BOWDOINHAM — Douglas Owen Tuck, 73, died June 1 at his home after a long illness.
Born Feb. 15, 1938, in Calais, he was a son of Josiah H. and Laura C. Sennett Tuck, and grew up in Bath and Portland.
In 1955 he joined the U.S. Air Force, and served in various places around the world including Vietnam, until he retired in 1976.
After he retired from the Air Force, he moved to Bowdoinham and worked at the Bath Iron Works until he retired in 2003.
On May 25, 1968, he married Judith L. Rome.
Throughout his adult life he was an avid motorcyclist and snowmobile rider.
The family would like to thank the medical staff at the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, CHANS Home Healthcare, and the caring people from hospice.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Judith Tuck of Bowdoinham; four children, Randolph Tuck and his wife Mary of St. Augustine, Fla., Sharon Chafee and her husband Charles of Mystic, Conn., Lawrence Tuck and his wife Christine of Weare, N.H., and Michael Tuck and his wife Sandra of Oakland; a brother, George Chester Horne and his wife Bonnie of Georgetown; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 22, at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, with a reception to follow at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Maine Division, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086
Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.