Guy P. Tucci, born April 6, 1939 in Washington Hospital to Joseph and Mary Keranko Tucci died Saturday May 25, 2019 in UPMC Mercy Hospital of complications of heart disease.
He graduated in 1957 from Washington High School. He attended Penn State, received a BA degree in Journalism from Bethany College in 1962, and began his pursuit for a MBA at WVU but was called to serve his country from 1962 to 1968 in the United States Air Force. He served overseas in France and England. While stationed at R.A.F. Mildenhall, England, Guy completed his MBA degree at Cambridge University through the MBA program set up with the University of Utah. He was the aircraft maintenance officer for Boeing 707s, known as Silk Purse, the airborne command post over Europe and achieved the rank of Captain.
On September 28, 1963, he married Carole Wrubleski in St. Hilary R.C. Church and promised to take her on an adventure-and what an adventure they had! They lived in France, England, and many cities in the United States, met people from all walks of life, traveled the world, but their favorite places were always at the beach.
Guy held several senior positions in major industries including Avon (Rye, NY), Warner-Amex (Columbus, OH), and Diet Center in Pittsburgh.
In 1994, Guy purchased his own business, Chilbe’rt Tuxedos and sold it in 2006 and retired to do things he loved- to sing, play piano, debate issues, drink wine, and enjoy family, friends and life. He was a member of Immaculate Church Choir and also of the Washington Festival Chorale. He participated in Washington Community Theater plays, was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and the Masons.
He was past President of the Washington Barbershop Singers and past President of East Washington Borough Council.
Surviving are the apples of his eye-his Son P.J. Tucci of Connecticut, his grandchildren Victoria, Joseph, Catherine, and Patrick. Also surviving are several cousins.
Deceased in addition to his parents are his only brother Leonard Tucci and his daughter-in-law Jennifer Tucci. Guy was the last of his immediate family.
Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Thursday in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 1290 Jefferson Avenue in Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday May 31, 2019 in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Washington with Father George Chortos as Celebrant.
A Committal Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2019 in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with and Full Military Honors by the United States Air Force and the American Legion Post #175. A tribute wall is available at www.deangelocare.com.
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