HEATHSVILLE—Zachary Cleveland Tucker, beloved son of Joy Bolger and stepson of Robert Bolger of Reedville, died in Heathsville on November 29, 2017.
Zach was born on June 21, 1971, in Columbia, S.C. As an infant, he moved with his parents to Virginia and was a life-long Virginia resident.
He is survived by his mother, Joy; stepfather, Robert “Bud”; stepsister, Elaine Bolger of McLean; stepbrother, Brendan Bolger of Baltimore, Md.; father, Thomas Tucker and his wife, Caroline Tucker, of Staunton; half-brother, Samuel Tucker and stepbrother, Anthony Tucker, both of Charleston, S.C.; aunt, Carol Collins and cousin, Hilary Pierce, both of Warrenton; aunt, Gail Furman of Spokane, Wash.; cousin, Joshua Furman of Los Angeles, Calif.; and cousin, Leah Furman of Portland, Org.
Zach graduated from Virginia Tech in 1993 with a bachelor’s of science in biochemistry. He worked briefly as a laboratory technician, until he was accepted into the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where he earned a bachelor’s in pharmacy. He became licensed as a pharmacist by The Virginia Board of Pharmacy in 1997, and he worked as a pharmacist in the Northern Virginia area for several years.
In 2001, Zach began a second career as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, where he was appointed to the position of primary examiner in 2006.
He moved to Heathsville in November 2015, after which he was briefly employed by Food Lion until accepting a position at Proofmark Corporation in Burgess.
Zach’s interests included pencil drawing and photography.
He was a true Christian believer and a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville. A small private memorial service will take place at a later date.