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Gregory James Dutcher, Sr.

August 20, 1955 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 65)


Gregory James Dutcher Sr.

August 20, 1955- December 24, 2020

Greg Sr. will be greatly missed by his three children, Arianne (Paul Ney), Rhiannon (Justin Taylor), and Gregory Jr. (Jessica Dutcher), his beloved friends, Pamela Dutcher and Brian Downs, his beautiful grandchildren, Ashlee, Skylar, Allexis, Krystal, Allyssa, Joshua, Anabelle, and Noah, his great-grandchildren, Caroline, Harmony, Lucas, and Hunter and his adoring siblings Dale, Denise, Dawn, Scott, and Jimmy; also, by his super cute pup, Woodstock. He was preceded in death by his parents James Welsh Dutcher and Carmela Brienza.

Gregory was born in Patchogue, New York in 1955. In 1974, he joined the Army National Guard and toured in Germany where he graduated high school. He became an E5 Sergeant and later he moved to the Army Reserves 1st Battalion 69th Infantry in 1978. He was then honorably discharged after 20+ years of service.

Dutch volunteered as an EMT in Riverhead, NY for many years and he lovingly dedicated a lot of his time to aiding Veterans. He worked with Mary Haven to make sure that the less fortunate would always have what they needed. From October to April, you would see him picking up the homeless in the cold months and bringing them to shelters on Long Island. Helping people always brought him such joy.

He adored his family and he would always find ways to have fun and make someone smile. He was the most loyal friend, dedicated father and hands-on grandfather that anyone could ask for. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone, especially his family. We will all miss his infectious smiles, his hardy laugh, his sound advice, his no-nonsense attitude and his joyous nature. He had the biggest and strongest heart in the universe and he will be missed, dearly, by us all.

His services are at Donaldson Funeral Home, 396 West St, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Tuesday, December 29th 6-8pm– Viewing

Wednesday, December 30th 10am line up for Procession to Funeral at 11am at Chatham Memorial Park, Siler City

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December 29, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel
396 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Funeral Service
December 30, 2020

11:00 AM

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