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“My Condolences to the Dutko family . I will always cherish memories of my childhood extended family. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: George Rojas - North Haledon, NJ

“To all the Dutko Family, We're very sorry to hear that Walter died and hope you can always fond memories of him. I'm sorry I could not attend the...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Alice Petkus-Mason - Wyckoff, NJ

“Phyllis, You are in our thoughts and our prayers. Walt will be missed. We pray that God gives you the strength to understand and to keep you...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Tim & Lee Knoetgen - Ft.Smith, AR

“Dear Phyllis & Family: My deepest sympathy. Love, Aunt Jean ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Tim & Lee Knoetgen - Ft.Smith, AR

“Dear Phyllis, On behalf of the class of "58" PVHS. Gail Wraback Humecky and I would like to offer our condolences to you and your family. We have...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Joan Reise Palicia - Wayne, NJ

“Dear Phyllis, On behalf of the class of "58" PVHS. Gail Wraback Humecky and I would like to offer our condolences to you and your family. We have...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Joan Reise Palicia - Wayne, NJ

“Dear Phyllis, I was so sad to hear of your loss. Walt and I were playmates and friends in our younger years, we grew up together 3 houses apart on...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Werner Wilhelm - Summerville, SC

“I was so sorry to hear the news of your loss. I really enjoyed getting to know Walt at work in the Spokane office. When he smiled it could light up a...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Chinelle Flood - Spokane, WA

“I never got to know Walt that well, working with him at CLC. I do remember the conversations we had at the company functions. Walt told me he likes...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Joaquin Auten - Spokane, WA

“You know how I felt about Walter. He was one of a kind!!!!! He will truly be missed. I am sorry I could not be there. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Marilyn Venezia - Beltsville, MD

“My Dearest Helena, It was heartbreaking when Maia told me your dad had passed away. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers every day. I'm...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Moffett - Bozeman, MT

“We extend our condolences to Walt's family..We had the privilege and pleasure of knowing Walt during his association with Merrick where he reflected...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: H. Edward Lecuyer - Hays, KS

“Phyllis and Family, Walter will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful person and working with him was an honor. My condolenences to the entire...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Donna Gorman - Parrish, FL

“Walt was a great man and husband, he loved his family and his friends, He and his wife were by my side throw everything that I went throw. I couldn't...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: barbara place - Cadyville, NY

“I am so sorry for your loss. While I never met Walter, I am friends with Jim. I have heard so many wonderful stories about Jim's mom, dad and...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Carrie Grotz - Wanaque, NJ

“Walt was a good man with solid values. I have many good memories of working with Walt. My deepest sympathy to his family. Ralph Christie ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Ralph Christie - Aurora, CO

“To Walt's family. My condolences on your loss. I was very sad to hear that Walt passed away on Wednesday. When Walt worked at Merrick & Company in...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Frances Carter - Aurora, CO

“Phyllis,Peggy,Jim,Lauren (special dtg-in-law) Helena spouses and children, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Anna May Wall

“I always enjoyed Walt's insightful wisdom while working with him at CLC. He was a wonderful mentor and a good friend. We will all miss his many...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Kurt Mahnken - Lone Tree, CO

“I had a chance to work with Walt at CLC Associates in Denver since 1999. I can't believe how much I learned from him during that time! He really...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Ken Raust - Castle Rock, CO


DUTKO- Walter Dutko, Jr., "The Rock", 68, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 in his home in Centennial, Colorado. Born in Paterson, NJ, he resided in North Haledon NJ where he was Vice President of Finance at Woodward Clyde Consultants for 26 years before relocating to Centennial Colorado in 1991. Walter recently retired as President and COO of CLC Associates, a national planning, entitlements, architecture, land-surveying, and engineering firm in Greenwood Village, Colorado. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1975 from Fairleigh Dickenson University. He was a distinguished member of the United States Army from 1959-1962. He received a Good Conduct Medal and The Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. He liked to fish, gamble, spend time with his family, and most of all negotiate.
Walter was predeceased by his parents, Walter Dutko Sr. and Anna Dutko (Dral), and his brother Paul Dutko. Walter is survived by his beloved and cherished wife Phyllis (Stark) originally from Long Island, NY. He is also survived by his four children; his daughter Marguerite Maresca (Dutko) and her husband Robert Maresca, his son James Dutko and his wife Meredith Dutko, his daughter Lauren Wall (Dutko) and her husband Robert Wall, his daughter Helena Grissom (Dutko) and her husband Keith Grissom, his sister Sandra Normoyle and her husband Tom Normoyle, and 8 grandchildren; Christopher, Jaclyn, Glenn, Brianna, Alexandria, Michael, James, and Robert.
Walter will always be truly loved and missed - but never forgotten.
Funeral Services will be 8:45 am Tuesday from BIZUB-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 47 Main St., Little Falls and 9:30 am at St. Paul's RC Church, 286 Haledon Ave., Prospect Park. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. Visitation on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Department of Veterans Affairs (10C2) c/o Laura Balun, 810 Vermont Ave., NW Washington, DC, 20420 or another Armed Services Charity. Visit www.bizub.com for driving directions/ online condolences.

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