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Ogden "Tutt" Tuttle

April 15, 1943 — June 18, 2024

Castleton- Ogden "Tutt" Charles Tuttle, a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.  

Tutt was born on April 15, 1943 in Albany, NY to the late Ogden Clough Tuttle and the late Isabelle Jeannette Howard. He was the brother to the late Russell Tuttle and the late Trudy Ochse. He graduated from Philip Schuyler Senior High School before enlisting in the US Marine Corps Reserve in 1961 as an infantryman. He was augmented to active service in August of 1961 and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, before serving at the US Embassies in Taipei, Taiwan and Saigon, Vietnam and a combat tour in Vietnam. He was especially proud of serving as the personal bodyguard of Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, while at the US Embassy in Saigon. He attained the rank of Sergeant before leaving active service in 1966. He later joined the US Army Reserves in February 1975 and served until September 1996, attaining the rank of First Sergeant and retiring from a Sergeant Major’s billet. He was the recipient of the Combat Action Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal. He was also a proud member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 106 where he was a crane operator until his retirement in April of 2005.

Tutt is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Joan Ann (Van De Wal); his children, Darryl Smith, Jeffrey Smith (Laurie), Robert Tuttle (Lindsey), Lisa Richmond (Tim), Michael Tuttle (Liz); his grandchildren, Alex Richmond (Heidi), Caden Richmond, Sidney Tuttle, Jace Tuttle, Ethan Tuttle, and Dylan Tuttle; his great-grandchild, Haley, and his Shih Tzu, Abigail.

He will be remembered for his love of traveling (especially to Aruba and in his RV), playing golf with his kids and friends, dancing (especially the Mashed Potato), his dogs Sparky and Abby, and his neighbor buddy, Mason.

There will be no public service but there will be a small gathering of close friends and family at his home in Castleton to celebrate his life.

Tutt and his family would like to thank the Hospice program and Paul as well as the home health aides (Barbara, Sandra, KeeKee, Subrina, Liz, Gina, and Brenda) for their wonderful kindness, compassion, and support which helped get us all through this difficult time.

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