BluebirdersBluebirder Richard (Dick) Tuttle (1944-2022)

Bluebirder Richard (Dick) Tuttle (1944-2022)

Dick Tuttle. Photo from Jim McLochlin
Dick Tuttle. Photo from Jim McLochlin

Richard “Dick” Michael “Mike” Tuttle, 77 of Delaware, died Wednesday, July 27, 2022. He was born September 10, 1944.Dick Tuttle taught science at Big Walnut Middle School  for 28 years. Before and after retiring, he worked tirelessly to return rare birds to northern Ohio and nearby states. His accomplishments contributed more than most doctoral students who focus on birds both in terms of scientific method and engaging others to view nature in a different light. His workshops to teach people how to build birdhouses. For many generations to come they, like the Eastern bluebirds, ospreys and many other species, will sing his praises.

R.M. Tuttle received a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1973. In 2019 Dick Tuttle was honored with the Ohio Division of Wildlife Hall of Fame award.

Dick Tuttle, from obituaryMemorial gifts may be made to Ohio Bluebird Society, 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, OH 44094 (

Adapted from the obituary published by The Delaware Gazette from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2022.
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Dick was cherished for his mind, intellect and company. He was truthful, dedicated, disciplined, caring and the kindest human being. He was an extremely moral and ethical person.
– from his obituary


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