Philip A. Tucker Sr. of Pocasset, formerly of Martha’s Vineyard, died at Windemere Nursing Facility on Thursday, Sept. 10. He was 82.

Philip was a builder, craftsman, and fisherman. He loved to work with his hands and many of his creations were more than just functional, they were works of art. It wasn’t unusual to find him creating something in his garage or his basement. After retiring from construction, Philip began collecting wampum and created a variety of jewelry pieces that are proudly worn around the Cape and Islands. He may not have been born here, but Phil’s heart was always on the Vineyard. His passion for the Island led him to get actively involved in the community. Phil was instrumental in the creation of the AA /Sober House program and he mentored many struggling with alcohol addiction. He was also a member of the P.A. Club, where he created bonds that lasted a lifetime. Pop Pop (as he was affectionately known), had a gentle and quiet manner but kept his friends and family laughing with his corny jokes and tall tales.

Philip is survived by his wife, Josephine M. Tucker, his brother George Tucker, his sister Susan Tucker Peters, and his children Debby Tucker, Charlene Tucker Barbosa, Linda Tucker, Philip Tucker Jr., Naomi Tucker, Raymond Tucker, Patricia Moreis-Stiles, Melody Tucker, and Marla Tucker. He was also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many friends, and a large family both on the Vineyard and in New Hampshire, including cousin and friend Nancy Strasser, who was there for him until the very end. He was predeceased by his father George Tucker Sr., his mother Constance Maxwell Tucker, and his sister Joyce Tucker Alley.

His funeral was held Monday, Sept. 14 and interment followed at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.

Donations in Philip’s memory may be sent to the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard, PO Box 1829, Edgartown, MA 02539 or Windemere Nursing Facility, PO Box 1447, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.