Daniel L. Rutkowski, age 54, of 14249 Flatts Road, Waterford, died suddenly on Friday, July 17, 2009. Born in Erie on April 8, 1955, he is the son of Alice Orlecky Rutkowski of Erie and the late Leo Rutkowski.
Rutkowski, Daniel L.Dan was a good family man. He was a devoted husband and father who loved every moment spent with his wife and children. He enjoyed many things in life including hunting, fishing and playing golf, and he took pride in his vegetable garden and his canning and cooking. Dan worked in the electrical maintenance department of Haysite Reinforced Plastics in Erie for over 14 years.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Gilbert Kress, and his father-in-law, Richard Hershey.
Family members that mourn his loss include his loving wife, Heidi Mae Rutkowski, whom he married June 4, 1994, his daughter and son, Marli and Jarret Rutkowski, both at home, two sisters, Christine Kress and Karen Bayhurst and her husband Bob, all of Northeast, and four nephews.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral services will take place there Thursday morning at 10:00am with Fr. Arnold of St. Boniface Church officiating.