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JOHNSTOWN, PA – [Diocesan Chancery] — With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that David Dutko, the father of Fr. Matthew Dutko and the brother of Protopresbyter James Dutko reposed in the Lord unexpectedly on Friday May 20, 2022 after a long battle with renal failure while waiting for a kidney transplant.

He was predeceased by his parents Very Rev. Protopresbyter Stephen and Pani Mary Dutko and his brother Richard Dutko.

He is survived by his devoted wife Cheryl (nee Regan) Dutko of Binghamton, his children, James A. (Rachel) Dutko of Collegeville PA, Christina M. Dutko of Binghamton, and Rev. Matthew D. (Pani Kathryn) Dutko of Woodstock, GA; grandchildren; Nicholas, Emily, Lazarus and Isaiah; his brother, Very Rev. Protopresbyter James (Pani Mary Kathy) Dutko of Vestal, nephew, Richard (Kaitlin) Dutko of Apalachin, many cousins and grand nieces and grand nephews.

David loved his wife, children, grandchildren, family, church, his heritage, and his pets. He had long career as an attorney for the City of Binghamton and the Counties of Broome and Tioga.

He was an active member of the parish family of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, as the cantor, member of its choir, and active within the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese.