Pomfret – Raymond Everett Cutler, Sr., 96, of Fox Hill Rd. passed away in his home on February 11, 2015 surrounded by his family. Mr. Cutler was born in W. Gloucester, RI on July 13, 1918, the son of the late Everett and Roseanna (Montie) Cutler. He moved to Connecticut in 1930.
Mr. Cutler worked for Pratt-Whitney Aircraft prior to the start of WWII. He served in the Army Air Corps as a B-24 nose gunner. On his last mission, his aircraft experienced engine trouble and was forced to land in Kamchatka, U.S.S.R. He was interned there until the end of the war. Sgt. Cutler was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal with a Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Prisoner of War Medal.
Mr. Cutler was the proprietor of Murdock’s Service Station on Rt. 44 in Pomfret. After operating his business for 37 years, he settled into retirement enjoying gardening, traveling, deep sea fishing, and visiting with his friends and family. Before his passing, Mr. Cutler was noted as the oldest living member of the Pomfret Volunteer Fire Department. He was a communicant of The Most Holy Trinity Church, and a member of the Pomfret Senior Citizens Group.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Rita (Roy) Cutler; seven children: Raymond Cutler, Jr. of Pomfret, David Cutler of N. Grosvenordale, Joanne Mortellite of Largo, FL, Russell Cutler of Hilo, HI, Anita Cutler-Whitten of Woodstock, Elaine Auger of Putnam, and Susan Rhodes of Colorado Spring, CO; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. “Good night our sweet prince.”
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service with Military Honors for Raymond on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm in Saint Mary Cemetery, Putnam, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Pomfret Volunteer Fire Department, 67 Hampton Rd., Pomfret CT., 06258. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.