Celebrating the life of

Kathleen Barnas Dutko

Passed away on September 28, 2021

Kathleen Barnas Dutko

Kathleen Barnas Dutko, 77, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.  She was born in Passaic, N.J., October 16, 1943 to the late George and Verna Barnas.  Mrs. Dutko received a B.S. in Nursing from Niagra University, Niagra Falls, New York, and then was awarded a National Institute of Health Grant to study Psychiatric Nursing @ N.Y.U., from which she received her Master’s degree.  She was a Nursing Professor at Armstrong State University, from which she retired in 1998.  She attended St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Tybee Island, and was also a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on Wilmington Island.

Kathy and Ed enjoyed following their grandchildren’s sports activities in Savannah, as well as avidly following the University of Georgia Bulldogs.  So much so, they maintain a second home in Athens, GA. 

Kathy is survived by her husband, Edward “Ed” Dutko of Tybee Island, daughter and son-in-law, Lauren Dutko and Richard Kay of Savannah, daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Darren Conn of Savannah, sister and brother-in-law, Janice and David Szabo of Missouri City, Texas, brother and sister-in-law, George and Linda Barnas of Ellicott City, Maryland, three grandchildren, Brendan Conn, Maddie Conn, and Natalya Kay, all of Savannah.

A Private Family Mass, followed by inurnment was held in the Catholic Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Church or St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.




Dear Eddie and Family, I was shocked and saddened to learn of Kathy's death. She was a wonderful nurse, teacher and friend. We had many good times in the Armstrong Nursing program. Please be comforted by your good memories, and by the tender care of the Lord. Mary

- Mary M. Miller, Savannah, GA

Ed, Stephanie, and Lauren, you have my thoughts, prayers, and heartfelt condolences. Kathy was a very special person who will be missed by all who knew and loved her. May God continue to be with you and your family to comfort you and fill your hearts with peace as only He can.

- Ann Frech, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel