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Michael T. Tuttle, 56, Friendship


Michael T. Tuttle, 56, passed away on Sunday (October 3, 2021) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Tuttle was born on July 2, 1965 in Olean to Paul T. and Ruth A. (Livergood) Tuttle. He was a 1984 graduate of Friendship Central School and later earned his Certificate of Building Trades from BOCES in Belmont. On April 2, 1988, he married Patricia A. Thomas, who survives.

Michael worked in the construction industry for many years, primarily for Western New York Interiors in Rochester as a carpenter and mason until his retirement in 2001. Previously he worked in maintenance for Arlene and Jim McNich in Belmont and in swimming pool construction for Family Fun Pools in Friendship.

In addition to his wife of 33 years, Mike is survived by three sons, Brandon (Brittany) Tuttle and Nicholas (Kristen) Tuttle, both of Friendship and Christopher (Amy) Tuttle of Scio; his father, Paul T. Tuttle of Richburg; two brothers, Matthew (Dawn) Tuttle of Friendship and Mark (Sharon) Tuttle of Belmont; eight grandchildren, Kinzlee Tuttle, Paizlee Tuttle, Haizlee Tuttle, Sean Funtillo, Maverick Tuttle, Maryona Tuttle, Braidynn Tuttle and Elizabeth Tuttle; a lifelong friend, Jeremy Clark of Friendship; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth A. Tuttle and infant grandson, Dawson Tuttle.

Mike loved the simple things of life. He enjoyed the great outdoors where he could hunt when his health permitted. Any body of water was a potential fishing opportunity with Palmer’s Pond and Belmont Falls holding a special place in his heart. His favorite past-times were spending time with his wife and family; going for a ride in the country, especially in the fall with the leaves changing or stopping to grab an ice cream cone as they travelled about.

Mike was an avid NASCAR fan and followed the success of Matt Kenseth. He liked to tinker on small engines, enjoy the companionship of his dog Loki and share his great sense of humor with anyone who came within earshot.

Per his wishes, there will be no prior visitation. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at a date and time to be determined. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Wellsville/Scio. Online condolences may be offered at

Memorial contributions in Mike’s name may be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, 5440 NY-19, Belmont, NY 14813.  © 2021 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

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