MORRIS — Victor Dutka, 82, formerly of Morris, N.Y., died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Glendale, N.Y.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1919, in Engerau, Czechoslovakia, the son of Andreas and Emilie (Kristofek) Dutka. He married Josephine Oettinger in 1948. She died on July 5, 1994.
He had worked as a forester before WW II and moved to New York in 1956 and worked in the printing industry and later as a sheet metal technician and had resided in Glendale until his retirement when he moved to Morris in 1984. He had resided most recently at the Dominican Village in Amityville, N.Y.
Victor is survived by his son, Michael Dutka, and daughter-in- law, Denise, and his daughter, Margaret Rehberger, and son-in-law, Ken. He was brother to Gitta Dutka of Hainburg, Austria. He was blessed by his grandchildren, Kathryn Rehberger, Nicholas, Stefan and Jonathan Dutka.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 6, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Schwille Funeral Home in Glendale.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, April 7, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. at the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Morris, with the Rev. John Burns officiating.
Committal services and burial will follow at the Hillington Cemetery in Morris.
The Dutka family requests that anyone wishing to make a donation in Victor's memory do so to the Morris Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 452, Morris, NY 13908. Envelopes will be available at the Johnston Funeral Home.
Published in The Daily Star on April 6, 2002.