John A. Tulloch, M.D., 86, died peacefully at the University of Michigan Medical Center (where he graduated from Medical School in 1958).
“Duke” was born and raised in Detroit, where he attended Cooley High School, followed by Wayne State University, obtaining a degree in chemistry with a minor in physics, and, thereafter, earning a medical degree at Michigan.
While in high school, he achieved Eagle Scout status, was in the boy’s church choir, played ice hockey at a high level and was a professional magician. In the course of his undergraduate summers, he was the captain of a large yacht on Harsens Island and became quite familiar and adept with navigating the Great Lakes and adjoining waterways.
During the early stages of medical school, he married Mary Dorcas Flannery, originally from Cass City, Michigan, had three of their four children before age twenty-six, worked full time, and returned to Detroit for his residency at Harper Hospital. Soon after, the family moved to Grosse Pointe City, joined St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, and began his medical practice in the Metropolitan Detroit area, including St. John, Harper, Hutzel and Bon Secours hospitals.
Duke and Mary travelled extensively throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and Central America with many friends, yet his family was his highest priority where he instilled his values for Faith in God, patriotic respect to our country, achievement, commitment, unselfishness, perseverance, good humor and a passion for life with his children, son-in-laws, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Dr. Tulloch was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (2018), and is survived by his children, Mary Elizabeth Oles (John R. Oles deceased), John M. Tulloch, Patricia Tulloch Huffman (David M. Huffman deceased), Monica Tulloch Boynton (Geoff), and grandchildren, Jeffrey H. Cann, Jr., Geoffrey S. Boynton, Meredith A. Tulloch and Jeannie M. Boynton. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.
Memorial Mass Thursday May 30, 2019 in-state from 9:30 AM until time of Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church 157 Lake Shore Road Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. 48236.
In lieu of flowers, donations will support the 1958 Medical School Class Scholarship Fund. Checks may be made to “University of Michigan” and sent to Medical Development, 1000 Oakbrook, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. You may also call 734-764-6777 or visit the website victors.us/johntulloch to make your gift.