Michael (Mike) Tuckman, 76, of Johns Creek, passed away Dec. 21, 2020. Mike graduated from Georgia Tech and was a member of AEPi and ROTC.
Upon graduation, he entered the Navy and was an officer on nuclear submarines prior to joining Duke Power, where he remained for 30 years. His final position before retirement was executive vice president of nuclear generation. Mike was a vital contributor in the nuclear power industry, serving on the boards of many organizations and testifying before congressional committees in advancement of the nuclear power industry. Mike also served on the Georgia Tech School of Mechanical Engineering advisory board.
After retirement and returning to Atlanta, Mike became a proud member of the North Atlanta Men’s Club, where he was a regular at many activities. He and his wife were also members of Temple Emanu-El.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Marilyn; children Rachel Sanford (Byron) and Ari Tuckman (Stephanie); and five granddaughters Aliyah, Maya, Hannah, Olivia and Zoe. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Jerry Maziar (Judy) and his sister-in-law Elaine Siegel, as well as many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Temple Emanu-El, or a charity of your choice. Funeral took place on Jan. 5, 2021, at Georgia National Cemetery.