, and have been caretakers of the cottage. We're having a memorial service there August 1st for Mom, who passed away last October. We'll be putting a carved marble bench in her garden, along with planting a red maple in her memory.

Do you plan to attend the reunion?

Yes

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