Obituary of Thomas Frederick Tuttle
Thomas Frederick Tuttle, 89, passed away at home on April 5, 2023 after a long struggle with dementia.
Born in Middletown, Ohio to William F Tuttle and Irene Niederlander, he graduated from Hotchkiss
School in 1951 and Yale University in 1955 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Upon graduation
he spent 2 years in the Navy in NROTC.
In 1957 he married Jeanne Belden, the love of his life, and joined Armco Steel Corporation in
Middletown. Tom had the opportunity to travel around the world as part of his work at Armco including
living with his family in Brussels and Paris for a few years. Upon retirement from Armco in 1989, he and
Jeanne moved to Belfast, Maine where he enjoyed traveling throughout the state selling industrial
equipment and then real estate in Belfast. In 2002, Tom and Jeanne moved to Topsham, Maine
When he wasn’t working, Tom enjoyed volunteering, renovating houses, tinkering with projects around
the house, fishing, kayaking, and spending time with his family. A couple of his more significant projects
include renovating a 1700s coastal cape, managing a 40-horse boarding stable, and being one of the
original volunteers of The Gathering Place, a day shelter for the homeless in Brunswick, Maine.
Since 1989, he and Jeanne spent their summers at Pitcher Pond in Lincolnville, Maine. There, he taught
many youngsters, including his grandchildren, to cast a line and clean a fish. A picture of Tom is not
complete without a Golden Retriever by his side or in his canoe.
Tom leaves a loving family: Wife, Jeanne Belden; Son, Mark Tuttle (Brooke); Daughters Jane Tuttle and
Anne Frewin (Steve); Grandchildren: Will Tuttle (Courtney), Caroline Tuttle Cumming (Marc), Spencer
Tuttle, and Austin Kidder; Great grandchildren: Liam and Hazel Tuttle.
The family expresses sincere gratitude for the care provided by the staff at Baysquare Memory Care,
Compassus Hospice of Scarborough, CHANS Hospice of Brunswick, and Linda’s Home Care.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Gathering Place, Brunswick, Maine or The Game Loft,
Belfast, Maine. A family graveside service will be held in Lincolnville on June 17th. Memories and condolences may be shared on his tribute wall.