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Passed away peace-fully with family at his bedside at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, on January 2, 2012. He was born October 17, 1928 to Holman Dean Pettibone and Marie (Moll) Pettibone of Chicago, IL.
He was the youngest of six children. Tuck was raised in Winnetka, IL where he graduated from New Trier High School. He attended Beloit College in Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in Art in 1951. After graduation, he attended Officer Candidate School with the U.S. Army and received a commission as a Second Lieutenant. Tuck served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 including service in the Korean conflict with the Army Corps of Engineers.
Tuck was preceded in death by his parents Holman and Marie, his sisters Georgia, Jean, and Barbara, his first wife Louise, second wife Suzy, and stepson Jay Ginter.
Tuck is survived by his older brother Richard Dean Pettibone of Evanston, IL; and sister Marie "Patsy" McKeown (Edwin) of Piedmont, CA; his wife Patricia (Lee Young) Pettibone; son John Pettibone (Marian); daughter Marie Llewellyn (Parker); son Holman Dean "Chip" Pettibone III (Margie); daughters Laura Pettibone (Anne Jenkins) and Anne Odell (Colin). He is also survived by his dear granddaughters Katherine "Katie" Pettibone, Mari Pettibone, Georgie Pettibone, and Chloe Snyders; and grandsons Ward Pettibone, Joseph "Joey" Pettibone, Holman Dean Pettibone IV and Gavin Snyders. Tuck is also survived by his stepdaughters Margot Toomey (Jim) and Kristin Northrop-Hill (Frank), and son Michael Ginter (Cathy). Surviving grandchildren include Brandin Northrop (Sarah), Kendall Northrop, Courtney Toomey, and Connor Toomey.
Tuck will be remembered for his eternal optimism, sense of humor, and passion for tennis, sailing on San Francisco Bay, skiing and building homes. For almost ten years the family lived at Lake Tahoe and enjoyed local outdoor activities. Tuck enjoyed being involved in community affairs, as President of the Orinda Association, President of the Bay Area Mortgage Association in San Francisco, and more recently in Spokane, as a member of the Architectural Design Review Committee and Board member of the Spokane Racquet Club. He was truly a master builder, and not just of houses. Wherever he lived, he built a true home, in every sense of the word-"a loving and welcoming place, with fun and laughter, and embracing warmth from his bear hugs as well as the fireplace. He also built strong bonds with friends and family.
There will be a memorial service at Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 2:00 pm and he will be interred at the Winnetka Congregational Church yard in early summer 2012.
We give special thanks for his loving care at Deaconess Hospital.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Spokane Racquet Club at 1903 South Dearborn, Spokane, WA 99223.
Heritage Funeral Home
508 North Government Way
Spokane, WA 99224
Published in Spokesman-Review from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2012