Kurt Michael Tullio

Kurt Michael Tullio

Kurt Michael Tullio

October 04, 1964~December 05, 2022

Kurt Michael Tullio                      October 4, 1964 to December 5, 2022

Kurt Michael Tullio was born on October 4, 1964 in Fort Belvoir, VA to Anthony Joseph and Clara Mae Tullio.  He resided at 7406 Hogarth St. in North Springfield for much of his life, having recently relocated to Crestview, Florida.  He left this world far too early on Monday, December 5, 2022 at the age of 58.  He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Clair and Tony.  He is survived by his sister Niki (husband Steve), sister Natalie, and his brother Eric (wife Sharon), and by his nieces Nikki (husband Jamie) and Kristin (husband Dennis) and his nephews Tyler (wife Maddy) and Derek (wife Llansi).  He was also survived by great nieces and nephews, Haley, Mac, Livie, Logan, Charlie, Vikram and Thomas.

Kurt was a loving and caring man who was friendly with everyone.  He seemed to have that knack for finding the interests of people he met and building on those likes.  He was a great host always making any visitor welcome.

Kurt was also all about family.  He loved his parents and his siblings and was delighted when the nieces and nephews started to arrive and probably even more delighted when the next generation started.  His love of family probably came from his Pop and Mom who always instilled that family was the most important thing in the world.

As a youngster he developed a passion for sports which he carried with him all of his life.  At the age of 3 he began to play soccer and turned into a prolific player.  He was a member of the 1964 Annandale Boys Club Red Rebels.  They were far superior to most of their competition, often having to play older kids to get competition.  The Red Rebels traveled the world to tournaments.  They traveled coast to coast, and also to Canada, Europe and South America. At the age of 16, they won the National Championship.  He was still friends with his teammates to the day he died.  One of the players on that team said that they were all “brothers for life!”  Kurt’s love of soccer never ended even after his playing days did.  He was deeply involved in the world cup this year.

Aside from soccer, he loved football and golf.  He would DVR sports all the time and watch them at his leisure.  Unlike many people who listened to music on the radio, his favorite radio shows were sports shows where he could keep up with everything going on in the sports world.

Kurt was a natural gardener.  His lawn was always perfect and his landscaping precise.  He was good with his hands.  He was always available to help in family projects such as painting, lawn work, Christmas decorating and other projects.

He was an outdoorsman.  He loved to be outside.  He relished long walks through his neighborhood and at parks.  He was always looking for a new park to explore. Communing with nature was very alluring to him.  He appreciated bird watching, always having numerous feeders out and ensuring they were kept full. Kurt delighted in animals of all kinds, especially dogs.

He also had a passion for the beach.  It was his happy place. He enjoyed laying out in the sun until he was so hot, he couldn’t take it anymore and then jump in the water to cool off.  He adored the water whether it was a beach, a lake or a pool.

Kurt was a very good man who will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, Crestview, Florida with Father Roy Marien officiating. Burial to follow at Live Oak Park Cemetery Crestview, Florida. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church.

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Christine Spears

December 15, 2022, 9:00 pm

So sorry for your sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Love ,
Gary and Chris

Fran Kelly

December 15, 2022, 9:59 pm

I was so shocked to hear the news and felt a tremendous sense of loss. Such a kind and gentle soul. I first met Kurt many years ago when I became friends with his sister Natalie. My memories of him are of always feeling welcomed by him. He was so friendly and always smiling and he made you feel like he was really glad to see you. Always showing a sincere interest. One memory that really lives in my heart happened shortly after my husband died and I was a single mom of two young children. I went over to the Tullio’s one evening to visit and brought my five year-old son Mason. Kurt spent most of the evening playing with him and Mason was full of laughter and giggles. Something he really needed and something I needed to hear. Such an incredibly kind thing to do. I always admired his sense of family, something he extended to friends as well. Always making everyone feel like family. Gone way too soon. But I’m sure he is still looking after family and friends. So sorry for your loss. Much love from the Kelly/Goodwin family.

Gill Lavallee

December 16, 2022, 1:58 pm

My family and I wish to send our deepest condolences to your family. You all have welcomed us as almost part of your family for decades. Kurt was a special person. Always friendly and welcoming. He had a special way of talking to people. It could be years between times we spoke but it was as if only days went bye. He will be missed.
with all Love
Gill, Cindy, Eric and Kate Lavallee


December 16, 2022, 3:56 pm

Prayers and wishes to the family, from a ‘brother’. You didn’t want to mess with him on the pitch, but what a kind heart off it. Being a defensive back, I got to watch some pretty amazing things come from Kurt on the field, and was lucky to be able call him a friend off it. Once a Rebel, always a Rebel.

Andres Salinas

December 17, 2022, 9:35 pm

I knew Kurt as a young soccer player, briefly on The Rebels team, and later in high school. He was ALWAYS a kind soul with something nice to say and a smile on his face. Heaven has gained another angel of the highest order. My prayers go out to the entire Tullio family.

Joe Fisher

December 18, 2022, 12:36 am

I’m so sorry for the family’s loss🙏 Kurt was one of my 1st and closest friends, going back to St Mikes, 4th grade. He was a Meteor, a Rebel and and a Colonial. But mostly a fierce competitor! I only wished I had known him as an adult. He has a good soul. RIP, Joe Fisher

Rafael Fagundo

December 19, 2022, 12:11 am

On behalf of his St. Michael’s grade school classmates, we will all miss Kurt’s kindness, humor and friendship. He was a great friend, and an idol to anyone who played soccer.

While we lost touch after high school, many of us wanted to reconnect with him but couldn’t find him. He was certainly one of the good ones who left an everlasting memory. Rest in peace my friend!

Max Weintraub

December 19, 2022, 1:43 am

As a member of the Annandale Boys Club soccer family, I send strength and positivity to your entire family. I was a year younger than Kurt, and I just idolized him and his teammates. His loss send ripples beyond those you would otherwise know.

Richard White Jr

December 27, 2022, 6:02 pm

When you are a coach you should not have favourites, I coached Kurt from a 7 year old to 18 years. How do you not have favourites when you have a player like Kurt. His last game for me was when we won the National Championship. I considered Kurt the best player we had on the Rebels. Not only that he was a good kid, always friendly to everyone. My family, Faye, Kathy, Pete and Karen will always remember Kurt, he had good manners since he was young, he was polite and friendly. As a player, I considered Kurt as my #10, he was energetic and crafty, with a positive attitude, skillful with the ball, and above all, a team player. I’ll miss Kurt.
Faye and Richard White, Kathy Hill, Pete White and Karen Protiva.

Bejamin Glass

December 27, 2022, 9:50 pm

I first met Kurt on the playgrounds of St. Michael’s school, in Annandale, VA. Kurt was a very good soccer player and a great person. He will be missed.

Thomas ODay

December 28, 2022, 3:05 am

This is a huge loss. I’m really sorry to here of Kurt’s passing. My younger brother Dan and I grew up with Kurt playing soccer with any object we could find as a soccer ball on the playgrounds of St. Michael’s school in Annandale, Va.
Kurt was an amazing soccer player and a very kind soul. He was the toughest person I ever had to cover in a game as an adult due to his skill, quickness and speed. After our games we always embraced and laughed about life. He always took the time to ask me how my brother was doing and that he missed him.
God bless you, Kurt. Thanks for the love.

Larry and Trina King

December 28, 2022, 12:08 pm

Words cannot express how sorry and saddened we are for Kurt’s passing. Larry and Kurt were the best of friends and basically grew up together. Anyone who met Kurt immediately felt at ease and grew to love him. He had a kind heart, especially with children and animals, and he always put others before himself. He was always friendly and a pleasure to be around, and believed strongly in the family bond. Although we had not seen him in several years, we loved him, considered him one of our closest friends, and will miss him very much.

Karen Calder

December 28, 2022, 9:21 pm

Kurt’s death was such a shock to our whole family. I met him through Niki about 32 years ago and he was amazing. So kind hearted, funny, and loving. He became a brother to me instantly. When I got married he embraced my husband Craig with the same genuine kindness. They instantly bonded. Our daughters have always thought of him as Uncle Kurt. We feel fortunate to have spent time with him and the family over the 4th of July as we have most years. He will be greatly missed!
We love you Kurt! Craig, Karen, Chelsea,and Kaylee

Diane Ducharme

December 29, 2022, 4:25 pm

In remembering Kurt from St. Michael’s so long ago, his kindness, laughter, and joy of sports seem to remain strong threads throughout his life. I, too, wish that I had remained in contact in later years- we would’ve been friends. This brings back so many memories of the grade school friends -Joe, Rafael, Adrian and Kurt and the girls Mary, Clemencia, Beth….so many more! My deepest condolences to family and friends… Kurt was a good one! RIP Kurt

Maureen (Reeny) Sheridan

December 30, 2022, 1:53 pm

I am so saddened to hear about Kurt. I went to St. Michael’s School & Thomas Jefferson High School with Kurt. I grew up playing soccer and of course admired Kurt’s immense talent as a soccer player, as many of us did. But what I admired even more so, was that Kurt was the most down to earth person, genuine and kindest person to everyone who met or knew him. Prayers to his family and loved ones.

Joyce Robinson

January 4, 2023, 2:12 am

I am heartbroken over this news. This family was a staple in North Springfield. Kurt lived 4 houses down from me. We were neighbors for more than 40 years. We watched our respective parents grow gracefully old… He was my constant cheerleader as I ran by his house on my way home from a long run. The Halloween knocks on my door with his little nieces and nephews. Dodging the grass while walking B as he used the blower to clean off the driveway. That yard…THAT YARD!!!! What a beautiful family. Kurt was a beautiful soul. I will miss my neighbor, my friend.


January 4, 2023, 10:45 pm

I was so sad to hear of Kurt’s passing. Kurt and I went to TJ together and had a group of friends who would play soccer together in the night. Kurt was the sweetest, kindest and funniest person to be around. Kurt worked with Steven and I would get to see him when I would go to my parents in Alexandria. We will miss you Kurt. Prayers to his family. RIP Kurt until we meet again.

Diane Murphy

January 4, 2023, 11:49 pm

Kurt was such a beautiful person. We were friends in HS and I had such a crush on the older, gorgeous, soccer star. God bless his amazing soul

Sharon Tullio

January 14, 2023, 1:17 am

My Brother in Life, I will miss you forever. I cry every day for your loss in our life. We were meant to grow old together.

Pete Weyrich

July 28, 2023, 4:45 pm

Having been told just this week of Kurt’s death by a mutual friend I am saddened by this news. I remember Kurt well from grade school at St. Michaels in Annandale VA. Rest in Peace.

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