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Frank Tutera U.S. Navy WWII
Frank Tutera U.S. Navy WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 9/5/1915
Died On: 6/25/2007
Street Address: 61 So Regent Street
Service Number: 118303
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy - USS George Elliott

Veteran Code: USN-277


BIOGRAPHY
 
Frank Tutera was born in New York in 1915. In Rye his family lived at 61 So Regent Street. Frank served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II as a Communications Officer, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He served with both the North Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. His ship, the George Elliott, was sunk at the Battle of Guadalcanal.

TUTERA, FRANK JOHN -

Frank John Tutera, born September 5,1915, beloved father of Frank, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada and Albert of Orlando, Florida, died Monday, June 25, 2007 at the age of ninety-one. He was born in Port Chester, New York and attended Port Chester High School. Frank received his undergraduate degree from City College of New York and his doctorate in English from Columbia University Teacher's College.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Communications Officer, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He served with both the North Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. His ship, the USS George Elliott, was sunk at the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Frank taught school for over 30 years, spending the majority of his career at Scarsdale High School. He loved to read and was an active member of the German Choral Society for many years.

He is predeceased by his loving wife, the former Jennie Rich of Rye, New York. He has four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also predeceased by several brothers and a sister. Surviving are his brother, Theodore Tutera and his sisters, Mary Ruvo and Erminea Mellilo, all of Port Chester, New York.

The family will be receiving at the Graham Funeral Home in Rye, New York between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. A Mass will be held at the Resurrection Church in Rye, New York at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Union Cemetery. GRAHAM FUNERAL HOME 1036 Boston Post Road Rye, NY 10580 914-967-0129
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