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William James Tuller

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  • Name  William James Tuller 
    Born  30 Sep 1912  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  9 Nov 2004  Waterford, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I22320  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  25 Jun 2014 

    Father  William James Tuller, II,   b. 11 Mar 1884, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elsie Mae Hurlbut,   b. 16 Jul 1887, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1910 
    Family ID  F5744  Group Sheet

    Family  Rosa Claire Mudgett,   b. Abt 1913, Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1999, Waterford, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Aug 1935 
    Children 
     1. Dale Tuller
    Last Modified  25 Jun 2014 
    Family ID  F5747  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • WATERFORD-- William J. "Bill" Tuller, 92, of 60 Windward Way, Waterford passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

      He was born September 11, 1912 in Hartford, CT the son of William J. Tuller, II and Elsie Hurlbut Tuller.

      He was married to Claire Mudgett Tuller in 1935. Mrs. Tuller died February 26, 1999.

      Mr. Tuller graduated from the William H. Hall High School in West Hartford in 1930, and also graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 1935 where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

      For many years he was president of Colonial Motors in Hartford which was the Connecticut distributor of Studebaker cars. After he sold the business, the family moved to Waterford, and he worked as an engineer at United Technologies until his retirement in 1977. During his retirement he sold automobiles and automobile accessories and also ran a small antiques and collectibles business. He enjoyed sailing and also participated in the activities of the Studebaker Driver's Club, CT Chapter.

      Mr. Tuller had been a very active member of the First Baptist Church of West Hartford and upon moving to Waterford he joined the First Baptist Church of New London where he held many positions.

      A baritone who loved classical music, Mr. Tuller sang in a number of choruses and church choirs. These included the Men's Choral Club of Hartford, The choirs of the First Baptist Churches of New London and West Hartford, the choir of Park Congregational Church in Norwich, where his late wife Claire was organist and choir director for many years.

      He was the first President of the Millstone Point Association, Waterford. A proficient investor, he helped start several investment clubs and helped organize investment education programs for the National Association of Investment Clubs, Yankee Chapter.

      He is survived by his daughter; Dale Tuller of Waterford, a brother; Rev. Edwin H. Tuller of Pittsburgh, PA, and his 5 nieces and nephews; Edwin Tuller, Jr. of Nobi, MI, Joan Jensen and James Tuller both of St. Louis, MO, Katherine Verdolini of Pittsburgh, PA and Frederick Tuller, Jr. of Plattsburgh, NY.

      In addition to his wife Claire; he was predeceased by his sisterinlaw Lura F. Mudgett who lived with the Tuller family for many years, and a brother; Frederick Tuller.

      A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM Friday at the First Baptist Church of New London, 268 State St., New London. Private burial will be in Jordan Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St., New London on Wednesday from 3 -- 5 PM. Donations in his memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of New London, 268 State St., New London. CT 06320 Please visit www.Byles.com for obituary, directions or to send a note of condolence.

      Originally published November 10, 2004