He was born December 24, 1920 in Bloomfield, New Jersey to Burdette Roswell Tuttle and Hattie Elizabeth Blakeslee Tuttle. Harold’s wife Anna Dellinger Tuttle and son James Harold Tuttle have preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Tuttle Sumner of Centreville, VA. Harold is the last of five brother: Burdette, Lauren, Merwin and Alwyn.
Raised in Wallingford, CT, Mr. Tuttle served in the US Coast Guard during the duration of WW II. He went into the service right before Pearl Harbor and came out right after VJ Day. It was during his service in the Coast Guard, while stationed on the Potomac River in Washington, DC, guarding the bridges, that he met his bride of 50 years, Anna Mary Dellinger of Edinburg, VA.
After working for the US Government for 30 years as a civilian for the Department of the Army at Arlington Hall, Harold and Anna settled in his beloved Woodstock in 1978. During his life Harold traveled the world (thanks to the Coast Guard and the fact that his wife Anna worked for US Airways), took up oil painting, helped out with the Clothes Closet in Woodstock each month and enjoyed raising vegetables, grapes, fruit trees and flowers. Harold is a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Woodstock, VA.
Family and friends may call during the viewing on Saturday, April 16 from 5-7 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home on Main Street in Woodstock, VA. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church on High Street in Woodstock, VA. Reverend Nathan Robinson will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock, VA.
Pallbearers will be Cody Camp, Bob Bailey, Gary Dellinger, Wade Dellinger, Michael Hepner and Larry Hepner.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund, 127 E. High Street, Woodstock, VA 22664.