Harold E. Tuttle, 86, of Hallstead, PA passed away on November 28, 2013. He was the son of the late Olin E. and Blanche Hoffman Tuttle. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Kunsman Tuttle in 2001, a son-in-law, Murl Hazen Jr. in 1987, a brother, Charles Tuttle in 2004, and a sister, Thelma Yeisley in 2009.
Harold is survived by his daughter, Rosemary Tuttle Hazen and son, Richard E. Tuttle; a brother-in-law, Harry and Anna Mae Kunsman; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Woolbaugh; and many nieces and nephews.
As a Boy Scout, Harold achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a graduate of the Hallstead High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Harold graduated from Eckels School of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia, PA. He worked for his father’s funeral home until he purchased it in 1952. He became the third generation owner. Harold, along with his partner and wife of more than 50 years, Mary, served families of the community until they retired in 1992, selling to the fourth generation, his nephew, Kenneth E. and Bonnie Yeisley. Harold spent many enjoyable years at Tingley Lake with family and friends in the cottage he built. He was an excellent carpenter and spent many hours remodeling the funeral home and many other woodworking projects. He was a life member of the Hallstead Fire and Engine Hose Company No. 1, the V.F.W. Post #6223, a member of the American Legion Post #357, and of the First Presbyterian Church of Hallstead.
A funeral service was held Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA. Private interment will be made in Rose Hill Cemetery. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Rose Hill Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 814, Hallstead, PA 18822.