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Richard "Dick" R. Cutler, of Hermitage, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Sharon Regional Medical Center. He was 81.
Mr. Cutler was born Jan. 31, 1936, on Ridge Avenue, Sharpsville, a son of Ray and Bertha (Scott) Cutler.
He graduated from Sharpsville High School with the Class of 1954. Dick took drafting courses at the Chicago Institute and computer-aided drafting courses in Pittsburgh. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves for six years, serving out of the Youngstown-Warren Air Reserve Station.
Dick worked at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. doing nameplate drafting and later as a detailer and layout draftsman for 27 years until the plant closed. Later, he worked for Wheatland Security Alarm Systems and then Lehigh Design of Pittsburgh. In 1988, Dick transferred to Muncie, Ind., and was employed by ABB until he retired in 1992.
While in Muncie, Dick was an active member of the Riverside United Methodist Church, and was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church of Sharpsville. Dick served as Sunday School superintendent, a trustee, administrative council member and enjoyed helping with upkeep and repairs at the church.
Dick was a talented woodworker and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, doing yard work and working on the computer.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 60 years, the former Barbara Spohn, whom he married on Sept. 21, 1957, in the First United Methodist Church of Sharpsville by the Rev. Jack Williams; his daughter, Tammy Sakony (Richard) of Sharpsville; a son, Richard S. Cutler (Mary) of Meadville; three grandsons, Nathan Sakony of Hermitage; Dustin (Brianna) Sakony of Greenville, S.C., and Zachary Smith of Meadville; and one sister, Ruth M. Abbott, of Sharon.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; and his father and mother-in-law, Nathaniel and Alice Spohn.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Sharon Regional Health System Hospice, 1955 Shenango Valley Fwy, Hermitage, PA 16148; or First United Methodist Church, 148 E. Shenango St., Sharpsville, PA 16150.

Richard "Dick" R., 81, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday (12-21-2017) at J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 East State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneral HomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Funeral at 4 p.m. Thursday (12-21-2017) at in the funeral home, with the Rev. Joseph Yurko, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Sharpsville, officiating.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville.
Published on December 20, 2017
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