Donald Duane Dutil, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 29, 2020 after three years coping with Lewey Body Dementia and its accompanying effects upon the body. Don was born on August 5, 1928 and raised in San Francisco. Son of Emile and Elsie Dutil, deceased. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bertram Dutil, Emil Dutil, and Albert Dutil. He graduated from Polytechnic High School in San Francisco where he was inducted into the Poly Hall of Fame for Basketball. He attended San Francisco State University and the Wharton School of Finance in Philadelphia.
He started his banking career with Crocker National Bank and spent most of his career there as Vice President and Manager of Crocker’s statewide governmental service group. He joined the Bank of New York in 1985 as Vice President responsible for governmental agencies and union relationships for the Western United States. He spent most of his adult life in San Mateo and was appointed to the San Mateo County Retirement Board. He was also a member of the San Francisco Commercial Club and The Bankers Club.
Don retired from the Bank of New York in 1999 and moved to Sonoma with his wife, Maureen. He was subsequently appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors as the public member to the County Oversight Committee, which oversees the investments of the County’s portfolio, which has well over a billion dollars in assets. Served 11-1/2 years on the Committee and 6 years as the Chairman.
He was an avid sports fan and followed all the Bay Area teams both professional and college.
Don has three children, Donald Dutil, Denise Dutil, and Michael Dutil (Laura) and two grandchildren, Michelle Dutil and Mikey Dutil (Bethany) and a great grandchild, Sofia Dutil. He also has many cousins, nieces and nephews living in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Due to Covid-19 and affects of fires, a private funeral and burial will be held. A memorial celebration of his life will be conducted at a later date when restrictions are lifted.
Words of thanks and appreciation during Don’s stay in Sonoma Post Acute are extended to the Hospice by the Bay staff and to the Nurses and CNAs of Sonoma Post Acute. Donations in Don’s memory may be made to: Hospice By The Bay, 190 W. Napa Street, Sonoma, Ca or St. Francis Solano Catholic Church, 469 Third Street West, Sonoma, California. Inquiries can be made to Windsor Healdsburg Mortuary at 707.838.6000 or by visiting www.whcmortuary.com.
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