Newport News – David A. Dutrow, Jr., 91 a resident of the Chesapeake Retirement Community of Newport News, VA passed away on Friday, December 22, 2006.
He was born in Newport News, VA on October 4, 1915 to David Andrew Dutrow and Mary Selden Dutrow, both predeceased, and was the husband of Sue Owen Dutrow, who passed away in 2003.
Mr. Dutrow graduated from John Marshall High School in Richmond, VA and the University of Richmond with a BA degree. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newport News where he taught Sunday school, served as an Elder and a Deacon, and sang in the church choir and later the Wythe Presbyterian Church of Hampton, again singing in the choir.
He had a lifelong career at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. and its successor companies and retired in 1975 as a supervisor in the Cost Engineering Department. A beloved husband and father, he also was the president of the Greater Peninsula Swimming Association, participated in Masters Swimming and was a National Masters Champion and National Record Holder. He was a member of the Harmonizing Four Quartet. In recent years he derived much pleasure from friends at the Hampton YMCA and later the Victory Family YMCA of Yorktown, where he swam each day, and at the Dutrow Elementary School of Newport News, which was named for his father, the former Superintendent of Schools in Newport News.
He is survived by his daughter Mary and husband Frank Emerson, of Baltimore, MD; his son, Dr. David A. Dutrow III of Derwood, MD; and his daughter Virginia and husband David Allsopp, of Germantown, MD; four grandchildren, David, Matthew, Robert, and Elizabeth Allsopp.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 27 from 7:00-8:30 pm with a funeral service Thursday December 28, at 1:00 pm at Riverside Altmeyer Funeral Home 7415 River Road by the Reverend Arthur F. Jensen, with burial immediately following at Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Wythe Presbyterian Church at 151 Robinson Rd. Hampton, VA 23661, Victory Family YMCA at 101 Long Green Blvd. Yorktown, VA or Dutrow School PTA at 60 Curtis Tignor Rd. Newport News, VA Please visit this memorial at altmeyer.com. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside-Altmeyer Funeral Home.