David M. Tuttle

April 25, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  ó  David M. Tuttle, 45, of Crestview Drive, died on April 21, 2012.

A private memorial service will be held at Beaver Camp at the convenience of the family. A private burial wil be held in Beaches Bridge cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

Surviving are his wife Sheryl; a son, Skyler and spouse Tiffany, Lowville; a daughter, Dana, and spouse, Jared Gaines, Copenhagen; granddaughters, Payten and Annabella; his parents, Margaret and David Tuttle of Lowville; mother and father-in- law William and Barbara Bailey of Lowville; sister, Dr. Shirley Tuttle-Malone and husband, Michael Malone, Lowville; a brother, Mark and wife, Tina; and brother Lyndon Tuttle, all of Lowville; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews.

Born June 24, 1966 in Watertown, NY, a son of David W. and Margaret Rhone Tuttle, he graduated in 1986 from Lowville Academy. While in school, he attended Howard G. Sackett Technical Center, Glenfield, for carpentry.

He married Sheryl A. Olmstead on July 18, 1986, at Community Assembly of God Church, Lowville, with Rev. Paul Allen, officiating. David worked for Peck, Gozalkowski, and Moncrief Land Surveying, of Watertown; Richard Martin Logging of Lowville; and has worked at Lowville Academy since 1995 as a laborer.

He was a former member of Community Assembly of God Church. He attended River of Life Fellowship for many years, where he led a boyís club program for several years. He was a member of Six Point hunting Club, near Hiawatha Lake; a member of Northern Sportmanís Club of Watertown; member of Lowville Fish and Game Club; member of Tent Camp at Ginger Pond, Stillwater, NY. He was a member of the CSEA, and worked with the negotiating team.

David was a man of few words. He was a strong, silent man who demonstrated his faith through his daily walk. David believed in family. He was wholeheartedly devoted to his family, loving them and serving them, while making them the priority of his life.

He epitomized integrity, being true to himself and being true to his word. He believed in excellence and would settle for nothing less in any task or endeavor at home, work, or at play. He personified loyalty. When David chose to bring you into his heart, you were there forever.

David was a true outdoorsman. He spent countless hours fishing and hunting and often he went into the deep wilderness of the Adirondacks. His son, Skyler, was his favorite fishing and hunting partner, but he also loved hunting with his brothers , brother- in laws, nieces and nephews and his many friends. He particularly enjoyed ice fishing which led him to help organize The Beaver Camp Ice Fishing Derby.

Skilled in carpentry and other construction related areas, he completed many projects for friends and family. These include building camps, renovating his sonís home, and building his brother Lyndonís house.

David his wife Sheryl, and his children have spent many memorable times together at their camp on Lake Ontario where they went swimming, fishing, walked the beach and watched the sunsets.

David deeply loved his children, Dana and Skyler and spent countless days during their youth sitting on bleachers proudly watching and cheering on his children as they participated in sports. He gleamed with pride as his daughter, Dana, graduated from college, studied abroad, and became a Spanish teacher.

Married to his wife, Sheryl, for nearly 26 years, together they built a home, raised their children, and shared many memories with each other . Recently, they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a family gathering, and a trip to Niagara Falls.

Davidís greatest joy came from spending time with his precious granddaughters, Payten and Annabella. Many said, David never stopped smiling after his granddaughters arrived.

Mostly, David was a man of courage, who often took the road less-traveled, believing it would make a difference, and it did.

Contributions in Davidís memory may be made to a trust for his grandchildren, whom he cherished, at Northern Federal Credit Union, in c/o Sheryl Tuttle, 5801 Number Four Road, Lowville, NY 13367.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.

The depth of our gratitude cannot adequately be expressed with words. 

To the countless agencies and individuals who have tirelessly and relentlessly searched for our loved one, we want to say thank you from the depth of our souls. 

To the multitudes of companies, churches, and individuals that have bestowed services, food, and other donations, we are so appreciative. 

To  the members of our community, to our colleagues, and to our friends, and family who have  expressed their love through words, hugs, and their presence, we are eternally grateful. 

We are so appreciative of the hundreds of people who have offered prayers on our behalfĖ the prayers have made us endure. 

And to Buck Stockman, the fishing companion of our precious loved- one, we love and support you in your heartache. We thank God that in His great love and wisdom, He has and will continue to sustain you, as He will sustain us. 

With immense appreciation we thank all of those who have stood by our side during this time.

Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.