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SARANAC LAKE €" Bernard R. Tuthill, age 89, of St. Lawrence Ave. Saranac Lake, died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born in Sugarbush, N.Y., on Nov. 16, 1917, he was the son of Roy and Irene (Collins) Tuthill.

He married Pearl E. LaGoy in 1939 in Black Brook, N.Y.

Mr. Tuthill had been a life long resident of the area and had been employed as a mechanic at the Ford Garage on Upper Broadway from 1952 to 1959, as a mechanic for Mayerson's Gravel Pit from 1959 to 1963 and as a mechanic and salesman for Plattsburgh Motor Service from 1964 until his retirement in 1975.

Mr. Tuthill will be remembered for his quick smile, great sense of humor, constant tinkering and most of all for his great love for his family. Mr. Tuthill also loved to restore old cars.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Pearl E. Tuthill of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; two daughters, Beverly Jones and her husband George of Saranac Lake, N.Y., and Joan Kiah and husband Patrick of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; two sisters, Teresa Nichols of Sugarbush, N.Y., and Ilean Simpson and husband August of Bloomingdale, N.Y.; two brothers, Raymond Tuthill and his wife Patricia of Vermontville, N.Y., and Francis Tuthill of Bloomingdale, N.Y.; four granddaughters, Kimberly Girouard, Linda Allen, Michelle Wilson and Sheila Kent, all of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; five great-grandsons, Timothy and Derek Johnson, Donald Wilson, Dylan Kent and Keaton Allen, all of Saranac Lake, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his father; mother; two brothers, Leland and Herman Tuthill; and two sisters, Marie Skiff, and Rosella Laundry.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at St. Paul's Church in Bloomingdale, N.Y., with Rev. Thomas Kornmeyer officiating.

Interment will take place at St. Paul's Cemetery.

Friends wishing to remember Bernard R. Tuthill may make memorial contributions to Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Squad in care of the funeral home.۩

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