In Memory

Frank Tutera

Frank Tutera

Deceased Classmate: Frank Tutera Jr
Date Of Birth: 3-10-1948
Date Deceased: 10-17-2016
Age at Death: 68
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Classmate City: Columbia
Classmate State: MO
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No
Survived By: Son Gino Tutera (Rebecca) grandchildren Brianna, Gabriella, Lexi and Ian. Daughter Bianca Tutera all of Bradenton Florida. Brother Joe Tutera (Karen) of KC, sisters Caroline Tutera of St Louis and Maria Alessio (Frank) of Sarasota Florida

The following obituary was published by the Kansas City Star November 6, 2016

Frank Peter Tutera, Jr., 67, passed away Oct. 17, 2016. Frank was born in Kansas City, Mo., on March 10, 1949. He was preceded in death by parents, Elena and Frank Tutera Sr., brother, Dr. Gino Tutera, and sister, Gina Lanham. He is survived by his son, Gino (Rebecca) Tutera, daughter, Bianca Tutera, four grandkids, sisters, Caroline Tutera, Maria (Frank) Alessio, brother, Joe (Karen) Tutera. Frank graduated from Southwest H.S. and CMSU. Celebration of life will be from 2-5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 12, at Kelly's Westport Inn. - See more at:

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10/28/16 01:02 PM #1    

Don Hamblin

God speed, Frank


10/28/16 01:39 PM #2    

Kay Maas (Coward)

Sad news for sure. RIP Frank.

10/29/16 12:18 PM #3    

Kent Johnson

Goodbye, Frank!

10/29/16 02:09 PM #4    

Sharon Davis (Atchison)

So sad that Frank has passed away, too soon.  Rest in peace.


10/29/16 03:08 PM #5    

Larry Arlan

FRANK...quite a group up there...( or down there ! )...sad you left..but no more more stress...just eternal joy...( i hope...!! )...enjoyed your friendship in added a tuff, not so tuff quality...always a good guy inside..ready with a laff...

10/29/16 04:26 PM #6    

Jenifer Hearne (Megaris)

I am so very sad to hear this. Frank was a good friend in HS. I have wonderful, fun filled memories of him. He and Tom Giambroni taught me all the cuss words in Italian! Praying the LORD will comfort his family.


10/30/16 03:47 PM #7    

David Wysong

Came to Southwest as a sophomore with Frank and Barry McIntyre....both gone now.  Played football with them both.  Great team mates.  Frank was one great competitor and a really nice guy to boot.




10/31/16 03:29 PM #8    

Donald Winett

I was shocked when I heard that Frank had passed away. Much to soon for sure. I enjoyed being around Frank. So glad good memories last forever. 




10/31/16 04:54 PM #9    

David Barker

I really liked Frank.  He was in a couple of classes with me.  He was quiet but friendly, and he put up with a lot of silliness from some of us.  Good man.  I have thought about him over the years.  He will be missed.

11/07/16 10:25 AM #10    

Skip Marshall

"The Fonz Tutera".  Thought he was a hood but he wasn't.  His heart was to big.  He just couldn't help being a great guy during our "Happy Days" at SW.

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