Marcus O. Tucker
1934 - 2015
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Retired juvenile court Judge Marcus O. Tucker, a pillar in the African-American community who in 1976 became the first black judge appointed to the Long Beach Municipal Court before rising to a post on the Los Angeles County Superior Court, died on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, of heart complications. He was 80.
Published in Press-Telegram on Aug. 11, 2015.
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August 26, 2015
I owe my current career to Judge Tucker, who invited me to join the panel in 1996. He was a very caring, warm, and compassionate bench officer.
Ina Tjandrasuwita
August 17, 2015
I feel very fortunate to have know Judge Tucker and as a law student and young attorney. He gave me my first job out of law school as his research attorney in 1994. He put me on the path, I am still on today helping children in need over 20 years later! He will be greatly missed!
Lara Holtzman
August 12, 2015
It was a privilege to know Marcus for 60 years. During that time, he became a role model along with Indira and inspired me to become more than I am. They made the world a better place becauae they were here. The world is a sadder place with their loss.

Rest in peace, beloved friends,

Julie Judge
August 11, 2015
One of the many things I will miss about Judge Tucker (who I know as Uncle Marcus) is his humility. He is such a intelligent, wise, and academically savvy person but yet in still he is always willing to listen and learn from others. He never carried himself as superior over others yet we all know he had a superior status. I learned quite a deal from this amazing man and will miss our discussions on life, politics, social economics, philosophy, and etc. Truly he is in a class of his own! A man with such a gentle soul but a man who made history. A man who will never be forgotten! I Love you to life and will never forget the lifelong lessons you taught me throughout the years your presence in my life helped me to become and better person and for this I am eternally grateful.
Nicole Rocha (Williams)
Nicole Rocha (Williams)
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