Friday, March 7, 2008

MAX E. TUTTLE - Obituary

Max E. Tuttle, 57, principal of Chester Junior High School and former head football, basketball and baseball coach when Chester High School existed, died this morning at 12:50 at his home, 352 Indiana Ave., Chester, after a long illness.

Mr. Tuttle was born Jan. 30, 1908, in Beaver County to the late Virgil M. Tuttle and Emma Hetzer Tuttle. He spent most of his lifetime in Chester, where he attended school. He served in the Chester school system for 35 years and also was former principal of Chester Central.

He was basketball coach from 1935-64; baseball, 1942-47 and footbal, 1943-45. His football team of 1944 was undefeated and unscored upon. Up to 1935(?), he was assistant coach in the three sports. The high school was consolidated in 1963-64.

He taught mathematics in the Chester grade school from 1930-42 and then was physical education instructor from 1942-48 at the high school, after which he became principal of the grade school.

He was a graduate of West Liberty College and a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church of Chester.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Milligan Tuttle at home; step-mother, Mrs. Virgil (Faye) Tuttle of New Lexington, Ohio; a brother, Ray Tuttle of Chester, and a sister, Mrs. Vernon (Hazel) Householder of Nevada, Ohio.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p. m. at the Chester Arner Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Robert Schondelmayer, pastor of the First Christian Church of Chester. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may call at the chapel Saturday and Sunday.

***Publication unknown for certain. Date of death was 26 March 1965.

Contributed by BOB

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