Lynn Tucker Bartosik

Published 2:13 pm Friday, October 5, 2012

Lynn Tucker Bartosik died on Monday Sept. 24, 2012 of complications from cancer.  She was born on Sept. 11, 1946 to Mary Thompson Tucker and Robert Leonard Tucker in Birmingham, Ala. Her many varied work interests include: social worker for Alabama Crippled Children’s Service, Medical Social Worker for the US Army, social worker for the Fairfax County Child Protective Services, antiques dealer, corporate recruiter and artist (modern art).

Lynn was a truly loving mother, grandmother and friend to all that she knew and met. Lynn had the amazing capability to make anyone that she met as if they were a long standing friend and a member of her extended family. An intensely curious person she excelled at her many varied interests whether it was recruiting professional staff, decorating, antiques, framing, decoupage, or art. She studied art at the Corcoran in Washington, D.C. under William Christenberry and later with John Blee of Washington D.C. She was an inactive member of the Saint Andrews Episcopal Church in Burke, Va. When she was at her beach home in Seagrove Beach regularly attended services at Christ the King Episcopal Church at Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

She married Harry J Bartosik on March 27, 1971 while he was attending the University of Alabama for a graduate degree. During the rest of his career in the Army Lynn lived in Ft Knox, Ky., Ft Leavenworth, Kan., Schweinfurt, GE, Stuttgart, GE and various locations in Virginia. Her husband Harry, her son James (Jeb), her grandchildren Kristin and Jonathon, and her mother Mary Tucker Davis survive her. She is preceded in death by her father Robert Leonard Tucker, her sisters Martha Jean Tucker and Robin Victoria Tucker.

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Funeral services were held at Christ the King Episcopal Church, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. followed by the burial at Gulf Cemetery, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Following the burial there was a reception for family and friends at the Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of McLaughlin Mortuary, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. A true animal lover, donations in the name of Lynn Bartosik may be made to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter Trust Fund (703-830-1100).