In Memory

David Hutchinson

David Bowman Hutchison was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1952. He joined the USN in 1971, served in SE Asia, as an instructor at SERE (CA), Guantanamo Bay, Jacksonville, Florida, SW Asia, and Norfolk, VA before retiring in 1992. 

David and Maggie met in Guantanamo Bay in 1982 and were married in 2001, after being together for many years.

David is survived by his wife, Maggie Hutchison; stepson Stephen Smith (Sheila) and granddaughter Kelsey Karambellas (Anthony); daughter, Amy Chatto (Steve) and granddaughters, Catherine and Christina. 

In 1994, David and Maggie went to Russia where she worked for UMUC in the Russian Program. In 1996, they went to the European Division where they both worked until 2005, when they returned to the USA. 

David enjoyed entertaining their friends in Europe and in the USA. He loved traveling with Maggie in Europe. He passed away in one of his favorite cities, Amsterdam, where they spent a lot of time exploring and enjoying the Dutch people and their friends. He spent significant time writing fiction and completed three manuscripts. His fourth one is incomplete, however, Maggie will complete it for him and try to publish his work. 

For those of you who knew him and were close to him, you know he loved Maggie unconditionally and lived for their relationship. He cared deeply for his family and his friends. He was generous, kind, and a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He never said anything negative about anyone and always looked for the good in them. He made friends easily yet he was content to be alone with Maggie, planning and looking forward to future adventures together. They were never apart and did everything together. He enjoyed life in their new St. Augustine home. From the first moment he first saw it, he said, “This is 100% perfect for us or for one of us to share all of the memories we have together for evermore.” He said it reminded him of a small Dutch village. And, he was in the process of fixing it up just the way he wanted it to be, inside and outside. He named one corner of the inside, Café Journal and the outside lanai corner Kapitein Zeppos. These were places in Europe where he and Maggie enjoyed having coffee, a drink, and sometimes something to eat. He visited Kapitein Zeppos in Amsterdam on day he died, taking pictures under their sign. From the quiet life he led, one would never have known what he did in the military. He didn’t want a military burial or acknowledgement because this wasn’t who he was anymore.

A small “Celebration of Life” will be held at their home sometime this summer for close family and friends. 

Maggie resides in St. Augustine, Florida, and continues to teach online for UMGC Stateside. She can be reached at  

Picture taken the day he died.

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06/10/24 07:03 PM #1    

Martine Robinson (Beachboard)

I'm so sorry for this deep loss and sudden shock. May David rest in peace, and may Maggie have peace of spirit.

Martine Robinson Beachboard

Maryland in Europe, Heidelberg, Germany, 1980s, '90s, '00s



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