FRANCIS C., of Phila., PA passed away at his home on Dec. 21, 2012 ten days shy of his 81st birthday. Beloved husband of Mary Ann Tucker for 35 years. Adored Father to the late Jean Barker and Kathleen (Steven) Longwith of Erial NJ. Loving Grandfather to Jamie DaSilva, Rodney Miller, Jr., Dennis (Abby) Uhl. Great grandfather to Gabrielle and Alexis. Brother to Daniel Tucker of South Korea. Francis was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Philadelphia Art Museum and he also was a professor at the University of Arts where he taught generations of students up until this spring 2012. He was an artist who loved to paint landscapes as well as a custom frame maker. Francis kept a studio open where he continued to live his life sharing his knowledge and expertise with his many generations of students. He loved traveling the world to visit with his students. Francis' paintings are hung in many Art Museums and homes across the United States and Europe. A celebration of his life will be held sometime in 2013. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to: Conemaugh Health Foundation, 1086 Franklin Street, Johnstown, PA 15905: For Nursing Education only.

Published on on Dec. 31, 2012