Craig Lincoln Tucker Memorial



Those who knew Craig Tucker know that he gave generously throughout his life. He readily gave us his time, his friendship, and his thoughtful advice. He gave us his humor, and was quick with tip on the best sights to see each weekend. He shared with us his knowledge of history, and his love for both the famous and lesser-known delights of southeastern PA, from Longwood Gardens to the Brandywine Brawlers women’s roller derby team! Craig also gave generously to many causes dear to him. From Craig the Eagle Scout to Craig the political advocate, to Craig the nonprofit board member and minor-league sports enthusiast, Craig put his energy into what he believed in and shared the best of it with all of us.

The Craig Lincoln Tucker Memorial Fund was created to honor and continue Craig’s legacy of improving, preserving, enjoying, and sharing all that makes our region special. His fund will be dedicated to the following local causes that Craig supported throughout his life:

  • Arts & Culture
  • American History & Civic Engagement
  • Community Improvement & Support for Small Businesses
  • Healthcare & Medical Research

A beloved family man, active community member and respected political leader, Craig Tucker will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched. Raised in Gradyville, PA, Craig earned a degree in German at Dickinson College, jump-starting his life-long passion for history. Craig then went on to earn a master’s degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government.

Famous among friends and family for his incorrigible sense of humor, Craig Tucker’s jocular nature penetrated every part of his life, including his professional career. Alan Novak, a close friend and co-worker of his at Novak Strategic Advisors, remarks that Craig’s race for State Committee in the 1990s was all about humor. Novak credits his win in that race to his skills, tact, innate political acumen and contagious laughter.

Craig served as served as vice president for policy & public affairs at Life Sciences Pennsylvania. One of Craig’s biggest career goals was to pass legislation in Harrisburg that would create a Rare Disease Advisory Council. He deeply cared about helping others, specifically those with rare diseases.



“[Craig] affected us in so many unique ways. He leaves us with indelible memories, lessons, and great stories. He leaves us with a void that can’t be filled, but memories and contributions to our lives that are precious, profound and humorous”.

Alan Novak, “Craig Lincoln Tucker…A Remembrance”


Send a check made payable to:

Craig Lincoln Tucker Memorial c/o CCCF
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382
For more information contact Patrick Hayakawa at