John Case Tuthill

09/17/2013 3:29 PM |

John Case Tuthill of Mattituck died at his home Sept. 17. He was 98 years old.

He was born in Mattituck Oct. 11, 1914, to Ernest and Lelia (Hallock) Tuthill and educated in local schools. He began his service to his country with the U.S. Army in 1941 and was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1945.

For many years, he was a potato and hay farmer with John C. Tuthill Farms and was one of the last dairy farmers on the North Fork.

John was a member and 25-year treasurer of Cutchogue Presbyterian Church and a member of the Maratooka Club and Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (née Carter), and a brother, Hallock, of Cutchogue. He was predeceased by a son, Edward, in 1972.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. Graveside services, with U.S. Army honors, will be held Friday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. at Cutchogue Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

This is a paid notice.

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