John Stephen Guttmann, M.D., 90, a resident of Cedar Grove and formerly of Upper Montclair, died in his sleep on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair.
Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 13, 2010 at Saint Cassian Church, 187 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Upper Montclair. Visitation is Sunday, September 12 at Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home at 76 Park Street in Montclair from 2 to 6 p.m.
Dr. Guttmann was born in Passaic. He is the son of John Charles Guttmann and Mary Heidenwolf Guttmann. He graduated from Holy Trinity School in Passaic, Saint Benedict's Preparatory in Newark and Rutgers University, Class of 1942. Dr. Guttmann received his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School in 1945. He was immediately commissioned in the U.S. Army where he reached the rank of Captain. After his military service and several medical residencies, Dr. Guttmann opened his medical office in Clifton in 1950 and practiced there until he retired in 1995. He was also a general surgeon, fellow of the American College of Surgeons and served on the staff of Saint Mary's Hospital in Passaic.
He resided in Upper Montclair for 44 years, was a member of the congregation at Saint Cassian Church for 50 years and a member of Essex Fells Country Club.
Dr. Guttmann is survived by Carmelite Kelly Guttmann, his wife of 59 years, his son John S. Guttmann, Jr. of Bethesda, Maryland and his daughters Patricia Marie Guttmann of Bedminster, Mary Louise Guttmann of New York City, and Kathleen Anne Guttmann Rekucki of Ridgewood and his son-in-law Bart Rekucki. He is also survived by his sister Theresa Kunzier of Brielle and six grandchildren, Bart Hollas Rekucki, Robert Tucker Rekucki, Jack Walter Rekucki, Kelly Kathleen Rekucki, Elizabeth Mary Lasater-Guttmann and Hope Carmelite Lasater-Guttmann as well as his cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends all of whom cherish his memory and wisdom.
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