Brunswick- Craig Denis Tuttle, 52, of Brunswick, New York, passed away peacefully January 1, 2021, at Samaritan Hospital in Troy following a brief illness.
Craig was born in Dunedin, Florida, November 26, 1968, the son of Denis and Anne (Blackstone) Tuttle of Topsam, Maine, and brother to Melissa Tuttle of Brunswick, Maine. Craig leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 30 years, Akka (Smith) Tuttle of Brunswick, their children, Amanda Tuttle of Mechanicville, Justin Tuttle of Delmar, and Connor Tuttle and Brooke Tuttle, both of Brunswick. Craig (Papa) will be greatly missed by adored grandchildren, Owen and Grace Seebald. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Melissa Newell of Pittstown, a brother-in-law, Mike Smith of Latham, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Craig was blessed to have very many great friends, whom he considered to be family.
Craig was a graduate of Freeport High School in Maine, “Class of 1987.” He arrived to the Capital District while working to repair the locks on the NYS Canal System under the employment of Cianbro of Pittsfield, Maine. He currently was employed as the Director of Production at Precision Valve and Automation Inc. (PVA) in Cohoes, where he worked for over 25 years.
Craig enjoyed coaching the Brunswick Bulldogs Pop Warner Football team, where he made many lifelong friends. He spent many years following “his boys” over countless miles to watch them at wrestling tournaments and assist as their Nutrition Coach. He also enjoyed hunting with his best friends, Craig Hansen and Doug Cameron, and called their yearly hunting trips his favorite times. Craig liked to golf and bowl with his PVA league and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
At Craig’s request there will be no public calling or funeral services but rather a gathering to celebrate his life with family and friends to be held spring 2021, at a date, place, and time to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, 533 W. Uwchlan Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335, or to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205, in memory of Craig D. Tuttle.
Service details are under the direction of the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 New York Route, Troy, NY 12180.