Charles Edward Tuttle, formerly of 17 North High Street, passed away on March 11, 2019 at The Grove of Greenville. He was 74. Mr. Tuttle was born August 27, 1944 in Greenville to Everett Leroy and Mary Alice Kennedy Tuttle. He was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Greenville, Pa, and a 1962 graduate of St. Michael's High School. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Vietnam Veteran, Chuck was a Life Member of the Reynolds Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 7599, and served as an Honor Guard member and as Post Chaplain. He was also a social member of the Italian Home Club in Greenville. In both venues, “Chuck” (also known as “Charlie Tuna”) was renowned for his wit and encyclopedic knowledge of all things sports. He worked at Westinghouse Electric in Sharon, Greenville Steel Car, and Salem Tube in the Reynolds Development.
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 4:00-6:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Mass of Christian Burial:
Friday, March 15, 2019, 10:30am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant
Burial with military honors rendered by Reynolds
VFW Post #7599 will be in St. Michael Cemetery
An avid sportsman, he was active in the Greenville area coaching and umpiring slow-pitch softball, managing Cooper Roofing, Duffy's Tavern, and the Knights of Columbus softball teams, in men's league basketball, and in Reynolds Peewee Football. His hobbies were reading, hunting, and fishing.
Charles is survived by: two sisters, Juliana Repasky (husband Michael) of Columbia, NJ and Nancy Taylor (husband Gary) of Newtown, PA; two brothers, Robert (wife Karen) of Brevard, NC and John (wife Elaine) of York, PA; two nieces, Stephanie Repasky and Danica Taylor; and three nephews, John Repasky, Joe Repasky and Bradley Tuttle.
Donations may be made to the Fisher House Foundation (111 Rockville Pike #420, Rockville, MD 20850 Tele: 888-294-8560), which provides a network of comfort homes nationwide where military and veterans' families can stay at no cost, while a loved one is receiving treatment.
To all Tuna’s family.
I enjoyed many years of playing softball with Charlie and running around with him . He will be greatly missed throughout the community.
Was sorry to see of the passing of my old friend and classmate, Charlie. My sympathies to all his family, knowing he has been ill for some time does not lessen your sadness . Again my sympathy to all .
My most sincere condolences to all of Charlie’s family! I am saddened to hear of his passing! Have know Charlie forever. Will never forget my surprise when we ‘bumped’ into each other in Ft. Lewis; the 4th Infantry Division. We were in the same company…and when we shipped out to S/E Asia – Viet Nam, Charlie was attached to the 25th and I went north to Pleiku. We contacted again in Greenville after we were discharged and shared a few drinks at a bar (Can’t remember the name!) on Main street. (Just across the Shenango River on the south side.) Had intended to contact Charlie on my next trip to Greenville. He lived in a house on High St. behind Margaret Brown school. When I bought my St. Michaels car raffle tickets, I was going to walk ovet and knock on the door. Sorry Charlie! My bad!!!
Rest in peace, my Brother in Arms, rest in peace!!!
Hi, John and Elaine; just wanted to send my condolences to you guys and all of the Tuttle family on Chuck’s passing. I remember meeting him several times over the years @ the VFW and it was my pleasure to do so. Take comfort in knowing that he was a genuine unique guy , who lived his life on his terms.
Charlie was a true Cleveland Indians fan. My wife and myself have lived in AZ for the last 34 yrs. and just recently moved back home. I remember Charlie while growing up in Greenville especially around the ball fields, him softball and me baseball. He and myself had a lot of different conversations throughout the years about the Tribe.. Charlie was always a good person and friend. I understand that he has had several rough years health wise and now hope he is at peace. God Bless Him!
Trace Pickens and Family
When I was a student at Thiel College from 1974 to 1978 I was good friends with his brother, John Tuttle and Nick Farina. I remember when we played in a basketball rec league at the small rec center in Greenville Tuna always attended our games. When I went to watch John and Nick play softball in the Greenville rec league Tuna was their coach. It was great knowing someone who enjoyed sports as much as I did. He had a great personality and will be missed by many. Rest in peace Coach Tuna! If John and Elaine see this please contact me at 717-386-0262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.