James "Paul" Dutton, age 77, of Richland Center, WI and formerly of Middletown, Delaware passed away on October 12, 2012 at Pine Valley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a struggle with COPD and Emphysema.

He is survived by his mother Ella M. (Tillie) Dutton, also at Pine Valley; three children – Deborah (Tom) J. Breznitsky of Newark, DE, Steven D. Dutton of New Castle, DE, and James Brian Dutton of Newark, DE; a brother Alan W. (Linda) Dutton of Smyrna, DE; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-granddaughters; and sister-in-law Judy Dutton(with whom he had lived), other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father – Charles Paul Dutton, a brother- William E. (Gene) Dutton, and an infant son- Charles Robert Dutton.

There will be no services per his request. Burial will be in the Emmanuel M. E. Church Cemetery of Townsend, DE. The Pratt Funeral Service of Richland Center, WI and Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Homes of Middletown, DE are assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences can be made at prattfuneralservice.com.