Raymond R. Tuttle, 82, of Sugar Run, PA passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at his home with his loving family at his side.
Born in Hollenback, PA on Sept. 22, 1930, he was a son of the late Rodney C. and Elizabeth Stoddard Tuttle. He attended the Grant Hill School in Hollenback until it closed, and then attended the Wyalusing High School. After school he met the former Ruth Post at a square dance in Camptown. They were married on March 14, 1952, right before being drafted into the United States Army, where he served two years in Korea, upon completion of his tour he came home and took over his family’s farm on Grant Hill, which he worked for 28 years. He and Ruth sold the farm and traveled the United States. He then started his own business operating a skid steer for hire, which he did for 10+ years until retiring in the mid-nineteen nineties.
Ray loved to play cards and dominoes. He enjoyed watching the deer and other animals that would make their way through the yard. He was a hunter and enjoyed time spent in the woods. He really liked to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Hollenback United Methodist Church and a member of Wyalusing Post # 534 American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth, at home; daughter and friend, Vanessa Barnatovich and Ray Shultz of Mildred; sons and daughter-in-law, Alan and Nancy Tuttle of Sugar Run, Rodney Tuttle and Linda Fisher of New Albany; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Waltz and Frances Brown; a son-in-law, George Barnatovich; grandson, Victor Barnatovich and a great-grandson, Erik Landon.
A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Dale L. Russell officiating. A graveside service was held at the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing.
Friends called on Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made Memorial Hospital Home Health, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848.
Graveside military services were accorded by members of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion.
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