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David Dutra

November 16, 1932 - January 16, 2023

Life Legacy

David Silveria Dutra passed away peacefully at home on January 16th, 2023.

Born November 16th, 1932 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, as a young boy he moved with his family to Oakland, California. He married the love of his life, Elizabeth "Sue" Dold in 1958. They settled in San Lorenzo in 1960, where they raised four children and spent the rest of their lives. He worked at Owens Illinois Glass Plant in Oakland for 33 years. He was a hard worker who worked long hours and second jobs. He loved his job at Owens. He retired in 1992 and began a long life of work in his wood shop. He also enjoyed guitar - playing on a guitar he used for 80 years - singing, deep sea fishing, sketching, World War II History, and dogs. He was pre-deceased by his wife Sue and his son Richard in 2021. He is survived by son David (Laureen) Dutra, daughters Elaine (Chris) Sanchez, Mary Ann (Jim) Garhart, brothers Albert, Paul (Laurie), sister Linda, in-laws Ray and Josie Libby, Mary Oldham, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, his caring neighbors, and his dog Abby. Special thanks to his care team at Hope Hospice. His optimism, pleasant demeanor, and generosity will be missed. 

A funeral mass will be held at:

St. John's Church, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd, San Lorenzo, CA 

10:30, February 2nd. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Grissom’s Chapel & Mortuary.

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Grissom's Chapel & Mortuary Inc.

267 E. Lewelling Blvd.
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
(510) 278-2800

Grissom's Cremation & Burial Centers

9130-B Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 560-0800

Grissom's Crematory, Inc.

267 E. Lewelling Blvd.
San Lorenzo, CA 94580