Mrs. Charlotte Root Tuttle passed away Saturday, 19-Jun-1999, at the
Wingate Nursing Facility in Reading. Massachusetts.
She was 86 years old. Charlotte M. Root was born 29-Nov-1912
in Columbia, Missouri, the third child of Prof. Ralph E.
Root and Mary K. Batcheller Root. Her family
relocated in 1913 when her father accepted a teaching
position at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis,
Charlotte received a B.S. degree in Bacteriology from Ohio Wesleyan
University in Columbus, Ohio, attended graduate
school at Smith College, and received a M.S. degree
in Hygiene from The Johns Hopkins University in
Baltimore, Maryland. During World War II she worked
with Johns Hopkins University and the U. S. Army in
the fields of immunology and communicable diseases,
notably poliomyelitis and meningitis.
Charlotte was married in New York City on 15-Sep-1945, to John
Bauman Tuttle, a petroleum chemist with the Standard
Oil Company of New Jersey, now known as Exxon. John
and Charlotte moved in 1950 to Pelham Manor, New
York, to raise their three sons. After
John's retirement in 1970 they moved to
Heritage Village, Southbury, Connecticut. John and Charlotte
traveled regularly to many parts of the world until
John became ill in the 1980's. Charlotte's husband
died 27-Oct-1989 in Heritage Village at the age of 83.
Mrs. Tuttle is
survived by her older brother, Captain Lloyd E. Root,
USN (Retired), 91, of Bellevue, Washington, her three
sons, John R. Tuttle, Ph.D. of Rochester, New York,
Jeremy B. Tuttle, Ph.D. of Earlysville, Virginia, David
B. Tuttle of Reading, Massachusetts, and four
grandchildren, Tiffany L. Tuttle, Jade R. Tuttle,
Jason D. Tuttle, and John P. Tuttle. The family will
hold a private memorial service next month in
Sanbornton, New Hampshire, at the former summer home
of her father and mother.
20-Jun-1999 by David B. Tuttle
Photograph Mar-1999 by David B. Tuttle