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Dr. Marvin A. Tuckman


1925 - 2019
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Dr. Marvin A. Tuckman

Fair Lawn - Dr. Marvin A. Tuckman of Fair Lawn, NJ, passed away on February 6, 2019. He was born in 1925, and raised in Paterson, NJ. Marvin was a devoted son to the late Max and Sarah Tuckman, as well as a devoted husband to the late Claire Marcus Tuckman who predeceased him six months ago after being married for 70 years. He is survived by his son Dr. Drew Tuckman of Myrtle Beach, SC; his daughter Jane Smith and son-in-law Dr. Terence Smith of Wyckoff, NJ; his three grandchildren - Leigh Tuckman of Australia; Adam Tuckman of Pennsylvania; Dr. Steven Smith and his wife Stacy of Wyckoff, NJ. He is also survived by his niece and nephew, Joan and Jared Konesky of Wayne, NJ. Marvin's family would like to thank his longtime caregivers for their love, support and assistance in his later years. Marvin was laid to rest at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ on February 7, 2019. Memorial donations in memory of Marvin Tuckman may be made to the Indiana University Foundation at iufoundation.iu.edu., or to the . Arrangements by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn, NJ.

Dr. Marvin Tuckman earned a B.S. Degree from Indiana University and his D.D.S. Degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1947. He went on to earn his Graduate Specialty Degree in Periodontics and Oral Medicine from New York University in 1951.

His Military Service included being in the U.S. Navy, 1944-45 during WWII and the U.S. Army during the Korean War, 1st Lt., Dental Corps, 1951-53 where he was Chief of Periodontics, U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

His hospital appointment was at Barnett Memorial Hospital Center, Paterson, NJ. where he was on staff for many years.

His academic appointment was at Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine. An Instructor- 1959-63, Assistant Professor-1963-73, Associate Professor- 1973-81, Professor- 1981-83, Consultant and Lecturer-1983-89. He was also the Editor of The Dialog at FDU Dental School.

His many honors include: Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology; Fellow, American College of Dentists; Fellow, International College of Dentists; Academic Fellow, American Academy of Oral Medicine; Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society.

His Professional Societies include: Passaic County Dental Society (President- 1959-1960); Bergen County Dental Society; New Jersey Dental Association; American Dental Association; American Medical Association; American Academy of Periodontology; American Academy of Oral Medicine; Northeastern Society of Periodontists (Member on Board of Directors); New Jersey Society of Periodontists (President- 1965-66); International Association for Dental Research; Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity (President of Passaic-Bergen Alumni Chapter of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, 1960-61).

He is the author of several research papers, and presented to many clinics.

Marvin had many passions but his main one was his family. He loved being a husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his profession, loved to work, and was admired and respected by both his patients and colleagues. He worked until 2009. His partner in his practice was his son-in-law and they had more of a father-son relationship than a father-in-law son-in-law one. Marvin and his wife loved traveling all over the world but his favorite area to travel to was Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marvin was a humble man, a kind man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
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