Bernard Lee Tucker, 71, postal worker, veteran

April 22, 2003

Bernard Lee Tucker, a retired postal worker and Korean War combat veteran, died of undetermined causes April 15 at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 71.

Born in Baltimore and raised on McCulloh Street, he was a 1950 graduate of Douglass High School and earned a diploma at the former Cortez W. Peters Business School.

He served in the Army in Korea in the early 1950s, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart.

Mr. Tucker retired in 1987 after more than three decades with the U.S. Postal Service. He had been a union shop steward and worked at the main post office on East Fayette Street.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 10 years, the former Virginia Eldridge; a son, Dwayne B. Tucker Sr. of Glen Burnie; a brother, William H. Tucker of Owings Mills; two stepdaughters, Darlene V. Sills of Jessup and Sharon Eldridge of Glen Burnie; and four grandchildren. His first wife, the former Mary Anna Fowlkes, died in 1985.

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