In Memory

Mark L. Tucci

Mark L. Tucci

Mark L. Tucci passed away unexpectedly Friday afternoon at his residence in Cove Village, Zion Grove.

Born and raised in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Lewis C. and Anna Rose (Mussoline) Tucci and played football for the Mountaineers, donning the name "Mr. Football," and nicknamed "Animal." He was a graduate of Hazleton High School and, after high school, he went onto receive a bachelor's degree in psychology from Marywood University.

For many years, he was a psychologist for United Charities Home, West Hazleton. He cherished his role at the home, counseling individuals in need. He was well loved for the services he provided. He later worked at Forbo Flooring Systems and finished his career at Bemis Plastic Manufacturing.

In addition to his work career, his greatest achievement was proudly serving in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for over 25 years. His highest rank was sergeant tank commander. He received numerous awards and lived the mantra, "Do what you love, and you'll never work another day in your life." It was the best time of his life.

In addition to his strong work ethic, Mark was an avid history buff and enjoyed building model airplanes and lifeguarding at the Cove pool. Wherever Mark was, Pink Floyd was playing loudly in the background.

Mark was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.

He will be remembered as a kind and generous father, uncle and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Melissa; cherished grandson, Rocco; a sister, Mary Tucci, Hazleton; and a brother, Carmen Tucci, Benton. Also surviving are his caring nieces and nephews, Star, Sabrina, Carmen Jr., Louie, John, Isaiah and Tabby; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Also surviving is his former wife, Linda (Bartow) Tucci.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Joseph B. Conahan Funeral Home Inc., 532 N. Vine St., Hazleton. Deacon Robert Roman will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until time of service.

Burial will take place in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with military honors.

All COVID-19 restrictions will be enforced. Social distancing and masks required.

To leave a sympathy message, please visit the funeral home's website at

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02/20/21 02:49 AM #1    

Karen L. Martinkovic

Remembering good times (among other things) shared. Rest peacefully dear friend. See ya when I see Home, on 'The Dark Side of the Moon." 

Breathe (reprise) Lyrics:
"Home, home again.
I like to be here when I can.
When I come home cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones beside the fire.
Far away across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells."

02/20/21 12:09 PM #2    

Thomas J. Holloman, II


          As a team member I appreciate your contibutions to us all, known or unknown, and I pray that the team of God you have ascended to you will continue to be a contribution to HIM. God Bless, a distant friend in Jesus Christ. Amen.



02/21/21 05:10 PM #3    

Mark D. Osif

Rest In Peace old friend.

02/25/21 10:08 AM #4    

Michael (Lennie) Saleeba

Rest in peace Mark.

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