Tucker was born on October 16, 1981 in New York City. He attended The Day School and Allen- Stevenson School. In 1994, Tucker and his family moved to Greenwich, Connecticut. There, Tuck attended Brunswick School and Greenwich High School and later graduated from the University of Colorado, majoring in International Affairs. He was a member of the CU Freestyle Ski Team and coached the Boulder High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team. Tucker met the love of his life, Alisha, in Boulder during the summer of 2005.
Following graduation, Tucker worked for three years as an investment banker in New York City with Bank of America's Financial Institutions Group, following a summer in London as an underwriter of financial products at Lloyds. Tucker left Bank of America with many lifelong friends and mentors.
Tucker braved a personal battle against fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma since 2008. He and Alisha, their friends, and family started the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (www.fibrofoundation.org) to help fund research for a cure and raise awareness of this rare liver cancer. He wished to find a way forward for the young people affected by this disease, for which there is currently no known cure.
Standing 6' 5”, our “gentle giant” was a strong presence who always had a smile and a “thank you” for everyone. He was kind and unassuming. He was wise and respectful. He had an extraordinary gift for mathematics, logic and puzzles. Tucker loved Alisha; his family; the great outdoors; winter and summer camping; cooking up a delicious meal; deep sea sail and bone fishing in the Florida Keys; fly fishing in Colorado and Vermont; skiing in Alta; sky diving; hockey; the New York Rangers; the Grateful Dead and Phish; breakfast sandwiches at the Bellport Deli; and was always at the center of good times as the “Chief Entertainment Officer.”
Tucker had special family ties to Vermont. Whether traveling by plane or car, Tuck's first stop was always Al's French Frys. He spent many summer days at The Lake Mansfield Trout Club in Stowe and on Lake Champlain. The Green Mountains and blue waters of Vermont were always in Tucker's heart.
Tuck leaves behind, with loving memories, his parents Marna and Chuck Davis; his brother, Tyler; his life love, Alisha Sternenberger; his grandmother, Eleanor Olsen; his aunts and uncles: Kathy Davis and Gary Boynton, Jeff and Karen Davis, and Ken Olsen; his cousins: Courtney and Jon Guyette, Hillary and Doug Boardman, Jeffrey, Whitney, and Hayley Davis, Leif and Cabot Olsen, and his younger cousins, Gussie and Leighton Guyette and Millie and Freddie Boardman, along with his puppy, Aspen. Tucker was predeceased by his grandparents Phyllis Lowe Davis, Dudley Hale Davis, Clinton O. Olsen, and his very special aunt, Cheryl Davis Mead. He also leaves many special friends, including his lifelong friend, Charles Beermann.
Special thanks go to all the doctors and nurses who helped to care for Tucker, with infinite patience, humor and respect: most of all Tucker's wonderful internist, Dr. Ron Levine.
A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Old Greenwich, Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 2:30p.m. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be made in Tucker's name for fibrolamellar research to the Stone Point Capital Foundation (for the benefit of the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation) at 20 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich, CT 06830.