Nutley Peacetime Casualties

Sgt. Larry DiVuolo, 22, of Kingsland Road, a veteran of the Korean War, was returning to the U.S. when the plane on which he was traveling crashed in Hawaii on March 22, 1955. He was a graduate of Nutley High School, Class of 1951. He was survived by his parents Mrs. & Mrs. Dominick DiVuolo, and sisters Carole, Louise and Carmella.

Airman 2/c Dennis R. Schutte, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Schutte of High Street, was killed in an auto accident on the Luxembourg-Verdun Highway in France in July 1956. Schutte was a graduate of Nutley High School, Class of 1953. He was survived by a brother Dale.

Lt. Salvatore Pillitteri, 23, of Brown Street, was killed in a collision was returning home from Fort Dix. A one-time student a the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he was a platoon leader with the 69th Basic Training Regiment at Fort Dix. He was a graduate of Nutley High School, Class of 1951.

Second Lt. Thomas W. Tuttle, Jr., 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle Sr., of Heatherington Road, an Air National Guard pilot, was killed in May 1958 when his jet reconnaissance plane crashed at Detroit's Wayne Major Airport. He left the University of Michigan in his senior year to begin pilot training. He was survived by brothers David and Allan.

Lt. Frank Paul Jannarone Jr., 25, of High Street, was killed June 12, 1958, when the B-47 bomber he was co-piloting crashed in Vermont. He was a graduate of Nutley High School, Class of 1951. He earned a degree in chemical engineering at Princeton. He is survived by his wife MaryAnn and son Paul.

Nutley-born Staff Sgt. Charles A. Marsh, 45, died July 23, 1958, following a highway accident near the Ethan Allen Air Force Base in Burlington, Vt., where he was stationed. He was a flight engineer and served in the Burma - China - India theatre in World War II and the Korean War. Marsh held the Air Medal with Cluster and the Korean Service Medal.

1st Lt. Charles Tillou, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wesley Tillou of Rutgers Place, was killed in a collision between an American transport plane and a French fighter plane near Paris in September 1958. Lt. Tillou was a life-long resident of Nutley graduated from Yanticaw elementary, and Nutley High School Class of 1952.

Nutley-born Lt. (j.g.) Edward J. Zuczek (j.g.), 22, was lost when the Navy photo reconnaissance plane on which he was serving as navigator went down in a storm at sea off Guam on October 18, 1958. Zuczek earned his Naval Pilot Wings in 1957. He was survived by his parents, and brothers Benjamin and Theodore.

Seaman Pervis Robison Jr., 21,of Passaic Avenue, was one of 129 servicemen killed on April 10, 1963, when the U.S.S. Thresher, a submarine sank off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass. Robison had been a track star at Nutley High School where he was graduated in 1960. He was survived by his parents, Margaret and Pervis Robison.

Nutley Sons Peacetime Casualties

Nutley memorial honors
‘peacetime vigilance’

Nine local servicemen named
on Kingsland manor brownstone 

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About the author: Anthony Buccino has written several collections about life and growing up in and around Nutley, New Jersey. He also created Old Nutley, a web site of local history.

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