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Edwin Marshall Tucker

d. July 30, 2023

Cheshire

Edwin Marshall Tucker

Edwin Marshall Tucker of Cheshire, Connecticut, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 95 years old and was the loving husband of Carolyn (Davison) Tucker, who passed away at the age of 89 in January of this year.

He was known as Edwin to his many business associates and Marshall to friends and family. Edwin Marshall was born in 1927 in Hartford, Connecticut, to the late Edwin Woodford and Gertrude (Marshall) Tucker. He grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, where he lived with his mother, his brother, David, and his maternal grandparents, Ingram and Daisy (Reinhard) Marshall. He graduated from Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts, in June of 1946. He then volunteered for the United States Army and served with the 64th Field Artillery Battalion in the occupation forces in Japan. After his discharge in 1948, he attended Champlain College in Plattsburgh, New York, for two years, after which he attended the University of Connecticut, graduating in 1952. Edwin started work at First New Haven National Bank after his graduation from college and retired 40 years later, in 1992, as an Assistant Vice President in the Trust Department of Bank of America, which had absorbed First New Haven after a series of mergers.

On June 28, 1958, Marshall was married to Carolyn Clark Davison, a teacher, whom he had met on a blind date in September the year before. They were married by Carolyn’s father, a Baptist minister, in Newark, New Jersey. After a honeymoon to Nova Scotia, they settled into their first home in Cheshire where they soon welcomed their first child, William. Before the birth of their second son, Robert, in 1961, they moved to a larger home near the center of Cheshire where they stayed for 40 years.

Marshall and Carol enjoyed many summer vacations at her family’s cottage on Grindstone Island in the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York. Many great times were spent there every summer with Carol’s family fishing, sailing, swimming, and enjoying island life. Uncle Marshall is fondly remembered there for his vegetable garden and for spending many summers building stone walls which still stand along the waterfront. Later in life he and Carol enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Among their favorite trips were those they took to the Caribbean Islands, Switzerland, England, Alaska, and the Southwest.

Throughout his life Marshall was an active volunteer for many organizations, beginning as a young man with the Jaycees in New Haven. Along with Carol, Marshall was a longtime active member of the First Congregational Church of Cheshire, where he served on many committees and was the church Treasurer for 22 years. Many of his closest friends were made within the church family. He was also active in the Boy Scouts as the treasurer of Troop 92 in Cheshire and with the Southeast District of the Long Trails Council. He was also the treasurer at the Cheshire Senior Center, and he was a volunteer tax preparer with AARP for 21 years after he retired. When Carol and Marshall moved to Elim Park in 2009he continued his volunteering there, helping with several activities and committees, but was perhaps best known for organizing weekly pool tournaments.

Having been predeceased by his wife, Marshall leaves his sons, William M. Tucker of Chicago, Illinois, and Robert I. Tucker and his wife Jennifer Huestis of Woodbridge, Connecticut, his grandsons, Ethan Tucker (Emilie Pass) and George Tucker. He was predeceased by his brother, David Tucker of San Anselmo, California, but is survived by David’s wife, Jano, and children, Andrew and Annie. He is also survived by Carol’s brother, James V. Davison, her brother-in-law, Robert Binhammer, and her sister-in-law, Beverly Davison, all of Madison, Wisconsin, as well as nine nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Carol’s brother, Andrew Davison, and her sister, Anne Binhammer.

A memorial service in celebration of Marshall’s life will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in Nelson Hall at the Elim Park Baptist Home at 150 Cook Hill Road in Cheshire. Burial will be held privately. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Memorial Fund of the First Congregational Church of Cheshire. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire has care of arrangements. For additional information or to leave words of sympathy please visit www.fordfh.com.

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