Claude A. Dutcher 70, passed away on Wednesday morning July 19th at his home surrounded by family.
Born in Schenectady, Claude was the son of the late Claude A. and Orphia (Campbell) Dutcher Sr.
A graduate of Linton High School, Claude received a Bachelor’s Degree for Empire State College in 1997. He served his country with the United States Army from 1966 to 1968.
Claude retired from the General Electric Company in 2001 after 36 years in Gas Turbine Services. He was a member of American Legion Post #1092, a past Post Commander and a former past County Commander.
Predeceased by his siblings; James Dutcher, Anne Greco and Claudia Dutcher, Claude is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years Carol A. (Garry) Dutcher who he married on June 17th of 1967, his children; Cory J. Dutcher (Pamela) of Delmar, Carol Ann Haas (Lloyd) of Malta, Curt M. Dutcher (Lauren) of Central Bridge, Chad J. Dutcher (Kelly) of Atlanta, Craig M. Dutcher of Ballston Lake, Caitlin A. Dutcher of Schenectady and Michele Mraz of Syracuse, his 13 grandchildren; Chelsea, Carol Ann, Luke, Ellie, LJ, Ciara, Grace, Noah, Sadie, Charissa, Alexa, Addison and Beckett. Claude is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon July 25th at 11 :30 am at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave., Schenectady, NY. relatives and friends are invited to attend and may also call at the funeral home on Monday evening July 24th from 5 to 7 pm.
Interment with full military honors will be held at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Claude’s memory to American Legion Post #1092, 1809 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12309