Michael Richard Tutko

Michael Richard Tutko, age 26, of Indiana, PA, formerly of White Oak, died Wed. Sept. 27, 2017 at his place of employment. He was born in McKeesport on July 16, 1991 and is the son of Michael Thomas and Ellen Bayer Tutko. Michael was employed by Falcon Drilling Company, was in the Army National Guard, was a former member of the White Oak Volunteer Fire Company #1, attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and played football for the WOAA and the McKeesport Area High School, and was a WPIAL Quad A First Team All-Conference offensive guard.

In addition to being survived by his parents of White Oak, he is survived by his wife, Savannah Barris Tutko, children, Jaxon and Reese Tutko, sister Rebecca Lynn Tutko of White Oak, paternal grandparents Michael Edward and Margaret Ann Gregory Tutko of White Oak, maternal grandmother Cozette Lacasse Bayer of North Tonawanda, New York, mother and father in law, Donald and Melissa Barris of Indiana, brothers in law, James Barris of Pgh. and Nicholas Barris of Indiana, sister in law, Dakota Barris of Indiana, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Michael truly enjoyed family trips to their hunting camp and spending time with his friends, but above all, he was a loving father and doting husband who never passed up an opportunity to love on his wife and two beautiful babies.

Friends and family will gather on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm. at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412 678 6177). Religious services and military honors will be held at 4:00 pm in the funeral home chapel. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.