Howard T. Tuthill

Howard T. Tuthill of Riverhead died July 30 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. He was 78 years old.

He was born Aug. 18, 1934, to Howard G. and Maryanne (Connell) Tuthill. He graduated with a two-year college degree and most recently worked as a switchman for New York Telephone Company. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Tuthill was predeceased by his son Steven in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (née Biolsi); his sons Michael, of Missouri, and Christopher and Matthew, both of Queens; his daughters, Maria Murphy of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Foulk of Massachusetts and Andrea Johnson of Connecticut; his sisters, Josephine Garvey of Riverhead and Eileen Varanavage of Virginia; and 10 grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors Thursday, Aug. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 2, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place Saturday, Aug. 3, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead, Father Larry Duncklee officiating. Interment weill follow at the church cemetery.