Robert Eugene Hutchison, 63, of North Pole, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 15, 2012, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. He was born July 31, 1949, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Earl Edward Hutchison and Margaret (Keefer) Hutchison.
Robert attended Central Daulphin High School and joined the U.S. Army
on Dec. 31, 1968, where he served our country for 20 years before retiring on Feb. 2, 1988. Robert married Sherri Bushey on June 29, 1979. Robert and Sherri celebrated 33 years of marriage this year.
Robert was a loyal member of the Elks Lodge
1551, Fraternal Order of the Eagles 1037, and Loyal Order of the Moose 1932 in Fairbanks. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harley motorcycle. When his health began to fail, he enjoyed playing pinochle.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Sherri (Bushey) Hutchison; three daughters, Tammy Naugle of Gettysburg, Pa., Tracy Musselwhite of Shermans Dale, Pa., and Terry Mendez of Halifax, Pa.; brother, James Hutchison of Middletown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, James Bushey and partner Rose Elsner; friend, James Keller; many nieces and nephews; and his pet poodle, Buster, who was always at his side, even to the end.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Margaret Hutchison; sisters, Shirley Strickler and Adella Burger; and brother, Norman Edward Hutchison.
The family would like to thank Dr. Bartling and the staff of Denali Care Center for their great care of Robert since he has been there.
A celebration of life will be held in Fairbanks at a later date.
A service of remembrance will be held at
10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the New Life Assembly of God, 397 Bridgeport Road, Landisburg, Pa., followed by a celebration of life for family and friends at the New Bloomfield VFW
Post 7463, 71 Soule Road in New Bloomfield, Pa.
Rest in peace, Robert, you are finally out of pain. We love you and will miss you greatly.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fairbanks Funeral Home.