Robert J Dutcavich

June 25, 1938 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 81)



Robert J. Dutcavich, 81, 149 Circle Dr., Lock Haven, PA died June 23, 2020 at his home. Born June 25, 1938 in Shamokin, PA he was the son of the late John A.and Helen B. Yasalonis Dutcavich. He was a 1957 graduate of the Shamokin Area Joint High School and a 1958 graduate of the McAllister School of Mortuary Science in New York City.

Bob served in the U. S. Army from September 26, 1961 until February 19, 1963 and was a Personnel Specialist at Fort Wayne, Detroit,  Michigan.  On January 11, 1967 in Holy Cross Church, Brooklyn N.Y he was united  in marriage to Antonia F.  (Toni) DelGrippo . He and his family moved to Lock Haven  in February of 1970.

Mr. Dutcavicch had been a licensed funeral director since August, 1961. He was employed as a funeral  director in several funeral homes in New York City as well as in New York state.  Bob received his Pennsylvania Funeral Directors license in September of 1976.

He was employed as an over the road truck driver for the former M. G. Fidler Trucking of Salona from May 9, 1970 until May 8, 1972 and for the former Eazor Express of Loganton, PA from May 8, 1972 until February 28, 1982.

In September of 1982 he was offered a position of funeral director with the Patrick R. Moriarty Funeral Home, Lock Haven until he and his wife Antonia  purchased the business from Patrick and Veronica Moriarty on January  9, 1985. He retired on January 14, 2002 after 17 years.

Following his retirement he was associated with the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, Lock Haven and the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, Mill Hall, PA .

He had been a member  of the Holy Spirt  Roman Catholic Parish , Lock Haven, former member and Past President of the Lock Haven Rotary Club, 3rd Degree and Life member of Lock Haven Council 1774, Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree and Life member of Our Lady of Victory Assembly 1945 Knights of Columbus, State  College, Lodge Giosue Carducci # 146 Sons of Italy, Lock Haven, Life member and Past Exalted Ruler # 182  and a life member of Liberty Hose Co. #2, Shamokin, PA

In addition to his wife he is survived by:

 1 Son: Michael J. Dutcavich, Lock Haven, PA

1 Granddaughter : Kristen B. Dutcavich &1 Grandson:  Brian M. Dutcavich both of  Woolrich, PA

He was preceded in  death by a son, Robert J. Dutcavich  who died May 29, 1992 and a brother, John J. Dutcavich of Minersville, PA  who died June 9, 1988.

A Funeral Mass honoring the life of Robert J. Dutcavich will be celebrated Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM  In Holy Spirit Parish, St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church , Lock Haven with Rev. Father  Joseph Orr officiating. Interment in St. Agnes  Cemetery. Friends will be received in the Dean  K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral  Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA from 6-8 PM Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

A  Sons of Italy Memorial Service will be at 5:30 PM, An Elks Memorial Service at 8 PM and a Knights of Columbus Memorial Service at 8:30 PM

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June 30, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dean K. Wetzler Jr Funeral Home
320 Main Street
Mill Hall, PA 17751

Funeral Mass
July 1, 2020

11:00 AM
Holy Spirit Parish/St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church
Lock Haven, PA 17745

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