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 Joseph "Joe" G. Tucker Bio

 

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Joseph George "Joe" Tucker,
b- Dec 23, 1909, in Hirsch, SK. Canada
d- Sunday, July 26, 1986,
at Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, age 76
from complications after heart surgery.
buried in Torath Chaim Cemetery,
2649 Wickline Rd, Hampton Township, Gibsonia, Allegheny Co, PA, USA
nickname "Screamer"

Became the play by play announcer
for the Pittsburgh Steelers, 1936-1967
and Pittsburgh hockey 1936-1956,
as well as other sports, like Boxing, baseball and Basketball
WWSW Sports Director
1960 awarded "Tri-State Athletic Association Sportsman of the Year"
Received "Distinguished Service to Football Award" Dec 3, 1961.
1962 special award from the Dapper Dan Foundation
He worked the first Pro bowl game on TV
The first Steelers game on TV in 1951.
A fan of Canadian football, he argued for NFL rule changes.
1970 elected president Pittsburgh Sportscaster's Association.
retired in 1970 after 1 of 3 heart attacks.

He mentored famous folks like Bill Cullen

Lived on Garetta St, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh PA, USA, when he died.

Lived on Columbo St. Pittsburgh, when he got married in 1935

Married Frances B. Schlesinger, Aug 25, 1935
in Poale Zedick Synagogue, Pittsburgh, PA
daughter of Jacob Schlesinger,
who lived on Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA, in 1935

had 2 sons,
oldest Robert (Bob) E. Tucker, a local JP in Pittsburgh.
Law Degree from University of Pittsburgh.
middle child, Murray Tucker,
 who wrote a book about his father, titled
 "Screamer- Forgotten Voice of the Steelers"
and youngest, a daughter, Lynne Levenbach, nee Tucker.
married Frances (Fran) Tucker, nee ? , Aug 25, 1935

Joe's siblings,
4 sisters,
Bess (Bessie) S. Solomon, (husband David Solomon)
(She attended ECI 1930) Lived in Pittsburgh 1986
She is now deceased
Ethel Heiss (husband Max Heiss),
Lived in Pittsburgh in 1986
Eva L. Glick, (husband Norman Glick)
(She attended ECI in 1932)
Living in Sarasota FL in 1986
 Anna (Ann) Cole (husband Harvey Cole)
 (She attended ECI, Commercial Class 1936-39)
Lived in Long Beach CA in 1986
2 brothers:
Max (Mike) Tucker, lived in Pittsburgh in 1986

Philip (Phil) Tucker
b- May 18, 1908 in Hirsch SK
d- May 11, 1968 in Weyburn SK.
married Irene May Tucker, nee ? (b- 1914-d- July 11, 1985)
both buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn SK

Joe was a member of the ECI track team
winning the Creighton shield in 1927.

Joe in 1927, left side, 2nd row from front, arms folded, black shoes.

Joe attended ECI in Estevan, 1926-28.
won the Moore shield for Public speaking
1927 and 1928

Member of ECI's Senior Basketball team,
also played football, and tennis.
Served as Editor of the Collegiate Echoes, ECI Paper.
He won Governor General's Medal for General Proficiency
Moore Shield for Oratory, and the Medal in the Strathcona Silver Medal
Competition for shooting.
Member of the Estevan Junior Boys Baseball Team. 
 An all around athlete.

Runner-up in the Western Canada Tennis Singles Championships  in 1928

Became a Naturalized Citizen of the US in 1936

son of Jewish Russian parents.
Father- John Tucker,
b- Russia
d- Dec 24, 1952, in Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, age 78
went from Estevan to Pittsburgh in 1946.
Pioneer in Estevan arriving in 1904,
a butcher by trade.

Mother- Rebecca Tucker, nee Speck
b- Russia?
d- Oct 6, 1961, in Monteflore Hospital,
Pittsburgh, PA. USA, age 80, from a heart attack
buried Torah Chaim Cemetery
she had a brother Solomon Speck
sister Anna Rubin, nee Speck
parents lived at 2269 Tilbury Ave. Squirrel Hill

 

 

 

 

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