Robert J. Tucci

Born: Tue., Aug. 31, 1926
Died: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Location: Christ The Servant Catholic Parish

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Robert “Bob” J. Tucci, Sr., age 92, of Fairlawn and formerly of Canton, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019. He was born in Canton to the late Paul and Rose (Marino) Tucci on August 31, 1926. Robert graduated from Canton McKinley High School where he was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball and baseball. Bob played on two McKinley Bulldog state championship football teams and served as captain his senior year. He played in the first North-South All-Star football game and was later inducted into the Canton McKinley Football Hall of Fame. After high school, Bob went to the University of Cincinnati to play football, but his football career there was cut short with his service to our country in the Army during the Korean War. After the war, Robert became a Bricklayer for Local #6, from which he retired at the age of 59. He and his wife Jo enjoyed their retirement by traveling to all 50 states and numerous countries. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Josephine on November 5, 2018; brother August Tucci; sister Antoinette Caster; and granddaughter Andrea Rose Teodosio. He is survived by his children Linda (Thomas) Teodosio of Munroe Falls, Paul (Laura) Tucci of Canal Fulton, and Robert, Jr. (Elizabeth) Tucci of Akron. Also survived by grandchildren Christopher (Katherine) Teodosio, and Bradford, Angela, Nicholas, and Alexander Tucci; and two great-grandchildren Charlotte and Ava Teodosio. The family extends their gratitude to the staff at the Village of St. Edward’s, Cleveland Clinic Hospice and Senior Helpers for their loving care of Robert and Josephine over the last year. Family and friends will be received at the Rossi Family Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at Christ the Servant Parish at 11 a.m., with Msgr. Lewis Gaetano as celebrant. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, per Bob’s request, donations may be made to the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation (P.O. Box 109 Munroe Falls, OH 44262).

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Don and Loretta Smith
   Posted Tue January 15, 2019
Our condolence to all of the Tucci family. Your parents were two of the most genuine people on earth. Our 50 years of bringing in the New Year with them are our best memories. Your all in our prayers.

Jim Martin
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
So sorry to hear of your father's passing. You have our sympathies at this difficult time. Jim & Marianne Martin

Sr. Marilyn Ambrosic, OP
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019
My sincere sympathy to all in the Tucci family, as you mourn the death of your precious father/grandfather, Bob. It was a privilege for me to get to know both Bob and Jo during their time at the Village of St. Edward. It was a delight to spend time with them and to observe their loving care and concern for each other. To lose both in such a short period of time is difficult, but we know this wonderfully good couple are at peace, resting in the warm embrace of the God they knew and loved so well.
With prayers and God's choicest blessings,
Sr. Marilyn Ambrosic, OP
Spiritual Care Coordinator
The Village of St. Edward

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