David  Tuttle
David W. Tuttle, 71, of Lockport, NY, died Monday evening, November 18, 2019 at his home after a hard fought battle with cancer. Born February 22, 1948 in Medina, NY, his parents were the late Irene (Snowden) Tuttle and Walter R. Tuttle.
David grew up in Medina and graduated Medina High School in 1966. He graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, with a degree in Management and Industrial Engineering. He also received his master's degree from Clarkson.
David worked for Fisher Price in East Aurora as an engineer for several years. His desire and interest in interacting with people led him to begin his insurance career. He started with Allstate Insurance in the days when Allstate had a booth in the Sears's store; that was 42 years ago. He went on to own his own agency in Lockport, NY, and over the years received numerous awards from Allstate including 1 in 100, Top Agent, Honor Ring and 17 times National Conference. He was also a mentor to many agents in the area as they started out.
David had a lifelong passion for automobiles, owning many unusual autos. He was at one time involved with the raising, breeding and showing of dogs and Arabian horses. David had a zest for life and liked nothing better than talking to people and entertaining them with a list of jokes.
David is survived by his loving wife, Linda Shepherd Tuttle of Lockport; daughter, Katherine Tuttle of Middleport; his brother, James (Gwendolen) Tuttle of Medina, NY; a niece, Julie (Jon) Schwartz of CT; nephew, Matt (Rhonda) Tuttle of FL; two step-sons, Anthony Kelly and David Kelly, both of W. Seneca, NY; s step-daughter, Laura (Matt) Davison of Lockport, NY; step-niece, Tara White of Medina; step-nephew, Devon (Jennifer) Albone of Medina; two step-granddaughters, Jessica and Kelly Davison.
Relatives and friends may call on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 1-3 PM and 6-9 PM at the Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport, NY 14094. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:30 PM at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 6919 Transit Rd., East Amherst, NY 14051.
Flowers are gratefully declined and memorials may be made in David's name to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094.
Published on November 19, 2019

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Laurie Balash
Nov 24, 2019
I was so sad to hear about Dave’s passing; he was my insurance agent for years. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Linda Tock
Nov 22, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. Dave was a great man, very came y and giving to others. He'll be missed.
Laura Gioia
Nov 20, 2019
David has been Allstate Insurance man for my family and I for many yrs along with John Stanistreet. I also enjoyed helping and working with him and his family with the horses and dogs in Middleport. Many fond memories I will hold onto of the beautiful Arabian foals either brought into the world, brushing, and spending time with the young colts and fillies showing them the basics, building and mending fences and helping on the Farm and Kennels along side David and his Family. He will be missed. My condolences to his Family.
Karen caton
Nov 20, 2019
So sorry to hear that Dave has past. He was our insurance man for about 40 yrs. He was more like a good friend than an agent. My prayers to the family.
Art Jackson
Nov 20, 2019
My condolences to the Tuttle family/