Robert Lee DITURI
April 1, 1936 – January 27, 2020
Robert Dituri was born April 1, 1935 in Fresno, CA to Joe and Jenny Dituri. He passed away on January 27 ,2O2O at the age of 83 at the VA hospital in Fresno, CA. He is preceded in death by both parents, brother David, and stepson Tom. He grew up around Reedley, went to Great Western Grade School and Fowler High.
He joined the Navy at 17 and served on the SS Shangri-La, and was stationed at China Lake afterward. After the Navy he studied art, and enjoyed painting and sold some of his artwork. There are several of his paintings around the house. lnterest in art was helpful in his career of auto body repairs retiring at 62.
Enjoying the mountains he moved to Oakhurst in 1979. Gathering firewood, taking care of his flowers and generally happy with life after work. He is survived by his wife Wendy of Oakhurst, sister-in-law Melba of Clovis, brother Richard of Tulare,a daughter Tami of Hanford, son Anthony(Claudia) of Wasilla, AK, stepdaughter Tami (Jack) of Bakersfield, and daughter-in-law Rhonda of Tomball TX. and nephew Eric (Caroline) of Fresno.
- Funeral Service Wednesday, February 5, 2020
- Graveside Service Thursday, February 6, 2020