Mark Dutkiewicz, 63, of Berlin passed away peacefully on May 28, 2018. Born in Meriden, CT, on May 30, 1954, he grew up in Berlin and always found his way back there as his home.
Mark was a very skilled welder of whom was said to “weld like an artist”. In his younger years he did welding on Shelby Ford Mustang frames. His artistic talent enabled him to use chalk, ink and paint to depict those things in nature which he loved. He enjoyed the outdoors, and fishing was one of his favorite pastimes. He enjoyed the quiet solitude of a babbling stream which provided a respite from the noisy clanging of the welding shop. In the later part of his working life, he was half of the Timber Works Tree Service team and enjoyed the involvement and challenge of that kind of work.
Mark was a gentle soul who loved children, fine art and craftsmanship. He was at peace with his world and the people around him. He moved through life undisturbed by the angst and commotion which surrounds most people and was generous with his time to help a friend in need of his skills. Mark would donate to the Salvation Army’s bell ringer bucket even though he was a man or modest means.
Mark is survived by his daughter, Kara Dutkiewicz, his brothers, Phil, and Edward and Ed’s spouse, Cindy, and his sisters: Paula Kay, Joan Veley and her spouse Scott Veley, Dr. Mary Stettmeier, and Laura Dutkiewicz-Divane. He also leaves behind a niece, Dr. Katherine Stettmeier and a nephew, Edward Stettmeier and Ed’s spouse Jasmine.
Mark is predeceased by his parents, Edward and Josephine (Wysocki) Dutkiewicz and three brothers-in law: Dr. Monte Kay, Erik Stettmeier, and Peter Divane.
Calling hours will be at the Berlin Memorial Funeral Home on June 11th, from 5 PM until 7 PM and a short prayer service will follow. A private burial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and the Salvation Army.