Obituaries & Condolences

John J Tuller, 69, of New Berlin, NY passed peacefully at home with his loving family and loyal puppies by his side.

John was born on November 15th, 1948 to Clyde and Rose Tuller of Hartwick, NY.  He was a 1967 graduate of Cooperstown Central School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country as a Helicopter Air Crewman and mechanic from 1967-1971, serving 3 tours in Vietnam.

After the Navy he worked in the Carpenters’ Union and went to college.  He was an industrial arts teacher at BOCES for one year before deciding that he would rather be an engineer.  He met his wife Linda at the Hartwick Rod and Gun Club, a story their kids still giggle about today.
John and Linda were married in the United Methodist Church in New Berlin on August 7th, 1976.

John worked as a manufacturing engineer until his retirement in 2008 and was one of the first in the area to be trained in Kaizen, something that he could transform to help any situation.   

He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and doing many activities with his kids as they were growing up. He volunteered at church and was a leader of 4-H wood working and electrical projects when the kids were younger. When they were older he enjoyed watching them play sports, be in plays, participate in FIRST, and show their calves and give speeches in many different organizations.

He spent much of his retirement helping his grown children by running errands and picking up parts for various equipment.  He also learned the great joy of being a grandpa.  He loved having the grandchildren and their friends over to swim in the pool.  Often he would start a fire in the outdoor fire pit and roast hotdogs and marshmallows.  

He will be greatly missed by his four-legged furry pals Tucker and Maggie. The two 4-year-old Cavachons were his first experience with lap dogs, and he loved how they would jump right up on the bed or couch and keep his feet warm or lick his face.  

John is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Linda M. (Ainslie), his three children, Kristin & Rob Rumovicz, Matthew Tuller & Sheila, Mark & Amanda Tuller.  He is also survived by grandchildren William and Nathan Rumovicz ,  Madelyn and Ella Tuller.  He is also survived by devoted brother, Dennis Tuller and wife Linda A, Rochester, NY; little sister, Patricia Tuller and companion Jason Thorne, Davenport, NY; brother-in-law Larry Ainslie and wife Barbara, Hartwick, NY & brother-in-law Richard Twombly, Hebron, CT. He was Uncle John to Jeffrey Tuller, Michael Tuller & wife Jenni, Michelle Courtroul and husband Jamie, Jeffrey Ainslie and wife Aimee, Bradley Ainslie and wife Carol, Kate (Ainslie) Hitchcock and husband Dan, Thomas French and Sean Twombly.  Special friends Drew, and Jillian Newby and children of Binghamton, NY and Ryan Newby and fiancée Shannon Shaw of Syracuse were like family for the past 20 years and spent many holidays with John as members of the Tuller family.
John was pre-deceased by his parents, and sister-in-law, Gail (Ainslie) Twombly.

Friends may call at the Dakin Funeral Home in New Berlin on Friday February 9th, from 3:30pm- 7:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Unadilla Valley Community Scholarship Fund or .
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday February 10th at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church at 10:00am.

The Service of Committal and Burial will follow at the Hartwick Cemetery in the spring.

Arrangements are by the Dakin Funeral Home, LP, New Berlin, NY.

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Vince & Bonnie Jean Bauer

We are very sorry for your loss.
Your faith will certainly see you through this time of grieving and next thing you know you'll meet again in heavenly realms.

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Ronnie & Phyllis Beadle
Rock Hill, South Carolina

Linda and Family, Linda so sorry for your loss. Try to remember the good times and hang on to those memories.
We are holding you in our Prayers.

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Teresa Hyzer

I am very sorry for your loss.

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Bill & Nancy Anselm
New Berlin

We were saddened to learn of John Tuller's passing. Your neighbors on Cushman Street.

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Roger Adams
New Berlin, New York
Very sorry to hear about John's passing. One of the finest people I have ever met.
His legacy will continue thru his wonderful family. Condolences to all.

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Cristy Gross
Eldon, MO

I am so sorry. Love and prayers for all of you. God be with you and comfort all of John's family.

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Beverly Lenzfagan
South New Berlin

Linda and family, my heart goes out to you with many prayers to help during this sad time. Hold close the memories you have.

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Sandra Patterson
Norwich, NY

Linda & Family
My sincere condolences for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing you and John, you were such a lovely couple.
May all your happy memories keepJohn in your heart. Fondly, Sandy

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Keith Wilcox

so sorry for your lost, john was a good man, got to know him at masons.

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John Heisel
Rochester, NY

John, you are sorely missed by all who knew you... I consider myself one who was fortunate to have met you and enjoyed the many great times we had hunting down at Dennis' camp... Truly I have been blessed to have known you, and I am very saddened by your passing; although you have gone to your reward and no longer suffer in this plane... Know that you are loved & missed... we will meet again in Glory & Love on the other side.

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Deb and Dave Slentz
We will miss his visits, jokes, laughs and smiles. Prayers and thoughts to the family.

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Miriam and Joe Fish (Jenni's Parents)
So sorry to hear about your loss.Warmest condolences.

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Diane & Warren Bunn
Earlville, New York

Dear Linda and family, Warren and I are saddened to hear of John’s passing. I was so glad to see him at our class reunion in September. It was wonderful to visit with him. Although John was in obvious pain, he refused to use his canes or walker at the event. He added that Linda wasn’t too happy about that. With a laugh, John said he should have listened to Linda as he was hurting! He had a twinkle in his eyes as he proudly spoke of Linda and his family. May all of your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

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Dave and Carol Allen
Sidney, NY

Linda and family, We are so very sorry to hear of John's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

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Ted & Darlene Welch
New Berlin, NY

Linda, Kristin, Matt, Mark & Family,
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.
John was an Amazing man with a heart of Gold, whom will be missed dearly by all those he has touched in his lifetime.
May he rest in peace, and the many wonderful memories live on with each and everyone of you.Thoughts and Prayers to you all.

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Mike & Cindy
New Berlin

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We will never forget John and his gentle soul. Our most sincere condolences.

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Sue Sisson
Maryland NY

Patty so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers your way

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Foster & Linda Button
Pittsfield, NY

Linda and family thoughts and prayers to you during your loss.

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Jayne Baker
New Berlin NY

I am so saddened to hear of John's passing. Sending prayers for comfort and strength to the whole Tuller family.

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Joe Taranto Jr.
Syracuse, NY

I am sorry for your loss. He always brought a smile to my face.

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Marilyn and Ron Kane
Hartwick NY

We are so sorry for your loss. Yet another change. He will be greatly missed. You will always have him in your hearts and memories.

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Bob & Barbara Kane
Fly Creek/ North Myrtle Beach

Linda and family- So sorry to see about John's passing. May he now rest comfortably in peace.

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Michael Welch
Fly Creek Ny

Deepest sympathy to Linda and family in this time of loss. Michael and Rahlene Welch and family

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Inky and Dan Nielsen
New Berlin NY

Linda and the entire Tuller family, Our prayers and warmest thoughts are with all of you We are so sorry for your loss.

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Joanne Curtis
New Berlin

S o sorry for your loss. Knowing him made all of lives a little richer.

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Carol Morey
Norwich NY

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all the family.

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Brian & Nancy Prentice
New Berlin NY

We are so sorry for your loss. He was a great man will be dearly missed. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love The Prentice Family

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Terry Sue Potter
South New Berlin

Thoughts and prayers to all of you. John was a great man, who will be missed by many. So sorry for your loss.

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Victoria Peila and Thomas Ryan

So sorry for your loss Tuller family. Grandpa Tuller will be greatly missed by us all!

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Barbara and Clyde Lilley
So very sorry great guy and will be greatly missed.

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Bryan & Ruthann Smith
Sherburne, NY

Our sincere condolences to the entire Tuller family and relatives. Another great man has been called home, he will be greatly missed by all.
We hope our prayers and the support of the community will enlighten your loss.


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