Christopher K. Tuttle, 43, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.
Chris was born on Dec. 13, 1970 and grew up in Kinderhook. He was the son of Jim and Nora (Veress) Tuttle. He married Heather Peckham on Aug. 14, 1999 on the family farm in Kinderhook.
Chris was employed as the general manager at High Peaks Ford in Ray Brook where he worked closely with Cory Egglefield, Howard Peckham Sr. and all the staff for the past two years. Prior to that, he worked for Enterprise Rent A Car for eight years, and The Mirror Lake Inn for five years.
Chris received a Bachelor of Science from Paul Smith's College in 2000. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1991 to 1995. He was stationed at McCord Air Force Base near Seattle but did numerous six month tours of duty around the world in locations ranging from Karachi to Sarajevo, South Korea to North Africa to Haiti.
Chris is a past member of the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club, Tri-Lakes Cruisers, and a long time member of the Old Chatham Hunt Club.
In his spare time, he was an avid fly fisherman on the rivers and lakes of the Adirondacks.
He is survived by his wife, Heather Tuttle of Saranac Lake; four children: Joey Todd Burnah Jr. of Portland, Oregon, and Brooke Anne, Garrett Edward and Mitchell James Tuttle, all of Saranac Lake; his father and mother, Jim and Nora Tuttle, of Kinderhook; his grandmother Faity Tuttle of Kinderhook; two brothers: Ben Tuttle and his wife Sally of Glen Gardner, New Jersey, and Tom Tuttle and his wife Mila of New York City; as well as several cousins, nephews, nieces and in-laws.
Calling hours will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at St. Bernard's in Saranac Lake with the Rev. Thomas Higman officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Tuttle family cemetery in Kinderhook.
Friends wishing to remember Christopher may make memorial contributions to Paul Smith's College Endowed Alumni Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.