Raymond A. Tuuri Sr., age 77, of 1483 West Blaine Road, died at his home on Friday, February 25, 2022, with his loving family beside him.
Ray was born in Newfield on June 27, 1944, the only son of the late Walter and Elma Tuuri. He was a 1963 graduate of Newfield High School and served in the USNavy from 1963 to 1967, serving as an airplane and helicopter mechanic in Puerto Rico. He returned home to work as a heavy equipment operator in construction and was a member of the Operating Engineers Local Union 832 of Syracuse. Ray was a member of the American Legion Post in Ovid. Ray loved fishing, hunting, mowing his lawn, planting a large garden and just being outside, and he also loved building unique things-you could always find him outside in his garage!
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sally; his children, Don (Christine) Wickum of Ovid, Kathy (Tom) Maine-Radka of Waterloo, Tammy (Dan Driscoll) Tuuri-Doane of Waterloo, Irene (Chris) Woodard of Willard and Ray (Judy) Tuuri of Waterloo; 11 grandchildren, Krystal, Kyle, Rodney, Jennifer, Michael, Taylor, Morgan, Christopher, Sarah, Hannah and Garett and 11 great grandchildren and their dog “Missy”. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Grace Pinson and Barbara Tidwell and a niece, all of Texas.
A service with military honors will be held at Noon on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus. Kindly consider a donation the Wounded Warrior Project in Ray’s memory.
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