Louis K. Tuttle – Captain, United States Navy

Louis K. Tuttle Jr., 80, a retired Navy Captain who was a volunteer reading instructor at Lowes Island Elementary School in Sterling, died of a renal ailment October 14, 2002, at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Maryland.

He had lived in the Washington area since 1979, in Reston and in Sterling since 1999.

Captain Tuttle was born in Shipley, Florida, and raised in Wharton, Texas. He was a 1942 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

He served in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He served in Italy and the Philippines before retiring in 1972 as a fiscal officer for a Navy research and development program.

He had been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the National Genealogical Society and the Sons of the American Revolution.

His wife, Janet Tuttle, whom he married in 1946, died in 1998.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret E. Zimmerman of Leesburg; a brother; and two grandchildren


Of Potomac Falls, Virginia on Monday, October 14, 2002 at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Father of Margaret T. Zimmerman of Leesburg, VA; brother of Phillip Tuttle of Houston, TX; grandfather of Jake and Scott Ramsay.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel. Interment will Full Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his name to US Naval Academy Foundation, P.O. Box 64740, Baltimore, MD 21264 or Oak Leaf Club of Washington, DC Area, National Navy Medical Center, P.O. Box 248, Bethesda, MD 20889.

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