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David E. "Dave" Cutler

January 20, 1953 — January 12, 2018

David E. Cutler      “beloved father, grandfather and brother”

BOLIVAR, N.Y.---David E. “Dave” Cutler, 64, of Bolivar, N.Y., formerly of Smethport, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 12, 2018, in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.

Born on January 20, 1953 in Shinglehouse, he was a son of Ed W. and Rocelia Lawton Cutler.

Dave was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse.  He was formerly employed by the Smethport Borough Water Treatment Plant.

He was a former member of the Smethport Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, wood carving, metal working—especially making knives, and reading.  His greatest love was his family.

Surviving are two sons, Aaron D. Cutler of Bolivar and Todd W. (Andrea) Cutler of York, Pa.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Bess Cooper of California and Helen Cutler of Friendship; a brother, Joel Cutler of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

In addition to his parents, Dave was predeceased by three brothers, Ed Cutler, Jr., Donald Cutler, and Newton Cutler; and three sisters, Nancy Cutler, Nellie Stone, and Edra Umbaugh.

In keeping with Dave’s wishes there will be no public visitation.  A celebration of Dave’s life will be held on a date and place to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a local library in Dave’s memory.

Dave’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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