October 29, 1930-June 3, 2018
Albert Robert Dutson passed away peacefully on June 3, 2018, at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Francis (Rubio) Dutson, and sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Canales. He is survived by his wife, Dolores C. Dutson; his former wife, Lillian D. Dutson, and their children, Albert T. and Dina D. Dutson; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and countless other family members and lifelong friends.
Al was raised in Laredo, TX, and known to all as “Titire.” He graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1949. Shortly thereafter, he gained admission to the Tecnologico de Monterrey in N.L., MX, on a football scholarship. In 1951, Al enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving in the U.S. Marine Corps serving in the Korean War and was honorably discharged. In 1957, he graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Al remained in San Antonio following his passion for airplanes and negotiations and was employed in procurement as a government contractor for over 40 years with Kelly AFB, Alamo Aircraft, and Chromally Gas Turbine, respectfully. Al believed in God, the importance of family and friends, a strong work ethic, and he knew the meaning of sacrifice.
Visitation will begin on Thursday, June 14 at 9:30 am with a rosary to be recited at 11 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. The funeral Mass will be offered following the rosary at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Albert R. Dutson on behalf of Dolores C. Dutson. Donations may be mailed directly to the Alzheimer’s Association San Antonio & South Texas Chapter, MAC 37 Building, 10223 McAllister Freeway, Suite 100 in San Antonio, TX 78216 or donations may be sent online at https://www.alz.org/sanantonio.