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Robert J. Tutchings

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Date published: 9/12/2013

Robert J. Tutchings

Robert John Tutchings, 53, of Spotsylvania County passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Tutchings worked as a network engineer for the Spotsylvania County school district. Previously he had a long career with Northrop Grumman. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was a supportive coach to the Fredericksburg Falcons and Blue Ridge Bears hockey teams and also coached soccer and baseball for Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation.

Survivors include his wife, Robin Tutchings; sons Stephen, Thomas, Vincent and Ryan Tutchings; mother Katharine Tutchings; sister Carole Mercer; mothers-in-law Rosemarie Reinman (Arnold Neuberger) and Virginia Garcia; brothers-in-law Vincent Garcia (Joan) and Matthew Garcia; sister-in-law Andrea Hursala (Joseph); and nieces and nephews Justin Mercer (Joanna), Nicole Mercer and Julia, Grace and Emily Garcia.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Interment will be private.

Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.