David H. Dutch

May 17, 1951 - June 21, 2018
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David H. Dutch, who was 67 years old, of Hopewell, NJ, died on June 21, 2018 at the Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center after an eleven year battle with cancer.

David was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 17, 1951, son of the late Elizabeth Herbert Hobin. He was raised in Hopewell, NJ and lived there his entire life.  He loved his town.

David met his sweetheart, surviving wife Karen Doucette Dutch, at Ohio University and they were married on June 15, 1974.  They owned their antique stores in Lambertville and Hopewell together for 25 years.  He loved finding treasures and to “make a deal.”

David’s athleticism and compassion were rivaled only by his great sense of humor.  His stalwart friends at the Hunterdon Hematology and Oncology Center can attest to his tenancity in the face of adversity.

He lived for tennis and golf, which he played throughout his fight.  He will be forever remembered as a loving and faithful husband, father, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife, Karen, daughter, Kimberly Dutch, and twin sister, Deborah Dutch.

Life celebration and cremation at the Chapel of Ewing Crematory, Ewing Township, NJ was private under the care and direction of Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ.

Please visit David’s permanent memorial site at www.wrightfamily.com where one can light a candle and leave a message of condolence and words of comfort, as well as share stories and photographs of his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Southern Comfort Animal Rescue, 1484 North Highway 19, Glenwood, GA 30428.

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Chapel of Ewing Crematory


78 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628

Life celebration and cremation services were private.

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Southern Comfort Animal Rescue

Southern Comfort Animal Rescue, Inc. is 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that rescues and rehomes abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals.

Southern Comfort was founded in 2001 in Savannah, Georgia, to provide shelter and find temporary foster or permanent homes for pets left behind when troops in nearby Ft. Stewart’s 3rd Infantry Division shipped out to Iraq and Afghanistan.

In 2006, the organization moved to Glenwood, Georgia. Southern Comfort fills a critical need in Wheeler County, which has no other rescues or animal control.

We specialize in physical, social and emotional rehabilitation of our rescues. All animals are examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and receive any and all medical treatment before being placed in carefully screened forever homes.

Southern Comfort is a “no-kill” rescue and only euthanizes in cases of irremediable suffering or vicious and dangerous animals.

We also work to raise public awareness of the plight of homeless animals and promote the benefits of adopting an animal in need through community outreach and education.

Phone: 912-423-0415

1484 North Highway 19
Glenwood, GA 30428
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Born: May 17, 1951
Died: June 21, 2018

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Elaine Weidel posted on 7/11/18

In memory of David H. Dutch, Elaine Weidel lit a candle


Tracey Levenson posted on 7/4/18

Dear Karen, I am so very sorry to hear of David's passing. You, David and LuLu made my days brighter every time I saw you. I only knew him for a short time but I will miss his smile and warmth. I hope to see you and Lulu in the future. Deepest condolences Tracey and Dsh South Palm Beach Villas


Rick Ramsey posted on 7/3/18

I met David a little over a year ago when I went back on chemo. I often sat next to him and we would talk about golf,tennis, Fla. visits and the new dog. This made the time go much faster. I will truly miss him. My deepest condolences to his family.


Megan and Stella Camisa posted on 6/28/18

David was a loving father to Lulu and he will be missed. As a fellow Doxie fan, it was easy to spot the kind and caring person David was to love and care for one of the most stubborn breeds of dogs on the planet. He is gone far too soon but his impact was great. Karen and Lulu, Stella and I are so sorry for your loss.


Deborah Lizbeth Dutch posted on 6/27/18

There are no words that can express my love,appreciation and condolences for my wonderful beloved twin brother David.I came into this world with David & have Infinite gratitude that we were together in this lifetime through everything,both Happy & sad .He was always there for me,by my side,my protector,my close friend,advisor,my twin Brother.These past years he was a strong,courageous, warrior,a Super Hero who fought a noble valiant battle with sublime dignity. We called each other,"Your other half".David,I can never say good-bye,we will never b apart, you will b with me always in my heart,and all our memories through our life together I will treasure in my heart and soul forever...I love you David,as Mother would say,"With All my heart" and will miss you more then I can say...I send my deepest,heartfelt condolences and All my love and blessings to my Sister Karen & beautiful niece Kimberly,your "Girls".


Matthew Pollock posted on 6/25/18

Karen, Our condolences go out to you and Kimberly. David was a nice guy whom will be missed. Matthew and Lori