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Daniel J. Dotterweich

December 7, 1943 - February 6, 2021

Loved by all who knew him


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In Lieu of Flowers: American Heart Association

Obituaries » Daniel J. Dotterweich

Daniel J. Dotterweich Jr. passed away on Saturday February 6, 2021. He was 77.

Daniel was born on December 7, 1943 in Glen Ridge, NJ to Daniel J. and Elsie (nee-Gustavson) Dotterweich Sr. He grew up in Cedar Grove alongside his two older sisters, Margie and Diane.

Daniel attended Bloomfield High School, where at 16 he met the love of his life, Lucille. From that day on, the two were inseparable, some may even say they were true soulmates.

In 1964, Daniel and Lucille wed and started their family in Livingston. In 1971, they moved with their three children, Debbie, Danny and Vinnie to Montville, where the couple would go on to live for 40 years.

Daniel purchased the Q Glass Company in 1974 and eventually moved the business from Bloomfield to Towaco. He worked as a Scientific Glass Blower with Lucille by his side as his secretary. Daniel was an extremely hard worker but always made sure to make it home to have dinner with his family.

Daniel and Lucille often spent their weekends at their home in the Poconos but traveling and seeing new places was truly one of Daniel’s favorite things to do. With Lucille by his side, the two started traveling and there was no limit to where they would go. They even visited Australia last January. When Daniel started learning about his lineage, they enjoyed traveling to the towns in Europe where his grandparents as well as Lucille’s family were born and lived.

In the early 80s, the couple traveled to Marco Island and fell in love with it. They visited Marco so often they purchased a condo and eventually built a home there to retire to.

Daniel was a perfect gentleman and always had a smile on his face. Daniel and Lucille made many friends along the way, especially those in Marco Island. He always got a kick out of his grandchildren and he was very fortunate to be able to spend so much time with family. He loved spending time with all his friends but most important to him was making memories with his family and being Pop Pop to his 8 grandchildren.

He enjoyed watching both the Yankees and the Devils. Daniel loved boating, fishing, cooking, growing tomatoes and taking care of all his plants. He was a member of the Marco Bay Yacht Club, Stud Muffins Cooking Group, Marco Men’s Club and the Marco Island Country Club.

Daniel and Lucille literally did everything together. They always referred to each other as “dear”. Their friends even nicknamed them “the lovebirds”. One of the things Daniel enjoyed, most of all, was watching the sunset every night with his beloved Lucille, each with their cocktails in hand. It was their favorite time of day.

He is predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Elsie; his two sisters, Margie and Diane; and his son, Daniel J. Dotterweich III.

Survivors include, his beloved wife of 56 years, Lucille; his daughter Debbie Catena and her husband Larry, his son Vinnie Dotterweich and his wife Cheryl, his Daughter-in-law, Ellen Dotterweich; his treasured grandchildren, Stephanie, Steven, Daniel, Lauren, Taylor, Kristen, Faith and Morgan; his Sister-in-law, Maryann Ferrucci and Brother-in-law Al Ferrucci, as well as, many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are private under the care and direction of the Par-Troy Funeral Home, Parsippany. (973)887-3235. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to the American Heart Association. 1 Union Street (Suite #301), Robbinsville, NJ 08691.