EAST CALAIS - Wayne "Red" Tuller, 83, of East Calais, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Central Vermont Medical Center.
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He was born in Montpelier on May 9, 1930, the son of Raymond and Nina (Fraser) Tuller.
He attended St. Michael's Grade School and graduated from St. Michael's High School in 1949.
After graduation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1950 through 1951, during the Korean War.
He married Ellen Beck in 1957 in Burlington.
He worked for 34 years as a liquor salesman for the House of Seagram and later National Distillers. He was also a rural mail carrier for the Montpelier post office, retiring in 1991.
He was a member of St. Augustine Church, Montpelier Elks Club 924, the American Legion, the Canadian Club and the Mutuo Club of Barre.
He was an avid card player and a member of the Montpelier Cribbage League.
He is survived by four daughters, Ruthanne Barney, of Truro, Iowa, Nina Tuller, of Calais, Rebecca Kilburn, of Calais, and Barbara LaRosa, of Montpelier; three sons, Michael Tuller, of Waterbury Center, David Tuller, of Aiken, S.C., and Christopher Tuller, of Calais; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Roland, Wendell and Robert Tuller.
Calling hours will be held Monday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Guare and Sons Funeral Home.
A funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at St. Augustine Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Towers Camp, c/o Montpelier Elks 924, 203 Country Club Drive, Montpelier, VT 05602.
Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.
Guare & Sons Funeral Home - Montpelier
30 School Street Montpelier, VT 05602
Published in Times Argus on Feb. 21, 2014