Robert Tucker, a Computing Support Analyst in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, a Stanford alumnus, and a fixture at the university for more than 50 years, died Monday, April 18, 2022, due to complications following a recent surgery. He was 81.
He was a beloved figure in the department and never retired from Stanford. He was working right up to the time of his surgery. “Bob, we will miss your wisdom, your experience, your determination, your stories, your kindness, but mostly, your big smile,” wrote several colleagues in a department-wide email announcing his death.
“He was so easy to deal with,” said Andrej Krevl, Tucker’s last manager. “He’d just get things done, never complained, always smiled and just took care of things. You wouldn’t know he was there, but he’d have your back.”
Tucker first came to Stanford as an undergraduate in the 1960s, graduating in 1962 with a degree in mathematics. He joined the U.S. Air Force soon after...read more