Obituary: John ‘Phil’ Utke, 69

Obit - John UtkeJohn “Phil” Utke, 69, of Southington, passed away on June 24, 2016 at HOCC New Britain Campus. He was the husband of Esther (Miller) Utke.

He was born November 15, 1946 in New Britain, son of the late John and Jean (Thiery) Utke. John served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, John was a truck driver for Sealy for over 26 years.

Besides his wife, John is survived by three sons Scott Utke and wife Aylin of Stamford, CT, Shawn Utke and wife Ileana of Holliston, MA and Michael Utke of Revere, MA, three grandchildren, brothers Paul and William Utke and sisters Elizabeth Utke and Mary DeLuca, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The Funeral will be held on Wednesday June 29, 2016 at 10 am at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington. Burial with Military Honors will be at St Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6-8 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH  45250-0301 or

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