Robert ''Hutch'' J. Hutchins

robert ''hutch'' hutchins
Hutchins, Robert “Hutch” Joseph, rode off into the sunset June 5, 2004. Hutch was born in Athens, Ohio and moved to California at age 10. In his youth, he was the “All City Yoyo Champion.” While attending RUHS he played basketball and was a member of the 1957-1959 Bay League City Championship team. After his graduation he served in the US Army Corps of Engineers in Georgia and Greenland. He was an avid hunter, bowler, loved to fish, and was a member of the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge. He loved traveling. Among his favorite destinations were Western Canada, Ireland, and cruising down the Mississippi River steamboat style. His favorite trip was a raucous, cuttin’up good time goose hunt in Saskatchewan with all his buddies this past October. Bob loved a good joke and always had a good story to tell - whether you wanted to hear it or not. Hutch owned and operated Hutch’s Plumbing since June 6, 1976. He is survived by his wife…his life partner, Bonnie A. (nee Goldsby) Hutchins and his devoted daughter Francesca Hutchins. Bob’s life was greatly diminished by the loss of his daughter, Tara Eileen Hutchins. Left to mourn him are his parents Robert Rutledge and Alaire Lucille (nee Beckett) Hutchins, his sister Jackie Crow and brother Richard Hutchins. Also left to mourn him are his nieces, nephews, friends, and loyal clientele. Visitation will be Friday, June 11, 2004 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at White & Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 W. Torrance Blvd. (at Prospect Avenue), Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Bob’s life will be celebrated at services held on Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 1:30 P.M. at Riviera United Methodist Church; Entombment will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Tara Hutchins Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Redondo Union High School, 631 Vincent Park, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 or Fanconi Anemia, 1801 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97401.

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  1. Bonnie & Francesca, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. I have very fond memories of him and your family at church growing up. I always remember him driving around town in his plumming van with a smile on his face! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry I could not make it to the service to show my support. I saw the obituary when I was reading the paper at work last night. Take care and remember all the wonderful memories you had together and I know he is with Tara watching over you! Jennifer

  2. Dear Bonnie & Francesca, I\’m so sorry to hear about your lost. Hutch was doing what he loved right until the end. He loved his work and noting and no one was going to keep him from it. I will keep you in my prayers. Keep stong and remember– Psalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

  3. HE WILL SWALLOW UP DEATH IN VICTORY; AND THE LORD GOD WILL WIPE AWAY TEARS FROM OFF ALL FACES;…..Isaiah 25:8 To Bonnie, Francesca “God will take care of you” Be not dismayed……I will always keep you in my prayers.. With much love……Earline

  4. Dear Bonnie, We are very sorry to hear about Hutch. We hope you have been comforted by family and friends. Hutch will be shining down on you and guiding you, and God knows there will not be one leaky faucet up in Heaven. God Bless you and your daughter- Carlos and Debbie Hernandez

  5. Bonnie and Francesca, Am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of Hutch. He will be deeply missed by many. Remember I am here any time (almost) for you and you will always be in my Prayers. I am sorry I will be unable to attend Sat. services but I will be with you in Spirit. God speed and May God Bless you both as he has in the past. Keep the Faith Pam

  6. Dear Bonnie and Family, What a shock to read in our Mainsail of Hutch\’s passing! You are in my prayers during this difficult time. Mom was a loyal client of the Hutch Plumbing Service and I have been also since coming back to the South Bay. He was always so much fun to hear of his latest adventures. May you get strength in your Christian faith and God\’s arms enfold you at this time. Lovingly, Marian(McCandless)Buck

  7. God bless you and yours Bonnie our thoughts are with you. We just found out last night (Sat)Hutch was a good and loved friend. He will be in our hearts forever. Dave and Phyllis Ulrich

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