John Wendell Tuttle

June 17, 2022

06/17/2022

John Wendell Tuttle, 72, of Virginia Beach, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022 at his home.

Born August 13, 1949 in New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Carl and Mildred Larken Tuttle.  He is also preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Liebfried.

John was a 1968 graduate of Exeter High School and a 1974 graduate of Plymouth State College having received a Bachelor of Science Degree.  His career was with Tutor Perini Construction with over 30 years of service.

Family was important to John.  He was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather.  He also loved his Boston sports teams as well as reading and watching the History Channel.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Susan Tuttle; children, Matthew Tuttle (Shawn) of Gorham, ME, Michael Tuttle (Amanda) of Gorham, ME, Ryan Tuttle (Derek) of Rochester, NH; grandchildren, Eli Tuttle, Taylor Calloway (Mason), Emmie and Ayden Tuttle and Isabella Maltais.  He is also survived by his sister, Carlene Mills (Kenneth) of Rochester, NH.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at a future date in New Hampshire.  You may visit his Tribute page a AltmeyerFH.com to share memories and offer condolences to the family.  The family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Judes’ Children’s Research Hospital in John’s memory.

Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1801 Baltic Avenue, Virginia Beach is honored to serve the Tuttle family.

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Ginger Tessier
13 hours ago

Dear Sue: I am so sorry to hear of your loss of John. I lost Steven a few years ago very unexpectedly after 48 years married and many years together prior to that. I remember the fun we had together back in the “old days” making fondue (and spilling the oil in your kitchen) and “working” the switchboard in the motel….. those old memories of great times with our “boys” will help us through. Wishing you peace and healing. Ginger

Jill Fegan
4 days ago

Sue. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. The joy John brought to you will not be forgotten…. memories are forever 💓

Bill and Christine Lile
6 days ago

Sue, Christine and I are heartbroken for your loss.
Prayers for you and your family.

Steve Gesing
8 days ago

Sue, my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are offered to you and your family.
Without question John was blessed with his genuine and caring character.

For a brief time, John was a roommate with John Cook and me at “Trailer Delta Chi”. (Our quaint, mobile home at Livermore Falls in the early 70’s.) The time we spent together was often discussing all sorts of topics of life! John’s thoughts always conveyed his love for others and the humanity of life. It truly was his fundamental foundation … and at the core was his love for you.

Not having more contact with “Tutt” over the years is my loss indeed. His welcoming smile, gentlemanly demeanor and his artful, creative timing of instinctive, intelligent wit… were only a small part of his trusted soul and shared, brotherly character.

To you and your family, please know that his cherished memory lives lovingly secure within my heart, and the hearts and minds of his brothers in the “Bond of TKE”! May the strength off our “Brotherly Bond” be a mountain of support to you and the entire Tuttle family.

Please let me know of the date and time when the celebration of John’s life is planned so I may inform others.

My warmest embrace,
Steve Gesing

Steve Gesing
8 days ago

Sue, my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are offered to you and your family.
Without question John was blessed with his genuine and caring character.

For a brief time, John was a roommate with John Cook and me at “Trailer Delta Chi”. (Our quaint, mobile home at Livermore Falls in the early 70’s.) The time we spent together was often discussing all sorts of topics of life! John’s thoughts always conveyed his love for others and the humanity of life. It truly was his fundamental foundation … and at the core was his love for you.

Not having more contact with “Tutt” over the years is my loss indeed. His welcoming smile, gentlemanly demeanor and his artful, creative timing of instinctive, intelligent wit… were only a small part of his trusted soul and shared, brotherly character.

To you and your family, please know that his cherished memory lives lovingly secure within my heart, and the hearts and minds of his brothers in the “Bond of TKE”! May the strength off our “Brotherly Bond” be a mountain of support to you and the entire Tuttle family.

Please let me know of the date and time when the celebration of John’s life is planned so I may inform others.

My warmest embrace,
Steve Gesing