Robert E. Cutter “Bob”, 65, of Castalia, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2013, at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, Ill.
He was born March 9, 1948, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of James and Marion (Weissmann), deceased, of Burlington, Conn. Bob was a previous resident of Bristol, Conn., where he worked at General Motors. In 1994, Bob transferred along with many of his colleagues from the GM Bristol plant to the Delphi, then KBI, plant in Sandusky, and after 38 years of dedication, retired in January 2012.
Bob proudly and courageously served our country in the Army, 101st Airborne Air Assault, Special Forces during the Vietnam War, where he earned the Brave Eagle Coin, Air Medal, and Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground operations.
He was a member of the Lions Club and American Legion Post of Terryville, Conn. Bob loved fishing, classic TV, gardening, and tinkering in his workshop. He was an avid bird fancier and animal lover. Bob enjoyed the company of good friends and family especially around a roaring fire at the farm. He valued the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Jenifer M. (Kodysh); father, James (Gladys); sons, Jacob (Amy), Ben, and James; stepchildren, Karen (Mark) Moloney, James Hooper; six grandchildren; siblings, Cliff (Pat), Kathy (Larry) Lagace, Cheryl (Joe) Kelaita, Audrey (Jack) Evans; along with nieces and nephews.
At the request of the family, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends 3-7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, at David F. Koch Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 25801 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, Ohio.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Back to the Wild, P.O. Box 423, 4505 Bardshar Rd., Castalia, OH, 44824, or a charity of your choice.
Your memories and words of comfort may be shared with Bob's family at davidfkoch.com.