- 85 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 4, 1929
- Date of passing: May 28, 2014
This memorial website was created in memory of my grandfather, James Cutter, a great man. I have so many great memories and stories about him and I'm sure a lot of you do as well. Please leave a tribute below:
"I first met Jim when we moved to Methuen in 1953. With my dad, we would go over to Jim's home to get some very good loam from his back yard. Since my dad had stayed @ Terry's mom( Mrs Besner) home for a year, our families became good friends. I next met Jim when he came to work at the MIT Instrumentation Lab where I worked. Jim did some great work on the Apollo Program. I next met his daughter Terry on Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Council & when she married Steve, both of which we have been great friends with for many years. Both Terry & Steve, loved & helped tremendously Jim & Terry in their last days. I'm sure the LITTLE BABY JESUS is very happy to have them both in Heaven with Him. As was said to the Apollo Astronauts that Jim met & helped, GOD SPEED JAMES CUTTER!! Your friendship & love will be greatly missed.
BOB & JAN LEGER"
"Ode to James F. Cutter
How do you write a man?
with the world of knowledge under his command
Well read and thinking thoughts never thought before
whether it’s history, math or poetry he surely would explore.
A giant of a presence he was
in meek small stature
Gentle humor that made you think twice
laughing long after
A loving son, father, grandfather, brother, husband and friend
He shared himself with all who he knew to the very end
Memories will gather in our minds for years to come
He made his mark on everyone.
The depth of the man we never could know
Humble and solitary, at times, is all he would show
His capacity to see through those aging eyes
to enjoy a simple bird as it flies
A canoeist, a fisherman, a camper, an explorer, a mathematician, an engineer
A voracious reader of fiction non-fiction and poetry
He loved the written word
For it was written for men like him
We will miss his subtle ways his magic sayings
His concern about us
Most of all
We will miss the Man
Who lived as few ever can."
"Growing up right next door I had the chance to spend a lot of time with my grandpa. I learned the punchlines to his jokes, played in his yard with my friends, and found a way to get in front of the camera whenever he was behind it.
He seemed to know everyone by name. A smile, a handshake, a conversation..then usually laughter.
As I've gotten older I've grown to admire his generosity, his love for his family and friends, and the strength and determination he showed in caring for my grandma while fighting cancer.
I'm proud and grateful to be his grandson and I hope that I could someday be as good of a man as he was."
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