Remembering Harry Dutcher August 1945-January 2012

We are saddened this month by the loss of our dear friend Harry Dutcher, a long-time devotee to Lena’s and a quiet rock over the years. Harry knew Lena, helped bail her out many times, and was a strong supporter of the non-profit Lena’s, being on the board, a very supportive neighbor in his 25-year role as Director of The Saratoga Springs Public Library, an active committee member, patron, and folk music enthusiast.

We are grateful for Harry’s steadfast belief in the history and mission of Caffè Lena. In 2005 he assisted the Caffè Lena History Project in the creation of Caffè Lena’s 45th Anniversary archival exhibition. This past fall, he remained dedicated to raising grant funding to support Caffè Lena’s future.

Harry’s obituary, which details his dedication to Caffè Lena, mentioning that this historic venue was one of the principal reasons he chose to come to Saratoga, can be found here.

A tribute article in the Saratogian Newspaper can be found here.

Those wishing to honor Harry’s memory can do so through a contribution to the Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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