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Donald M. Tucker ’61

Published in Feb.11, 2004, issue

Don Tucker died of a heart attack while jogging Aug. 17, 2003, in New Bedford, Mass.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Don came to Princeton from Episcopal Academy. At Princeton he majored in history and took his meals at Cottage Club, rooming senior year with Steve Rhoads, Andy Walker, and the late Jack Siegel.

Following Penn law school, Don practiced in Philadelphia, NYC, and then Massachu-setts. He retired as vice president and general counsel of Wyman Gordon in Worcester to join the Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies in South Dartmouth, Mass., as executive director. This position allowed him to nurture his lifelong passion for the outdoors. "It was a perfect fit for him," observed Kumkum Amin, Don's partner of five years. He was an avid fly fisherman.

In addition to Kumkum and his former wife, Woody, Don is survived by daughters Elise and Rebecca; son Ben; a brother; and five grandchildren. Toby Rankin, Bill Miller, John Bennett, and Dusty Reeder attended Don's memorial service. With his family and friends, we mourn his passing.

The Class of 1961

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Al Evans 62 Says:

2012-02-02 10:16:34

I knew Don as a member of Cottage Club. I was a member of the '62 section and Don went out of his way to make me feel comfortable. My memory of Don is of a very classy and very nice guy.
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