Bob Dutcher passed away on July 3, 2019, a couple weeks shy of his 81st birthday.
Robert Ralph Dutcher was born on July 18, 1938, to Ralph and Betty Dutcher in Paterson, NJ. When Bob was a child, the family moved to Walton. He graduated from Walton Central School in 1956 and married Jeanne Shaw on July 1, 1961.
The majority of his career was spent with New York State Electric and Gas. He also worked at S.J. Bailey & Sons, and as a teen, he worked at A&P and also as a pin setter at the Walton bowling alley. Bob volunteered with the Walton Fire Department for many years.
Bob loved the Walton Warriors, the Green Bay Packers and the New York Mets. He enjoyed fishing, especially with his grandsons. He relished his role as PopPop and became an avid fan of whatever sports and activities his grandsons participated in, from wrestling to drama productions, speech and debate to rugby. He traveled to Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Hawaii and Canada for adventures with his grandsons. He holds the title as the family Wii Bowling senior’s champion.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, his wife, and his youngest daughter, Ann-Marie. He is survived by his sister, Margaret, and her family; his daughters Michelle (Tim) Gregory of Walton, and Julie (Cameron) Vouri of Calgary, Canada; and his grandsons Evan Markovich of Portage, Pennsylvania, Owen Vouri of Calgary, Canada, and Brenden Gregory (Lou Reid) of Brooklyn. He was a well of never-ending dedication and support to his wife, his daughters and their husbands, and his grandsons. He was proud of his family, and they provided him so much joy.
Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will take place on Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 4-7 P.M. at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton. A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held on Monday, July 8 at 12 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial at Walton Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Walton Fire Department, 61 West Street, Walton, NY 13856.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a special message of hope and comfort for Bob’s family please visit www.courtneyfh.com