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Jacqueline Tucker

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Jacqueline Tucker

TUCKER: Jacqueline Tucker, retired school teacher and principal, died Saturday, August 18, 2018, of complications of dementia at Seasons at Southpoint in Durham, N.C. She was 79. The daughter of the late Milton and Elaine Green, the former Jacqueline Green was born in Coraopolis, Pa., and raised in Coraopolis and Pittsburgh. A graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School and the University of Pittsburgh, she was a teacher for the Pittsburgh Public Schools and then, in 1972, became the first teacher for Community Day School, a Jewish day school in Pittsburgh. Ms. Tucker later became principal and head of school for Community Day School. She was a life member of Hadassah and board member of Zionist Organization of America. She volunteered for Family House, helping transplant patients both before and after their surgeries. After retiring, she moved to Longboat Key, Fla., and then Durham. Ms. Tucker was an avid bridge player, and along with her husband, the late Robert Tucker, became a bridge life master. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends, entertaining and reading. Ms. Tucker is survived by her children, Jon Tucker, James Tucker (Valerie Hausman) and Amy (Peter) Sloane; her sisters Penelope (Paul) Levy and Joanne (Steve) Jacobs; and her grandchildren Joe Tucker, Harris Tucker, Gabriella Tucker, Andrew Tucker, Justin Tucker, Joshua Sloane (Sonia Silinsky Krupnikova), Jennifer Sloane, and Brandon Sloane. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday, August 22 at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior (10 – 11 a.m.). Interment at Torath Chaim Cemetery, Gibsonia, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to: Community Day School of Pittsburgh, 6424 Forward Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, or Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011 Washington, D.C. 20090-601. schugar.com

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