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“On behalf of the USS Cowpens (CVL25 & CG63) Veterans Association, we would like to express our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one,...Read More »
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“The Grant family, on behalf of Gerald J Grant Sr, would like to offer condolences on the passing of Alfred "Tucky" LaSorte. Gerry was a classmate of...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kathleen McCabe - Wilmington, DE

“MIke, Al and the LaSorte Family - I had the opportunity to see your dad many, many times at the DuPont Country Club, and was saddened to hear of his...Read More »
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“Dave, Al, and the LaSorte family, Prayers in your time of loss. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: David Atadan - Family Friend

“Dear Brothers LaSorte, extending our sympathy for the loss of your Dad. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Annie Monaghan & Wayne Czarnota - Puerto Rico

“Dear LaSorte family.I am sorry I wont be able to offer my condolences in person as I am working tonight. What a great guy your dad was! I have many...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. I loved your dad he was a great person. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Debragh DiMaio

“So very sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a great guy. When I was a kid he used to come to the house to work on the television. He and my dad...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Karen King - Wilmington, DE

Alfred "Tuck" LaSorte, 91, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday the 25th of April at the Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in 1925, Tuck was a lifelong resident of Wilmington. After graduating from Wilmington High School in 1943, he enlisted in the Navy, serving his country honorably as a radioman on torpedo bombers stationed aboard the USS Cowpens in the South Pacific. Tuck was justifiably proud to have been among the first Americans to land in Japan upon its surrender in 1945.

Tuck had a long career as a television and electronics technician, first with the Willard S. Wilson Company in Wilmington, then with his own company LaSorte TV Service. After retiring from TV repair he worked part time with the Everfast Corporation for many years. An avid golfer, Tuck is fondly remembered by his many friends at the DuPont Country Club, where he worked for almost two decades as a starter, finally fully retiring from the club in 2014 at the age of 89.

Tuck was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Helen. He is survived by his four sons Joseph LaSorte (Lisa) of Centreville, Alfred LaSorte (Deborah) of West Palm Beach, FL, Michael LaSorte of Scottsdale, AZ and David LaSorte of San Diego, CA, grandchildren Andrew LaSorte and Alexandra LaSorte, and step-grandchildren Michael Kennedy and William, Erin and Holly Gleason.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 am on Monday, May 1 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Friends may visit with the family Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Committal services will follow at 12:00 noon at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or to any charity of choice.