CHATHAM - L. Tucker James Harpin, of 45 North Rd., Chatham, MA, born July 17, 1980 in Worcester, MA, passed on, ringed by friends and family, on July 22, 2017, at Cape Cod Hospital, after suffering a 2-yr. battle with a disdiagnosed illness. A writer, a creative, sensitive soul, deeply thoughtful, with a brilliant mind; survived by grandfather Bruno L. Harpin (89 yrs.), sister Serengeti Jade, mom Christine RheaBeth, uncle B. Peter Harpin, family & many loving friends. His peops were his paramount priority.

For an Associates Degree in Writing/Journalism, Tucker attended UMass Amherst College & Cape Cod Community College. A beloved personality & bartender at the prestigious Capt. Linnell House Restaurant, Orleans. Interests: the arts, politics, philosophy, writing, drawing, graphic novels, travel, camping, bike riding, a striking enthusiast in martial arts and fine foods/beers/wines/liquors; he created festive libations & won '2016 Edible Cape Cod Magazine's' "Best Bartender" for his "Stargazer" martini. An advocate of The Ultimate Question To The Ultimate Answer To Life, The Universe & Everything, trained under mentor, Slartibartfast, his extensive disputations on a bundle of heady arguments, meant to extol the right to think for ourselves.

In youth, Tucker won poetry & story competitions: local 'Cape Codder' once added 1 whole extra page to a Xmas edition, for his boyhood Christmas Story - presented in whole, as the paper’s team - touched by his young prowess, refused to cut any part of it out, though it was larger than the allotted page space. Tucker unconditionally cherished children, young & old, & they adored him, even though he had the worst taste in sunglasses.

Memorial celebration at Skaket Beach, Orleans, on Monday, Sept. 18th, 3-6pm.

Donations in his name to Big Brother/Big Sisters Of Cape Cod & The Islands at or to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands 684 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601, Contact number: 508-771-5150