George E. Tuthill

Longtime Riverhead resident George E. Tuthill died June 13 in Patchogue. He was 75 years old.

He was born Jan. 5, 1938, in Greenport to Philetus and Lillian Tuthill and graduated from Riverhead High School in 1955. He married Anne Stewart in Aquebogue on June 10, 1978.

Mr. Tuthill was a craftsman who loved building model Civil War cannons and reading, family members said. He served in the U.S. Navy and most recently was a mechanic for Apple Motors in Riverhead.

He is survived by his wife, Anne, of Riverhead; a stepson, Julian Viar of Illinois; his sister Sandra Tuthill of Arizona; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Debbie.

Arrangements and private cremation were handled by McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A service will be announced in July 2013.