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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