Ira L. Dutcher

12 July, 197129 September, 2020

Ira Lee Dutcher 49, of Mt. Upton, N.Y. passed away unexpectedly on September 29, 2020. He was born in Norwich on July 12, 1971 and is the son of Beulah Parker and Nigel Dutcher (AK). He grew up in the Sidney area but could usually be found at his “Aunt Margie’s house”. He is survived by his wife Catelin Dutcher of New Berlin, son’s Zeno Westergaard (Amanda) of Norwich, Jeffrey of McDonugh, Corbin and Blake, Adam and Ashton Westergaard. He is also survived by his sisters, Londa Burton of Utica, Veronica Wood of Unadilla, Tammy D LaSota of Florida, Wanda Dutcher of Norwich, Carrie Fletcher of North Norwich. Brothers Terry Parker (Annette) of Norwich and Todd Dutcher of North Norwich, grandchildren Lalya-Ann Lorrane Westergaard and Logan Allen Smith. Ira leaves behind his Aunt Margie (Jay) Schoener of Mt. Upton who he loved and adored along with many cousins, that he was very close to. He has left behind a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, and Nephews and many, many cousins along with a lifetime of friends who all loved him. Ira went to school at Norwich High School and was known by many people. He worked though the years doing a lot of handy man work which is what he loved to do most. Ira was known for his willingness to help others. He was a kind gentle soul and he would give the shirt off his back to anyone. He was also fun to be around. When you were with Ira Lee you were guaranteed a great time no matter what. He leaves behind many great memories for everyone. Ira Lee was predeceased by his daughter Maykenzie E. Dutcher, his mother Buelah (Billie) Brazee Parker, his brother Leolin Michael Parker, sister Tonja P. Shirdon Parker, niece Jessica Moore, nephew Barrett (Bear) Bryson Gargulio, two special cousins Brittney Keann Scriver and Jeffrey A. Mills Jr. His cousin Kimberly Parks, and Aunt Thelma Brazee predeceased him earlier this year.

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Sherry Corbett

10 October 2020

I’m so sorry about Ira’s passing. He was a good man and cared about people very much. My condolences to his family.

Jeremy Stopford

8 October 2020

I'll never forget his and Catelin's wedding! A 70 degree March day at Brooks' BBQ - so we decided to move the wedding OUTSIDE! A wonderful day for a wonderful family. An honor and privilege to be a part of your lives even for a few moments. I'm so sorry to read of his passing. He and I talked about the FIRST time we met, when he was just 3 and camping with his dad's family at Echo Lake Campground in Afton, NY. They were in the campsite right NEXT to ours, as we were celebrating our first anniversary. I had never seen a camper before, until Ira's dad Nigel drove one on to the grounds. Two cherished memories at two ends of Ira's life. May the Lord be your comfort throughout your season of loss. I grieve with you.

Lisa Pritchard ( Ballard )

7 October 2020

I'm truly sorry for hearing of Ira's passing . I went to school with him, known him for many years' ...RIP


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