Passed Away On: January 18, 2023
Timothy “Timmy” Tucker was born in Salinas, California on December 4, 1964 and passed away on January 18, 2023 after a battle with AML with his wife by his side.
Tim’s family lived in the Salinas/Monterey area before settling in Hollister in 1977. Tim attended then-Hollister High School where he excelled in baseball and football for the Balers. In 1984 Tim received a telegram from George Steinbrenner drafting him to the New York Yankees; he declined at the advice of his parents to focus on school. Tim attended Sonoma State University where he worked on the baseball team and majored in psychology. He joined UPS out of college where he worked the Santa Rosa route. Tim retired from UPS at the age of 43.
He moved back to Hollister in 2010 where he reconnected with so many of his childhood friends including Anna Ordonez, his soulmate and modern-day wife. He took a job with a local contractor, AC Sanchez who became his great friend and first sponsor with AA, as Tim bravely and successfully navigated the 12 steps leading to his sobriety. Tim overcame alcoholism in his early 50s and because of his focus on Family and Sobriety he developed a strong faith in God.
Tim was a comic book collector and thoroughly enjoyed philosophy, music, nature, the beach and any adventure with Anna. He was an absolute sports fanatic and a lifelong 49ers fan. When his team wasn’t playing, he always rooted for the underdog. Tim was regarded as “the funniest person ever” by his friends and family, and the best road dog always ready for an adventure. Tim made everyone laugh including his team at Stanford who worked so hard to treat his Leukemia. He was a lover of life through and through, and had the biggest heart and the best spirit. In the last year of his life, Tim described himself as “the happiest I’ve ever been in my whole life.” He lived happily with Anna and two of her sons he called “Nicky” and “Al,” whom he lovingly regarded as his stepchildren. He is survived by his Mother Diana McDermott, his father Don Tucker, his brother Thomas Tucker, his modern day wife Anna Ordonez and his five stepchildren who adored him-Aurelio Hernandez(Cecilia), Athena Hernandez, Nicolas Hernandez, Alexander Hernandez and Maximilian Hernandez. The loss of a beautiful soul as Tim is simply ineffable. Rest in peace Bubbs.
Services will be held on Saturday, January 28 at Black-Cooper-Sander 363 Seventh St at 11:00 AM