John Barnett Tucker

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WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. - John Barnett Tucker, 85, died at his home in Williamstown on March 20, 2014, of lymphoma, from being exposed to Agent Orange during the Korean War.

He was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Lawrence, Mass., to the late Samuel James Barnett and the late Ethel McLaughlin. He was the beloved son of the late Richard Tucker of North Woodstock, N.H. He was raised in Effingham, N.H., by his grandparents, Albert and Mary McLaughlin. He was a 1947 graduate of North Woodstock High School.

As a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, he was a radio operator for the C-119 Troop Carrier Squadron in Korea. He received the Bronze Star for the Communist Forces Spring Offensive. He retired in 1986 from Lucent Technologies as area manager for Central and Southern New Jersey.

He is survived by his beloved family, his wife of 64 years, Catherine; children Patricia, William, Kenneth and Mary, all of New Jersey; siblings Richard of Wolcott, Conn., Robert of Arkansas, Marion Walsh of North Woodstock, N.H., Anne McCoy of Campton, N.H., Sue Ellen Balestra of Lebanon, N.H., and Nina Toutant of Lisbon N.H.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild..

SERVICES: Family and friends are welcome to a graveside service at Riverside Cemetery, Lincoln, N.H., at the McLaughlin grave site on July 27 at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon at Waterville Estates, 29 Parker Road, in Campton.

Donations in his memory may be made to the .

Published in Union Leader on July 9, 2014
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