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William "Skip" Tuck

William Skip Tuck




Funeral Information

Home: Folcroft, PA
Date of Death: November 4, 2014
Place of Birth: Drexel Hill, PA
Birthdate: September 15, 1952
Age: 62


William C. "Skip" "Stoney" Tuck of Folcroft Pa, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer, passed away peacefully at home on November 4th, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.  
Born in Drexel Hill and raised in Stonehurst Hills, Upper Darby, he was the son of the late Mildred (Walker) Tuck and Vincent Pinto and adopted son of Bryant Tuck. Upon graduating from Upper Darby High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy and was a decorated Vietnam veteran serving with the Brown Water Navy. After his tour in Vietnam he became a navy cook. His recipe for Italian Stromboli is still talked about today most notably from his shipmates aboard the Wm. V. Pratt. A patriotic man, Stoney made it a point to "Welcome Home" all Vietnam and active military he met. His years in the Navy gave him the opportunity to see the world and live in various places including the Philippines.  
He was past commander for the Sharon Hill American Legion Post 193, past president for the Southeast Delco Employees Union. A people person, once Skip became friends with someone, he was a friend for life. He with his wife Barbara, opened their door to everyone, from a hot meal to a place to lay their head, which led affectionately to having their house called the one with the revolving door.  
Skip enjoyed gardening, auctions and flea markets, nature and especially cooking for and spending time with his family. 

Survivors: Skip leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Barbara Tuck (nee Rostovich), his children, Christine Tuck, Anthony Tuck, Kelly (Marvin) Hood, William (Jennifer) Tuck and Benjamin (Melissa) Howarth, his sisters, Dianna (Bruce) McCollum, Linda (Glenn) Marshall, Tina (Joseph) Rieger, Karen (Nicholas) Curcio, his brothers, William (Barbara) Pinto, Robert (Shelia) Dumas, Thomas Dumas, godmother Marlene Walker, goddaughter Meghan Rieger, sixteen grandchildren, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and his band of brothers from the USS William V. Pratt (DDG-44) 
Funeral Service: 10:30AM, Sat. at St. George Church, Lamont Ave. Glenolden, PA. 19036 
Viewing: 7-9PM on Friday and 9-10AM on Saturday, both are being held at McCausland Garrity Marchesani Funeral Home, 343 S. Chester Pike Glenolden, PA. 19036 
Burial: SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wissahickon Hospice, Suite 300, 150 Monument Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 
Slide show tribute to shipmate Stoney Tuck of the crew of the USS WILLIAM V. PRATT (DDG-44).

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11/06/14 12:42 PM #1    

Patti-Jo Mercier (Wike)

I just joined the site and was going to look Skip up. I'm so saddened to read today he has left us. He was a great person and made our world at Upper Darby more fun. Rest in peace. 

11/06/14 12:56 PM #2    

Peggy(Margaret) Wilson

Skip and I were in the same homeroom.  He would always try and crack everyone up and would get in trouble.  Sometimes he got away with it.  Coming fromm catholic school it was hard on me to adjust to boys being in your classes.  He made me feel welcomed.  Any time you had to nominate someone he would always nominate me.  Why I don't know.  It was great to rekindle our school friendship working on the committee and Facebook.  We would talk about cooking and recipes, about his lovely wife Barb, his family and his illness.  You will be missed by so many.  Skip was rich in love from family and friends.  God Bless you and keep you safe until we all can have a reunion in the sky.


11/07/14 10:40 AM #3    

Tony Pipitone

I was really looking forward to our next reunion to see many old friend's since I missed the last one. I was especially looking to catch up with skip. His wit and laughter will always be remembered. 

RIP Friend

11/08/14 09:27 PM #4    

Stephanie Abramides (Hittinger)

Today we said good bye to Skip. My heart is overwhelmed with sadness. 

I may have lost you my dear friend; but you will always be in my thoughts which will keep you in my heart and by my side always...  very much alive in me!

Love you Skip!!!


11/09/14 09:01 AM #5    

Cheryl Eisenhuth (Whiteley)

"We want to tell you something so there won't be any doubt; your so wonderful to think of but so hard to be without.

We can not bring the old days back when we were all together, but the memories we made in school will live in our hearts forever."

Rest in Peace ♥                

11/09/14 06:55 PM #6    

Rose Mary Smith (Craven/Smith)

  Rest in peace Skip, you suffered more than you showed the world. You are loved by so many and you left us all with a empty hole in our hearts, but it is filled with fond memories from a guy who knew how to treat people.

  We first met at the Bywood Elementary School playground way back when we had to be home before dark. Over the years we kept bumping into each other, whether it was in school or at the Bonner dance. We shared many laughs together. It was nice when we last met or agian bumped into each other so to speak a couple of years ago and had the chance to share a cup of coofee and again many more laughts.

  Keep the oven on and bake those awesome strombolies I am hearing so much about. You are at peace now with some of your loved one's so till we meet, or bump into each other again. Keep on smiling....wink 

  Your forever friend, 


11/10/14 09:19 AM #7    

Ken Scott

I have not seen Skip since High School but I will always remember him.  I don't remember what class it was but we had an assignment to stand in front of the class and speak about something that we knew about. Skip brought in a cake he had made and proceeded to show us how to put icing on a cake. I was impressed by two things, the skill he had in icing the cake and not being afraid to do something that only a girl would do. From my prospective in the 1960’s being able to ice a cake was not considered to be a manly thing (how stupid was that). Skip always had a smile on his face and was fun to be around.

Ken Scott

11/13/14 07:32 PM #8    

Edward Seitz

Skip Tuck was the first real patriot I knew. He was true to his calling. When many of his peers were ' protesting', he followed his heart and words and enlisted in the service. I was truly impressed. I never saw Skip after high school, but judging from the testimonals and comments made here,It was my loss not to have been in his company. RIP

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