DUTTON, ROBERT T. SR. 90 - of Absecon, NJ passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his beloved wife and loving family on Christmas Day. Born in Egg Harbor, NJ he survived World War II and returned home to support a family of 12 as a dairy manager for A & P in Pleasantville, Ventor, and Atlantic City. He and his wife, Anna made beautiful memories recalled by many raising their children on Surrey Avenue in Ventnor where when he wasn't playing catch with his children in the front yard, he was a valued coach for the Ventnor Pirates. Once settled with his wife in Absecon where his family continued to grow, he enjoyed swimming in the pool with his grandchildren and growing tomatoes in his garden that were sought by and shared with his neighbors, yet didn't compare to the love that grew within the walls of their home. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Anna (Martin); his sons, Robert Jr., James Sr., Stephen (Patty), Michael, and Dennis, Sr.; and his daughter, Kathleen Perakovich (Mark); his grandchildren, James Jr. (Kara), Matthew (Brittany), Laura Pucci, Robert III, Jennifer, Dennis, AnnaMarie Kisby (Chris), Kevin, Stephanie Megan and Jennifer Bangert, Christian, Matthew, and Michael Perakovich; his brothers-in- law, Thomas and Joseph (Shirley) Martin; nine great-grandchildren; and close friends, Peggy Mcfarlane, Patsy Hudson, and Gerry Lombardi Sullivan. Our family extends a heartfelt thank you to the amazing staff of Compassionate and Continuing Care most especially to Denise Mangano, Heidi Geckeler, Dianna Reid, Jennifer Baldwin and Ellen Jacobs. His life was a statement of love and compassion and his utter devotion and indomitable will have been a constant guide an inspiration. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:00 am at Lowenstein Funeral Home, 58 S New York Rd, Galloway, where the visitation will begin at 10:00am until time of service.
Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Dec. 27, 2013.