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Donald R. Kutzbach

Tonawanda, New York

January 20, 1945 - May 18, 2024

Donald R. Kutzbach Obituary

Don Kutzbach passed away peacefully at the age of 79 following a stroke suffered ten days ago.

 

A lifelong Grand Islander, he was married to my mom Linda Kutzbach (nee Smith) for 54 years until her death late last year. He served in the US Army in mid-1960s and then worked as a contractor in the family business Ajax-Smith – doing building restoration on what would seem like nearly every significant structure in WNY – and eventually owned and operated the company until his retirement several years later.

 

He was a devoted dad to Donny Kutzbach and the late Amy Kutzbach and a great Papa to the late Dylan and to Izzy and Townshend. He loved his brothers and sisters, Doug, Daryl, Dale and Debbie. He was like a brother to all of his in-laws Sharon (Pete) Johnson, Bonnie (Mike) Leto, and John (the late George). He was also like a second father to Chantel and meant the world to her. Also beloved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

He loved living between WNY and Florida, boat rides on the Niagara, the Bills, fantasy football and golf, watching the stock market, listening to and seeing live music and hanging out in bars... even after 30 years sober!

 

His amazing qualities and wonderful deeds through life were too many to name here. They could fill a book on their own. He was hard-working, strong-willed, tough and fiercely loyal but also contemplative, patient, understanding, kind and willing to look at all sides of things. He was never the type to brag: he was humble, proud and down to earth. 

 

All family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for Don on Sunday, June 2 at 12:30 PM at The Shores, located at 2 Detroit Street in North Tonawanda.  Please make memorial donations in Don's memory to Oishei Children's Hospital. 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Donald R. Kutzbach hosted by Hamp Funeral Home, Inc..

Don Kutzbach passed away peacefully at the age of 79 following a stroke suffered ten days ago.

 

A lifelong Grand Islander, he was married to my mom Linda Kutzbach (nee Smith) for 54 years until her death late last year. He served in the US Army in mid-1960s and then worked as a contractor in the family business Ajax-Smith – doing building restoration on what would seem like nearly every significant structure in WNY – and eventually owned and operated the company until his retirement several years later.

 

He was a devoted dad to Donny Kutzbach and the late Amy Kutzbach and a great Papa to the late Dylan and to Izzy and Townshend. He loved his brothers and sisters, Doug, Daryl, Dale and Debbie. He was like a brother to all of his in-laws Sharon (Pete) Johnson, Bonnie (Mike) Leto, and John (the late George). He was also like a second father to Chantel and meant the world to her. Also beloved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

He loved living between WNY and Florida, boat rides on the Niagara, the Bills, fantasy football and golf, watching the stock market, listening to and seeing live music and hanging out in bars... even after 30 years sober!

 

His amazing qualities and wonderful deeds through life were too many to name here. They could fill a book on their own. He was hard-working, strong-willed, tough and fiercely loyal but also contemplative, patient, understanding, kind and willing to look at all sides of things. He was never the type to brag: he was humble, proud and down to earth. 

 

All family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for Don on Sunday, June 2 at 12:30 PM at The Shores, located at 2 Detroit Street in North Tonawanda.  Please make memorial donations in Don's memory to Oishei Children's Hospital. 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Donald R. Kutzbach hosted by Hamp Funeral Home, Inc..

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