John L. Dutton, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

John L. Dutton, Sr.

July 1, 1925 - February 9, 2018

John L. Jack Dutton, Sr., age 92, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Born in Orange, New Jersey on July 1, 1925, he was a son of the late Leon G. and Mary (Dillon) Dutton.  John served in the US Army during WWII at the Battle of Metz. He then dedicated his career as a computer programmer in the insurance industry.

A true outdoors man, he loved walking, exploring, camping and golfing.  He enjoyed the time spent with his family.  John was also a member of the VFW. Above all, he was a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anne B. (Bruckman) Dutton.  He is survived by his sons, John L. Dutton, Jr. (Debbie) of Newark, Stephen R. Dutton (Carol) of East Brunswick, NJ and Richard G. Dutton of Boise, Idaho; 2 brothers; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John’s name to the VFW Post 475, 100 Veterans Dr, Newark, DE 19711.


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  • Jack Dutton you will be deeply missed. Now your with our Heavenly Father, you have no more pain or suffering here in our earthly home. I will see you again some day. Miss and you love.

  • Iā€™m gonna miss you so much Grandpa! I love you.

    Rest in peace


  • Miss You Dad, and miss going to the VFW with You. Say hi to Mom for me.

  • Our sympathy – Gordon & Maryann Hendry

  • Uncle Jack was a very warm loving guy. I got the news today from John and Rick and we had a wonderful conversation about the Dutton family, our grandfather and hero-as John called him-Leon, our grandmother Gam and I’m sorry that Jack has passed. He lived a good long life and has left a loving family. It was really great to speak with the cousins today. Thank you John and Rick! Best to all! Love-Phil

  • I remember Jack and Ann well and the three boys. We had some good times at Dartmouth and in so Acworth with Gam and Papa. My very best and love to you boys John, Steve and Rick…

  • Uncle Jack – always warm & welcoming ā€“ a quick wit ā€“ a good sense of humor ā€“ and very intelligent. Our family had great times with Uncle Jack, Aunt Anne and the boys – such fun at the shore when we were very young, camping once, and at their home. Wonderful family – wonderful memories – miss them. Cherish every one of them. Our sincere sympathy to all of you. Much love, Kathy and Mike