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Official Obituary of

Eugene A. "Gene" Tutera

February 10, 1948 ~ March 8, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Eugene Tutera Obituary

Eugene Anthony Tutera (2/10/1948 – 3/8/2024)

Born February 10, 1948, in McKeesport, PA to the late Anthony and Maria (Vivirito) Tutera. Known to everyone as Gene, he was a man deeply devoted to his family. Married to Gloria for 53 years. Proud Father of Michael (Janelle) Tutera and Ryan (Carey) Tutera. He sacrificed his time to put others first. Gene was never quick to temper and always found joy in life.

Gene graduated from Point Park University with a BA in Business. He began his career in the wholesale business in the late 1960s, and in the early 1980s, formed Tempo Eyewear, a wholesale eyewear distributor. He did so with his family, employing his aunt (Julia) and his beloved brother (David). It was with their assistance, especially David’s, the business lasted as long as it has. He found a way to survive and thrive through many business cycles. He would often remark that he was “still here, baby”. It is of note that he passed on that gift of positivity to his sons.  

Gene dedicated his life to his wife, children and grandchildren. Gene was never without his wife and sacrificed for her, as she did for him. He looked forward to being home in her company. He deeply cared for his sons, making it a point to meaningfully converse every day. It was a tradition to gather at his home where the door was always open. He would often say “my home is always open to you”. His biggest joy was his grandsons, John and David. He loved Thursdays, a weekly gathering at his house with the kids. It became his favorite day of the week and it was because of them. Gene enjoyed traveling to Florida with his family where many memories were made at the condo.

In addition to his immediate family, he was close to his beloved sister, Cindy (Joe Johnston), with whom he was particularly close. He trusted and confided with her. A relationship that could never be broken. Gene also loved and cared for his brother, David (Yvonne). The two shared a remarkably close relationship. Likewise, a bond that cannot be broken.

Gene is survived by a niece (Amber), nephew (Marshal), in-laws (Jay Gould, and Lois and Glenn Clutter), and many cousins that he cared for. Gene will be missed by many, many friends. His family will never forget the thoughtfulness and care expressed by his family and friends who travelled near and far to spend time with him in his last days. Thank you, Dad, we love you and will see you soon.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., in St. Angela Merici Church, White Oak, of Mary Mother of God Parish. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. 

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Memorial Mass
April 6, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Angela Merici Church of Mary Mother of God Parish


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