WILMINGTON, MA — Donald Stephen Tucker, age 87, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully with his wife Marguerite at his side on January 19, 2019.Donald was born in Worcester, MA on March 8, 1931; he was the dear son of the late Edward and Agnes Tucker. Donald was raised in Worcester; he attended Upsala Street School in Worcester, Clarke School in Northampton, and Worcester Trade High School in Worcester.Donald was an exceptional athlete in basketball and baseball. He was inducted into the New England Athletic Association of the Deaf Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982.In 1954, Donald married the “love of his life” Marguerite (Beauregard) Tucker; the couple moved to Worcester, Springfield, Agawam, and then Wilmington (1964) where they raised their family. Donald was a very devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.Donald was known to be a man of great faith and wisdom; he was a member of St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Wilmington and Sacred Heart Church in Newton for many years.Donald was also a hard worker and a life-long wood patternmaker. Donald was creative, artistic and articulate about his work. In later years, he owned his own pattern shop in his garage.Donald was always helping others and was pro-active in his causes; he was one of the co-founders of the Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf and was their first secretary/treasurer. He volunteered at the New England Homes for the Deaf in Danvers, the Learning Center in Framingham and in later years was a part-time DeafBlind provider.Donald will be fondly remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his easy-going personality and for his love of America and its principles of freedom.Donald was a great guy who would do anything to help anyone; he loved his family and friends unconditionally and with all his heart. Donald will forever be missed by those who knew and loved him.Donald was the beloved husband of Marguerite I. (Beauregard) Tucker of Wilmington, devoted father of Stephen G. Tucker of Wilmington, James E. Tucker of Middletown, MD and Maryjean Tucker of Swampscott. Loving grandfather of Bradford Tucker of Baltimore, MD and Claire Tucker of St. Paul, MN. Cherished son of the late Edward J. and Agnes (Mara) Tucker, dear brother of the late Agnes (Tucker) McGrath & her late husband Paul, the late Jean (Tucker) Kravsow & her late husband Irving, the late Edward Tucker, and Robert Tucker of Vernon, CT & his late wife Madeline Tucker. Donald was also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Friday, January 25th for Visitation from 10:00-11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory may be made to Maryland School for the Deaf Foundation, P. O. Box 636, Frederick, MD 21705, msd-foundation.org or to the New England Homes for the Deaf, 154 Water St., Danvers, MA 01923, nehd.org.Donald Tucker(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Raymond J. Spahl, 86In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Donald R. Donahue, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”
A rickshaw puller speaks on his mobile phone as he waits for customers in front of advertisement billboards belonging to telecom companies in Kolkata February 3, 2014.REUTERS/Rupak De ChowdhuriTelecom regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Friday said that there is no need for urgent relief to Idea and Bharti Airtel, claiming that Trai’s decision to slash IUC rate from 14 paise to 6 paise will not have immediate impact on companies, the Business Standard (BS) reported.”There will be no immediate impact on companies due to IUC,” Trai told the court, BS reported.Reliance Jio, which is expected to benefit from the IUC rate cut, hit back at other telecom firms, and was quoted by BS as saying, “Airtel, Vodafone, Idea’s plea is worst form of ‘forum shopping’. They’ve recovered IUC costs.”Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have been net gainers under the current IUC system since they have more than 60 percent of the subscriber base and more calls terminating on their networks than originating from them. Jio, which offers free voice services, has the most outgoing calls terminating on the networks of others.Trai notified the latest reduction on September 19, prompting accusations of lack of transparency and bias by Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, which want IUC to be doubled. The regulator, on its part, took pre-emptive action last week and filed caveats in 18 high courts across the country asking to be heard before any order is issued.Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular had moved the Bombay High Court on Thursday seeking a stay on the telecom regulator’s decision to cut the IUC from next month, marking the start of another legal confrontation between telcos and the sector watchdog.The two telcos had asked the court to halt the implementation of Trai’s decision to reduce IUC to 6 paise a minute from 14 paise from October 1, and subsequently, scrap the charge from January 2020. IUC is paid to networks that receive calls.An Economic Times (ET) report said on Friday that the stakes are higher this time as telecom companies, including Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular stand to lose a combined Rs 5,000 crore in revenue annually, while Reliance Jio Infocomm, which started services a year ago, could gain about Rs 5,000 crore.
With their penchant for sweet treats and sneaking in sugar into every meal, Gujaratis have made Gujarat infamous for obesity and malnutrition. Both these dietary disorders though seemingly complete opposites are two sides of the same coin. To take on the onus of changing this and transforming the state of Gujarat into the fittest in the country is a challenging endeavour.In the modern day city of Bhavnagar in Gujarat is a young man who is inspiring a new generation of Gujaratis to get fitter. Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil is the prince of the erstwhile royal family of Bhavnagar. His great-grandfather Maharaja Krishnakumar Sinhji Gohil was the first Indian ruler to merge his kingdom with the Indian union in 1948. Born into this lap of history, Jaiveer- or Yuvraj Bhavnagar as he is known to many, is zealous to find a way to emulate the beneficence of his forefathers. A quick look through his Instagram profile- @yuvrajbhavnagar will show pictures with various dignitaries all with his signature flex pose. The mammoth following he has gathered is the cherry on this healthy cake!The young prince studied at Jamnabai Narsee and Ecole Mondiale School in Mumbai, going on to complete his graduation from the esteemed Les Roches Switzerland where he pursued a degree in hospitality. He returned to his ancestral home in Bhavnagar where the family runs a heritage hotel- Nilambag Palace Hotel. Besides this they also have Narayani Heritage which is a budget hotel, Gopnath Bungalow, a seaside retreat and a Health Club. The Health Club is where Gohil’s passion thrived.Jaiveer’s interest in health and fitness got him involved in the burgeoning fitness industry in India. He was the first Indian brand ambassador for international body builder Kai Greene’s company Dynamik Muscle. The Gujarat State Bodybuilding Federation- a body recognised by the Government of India, named him as their President. Gohil himself conducts state level competitions that have given a platform to several local bodybuilders, promoting an activity that has little recognition in the country.The unique fitness methods adopted by Gohil combine old-school akhada training with compound lifts. He has created a special training program for the Bhavnagar City Police Department which he personally oversees. To achieve his aim of transforming Gujarat into India’s fittest city, Gohil has many things planned, beginning with a Weekend Wellness Retreat at Nilambag Palace Hotel in Bhavnagar. His popularity with the youth has motivated them to focus more on a healthy lifestyle which in turn boost their personal confidence.Under his brand, the Yuvraj Bhavnagar Fitness Academy, Gohil focuses on body transformations with custom-made workouts and diets for each individual. YBFA also has its own line of fitness apparel and health food.Knowing full well that following a fit regime is often expensive, he is making sure that his programs are affordable for the end goal is to make not only Gujarat but India into a fit nation.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.