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Memorial Service: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018

Location: Peninsula Memorial Park Mausoleum

Born in Phoebus on July 13, 1931, Joseph Thomas (JT) Cutler died October 21, 2018. He was 87 years old. JT received an undergraduate degree in Economics from the College of William & Mary, and a Master’s degree in Economics & Government Policy from George Washington University. He received his law degree from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary in 1959. JT practiced as an Attorney and Counselor at Law in Newport News and Virginia Beach for more than 55 years. He specialized in business and financial law and served as a counselor and conflict negotiator for various governmental agencies and individual clients.  He proudly served in the US Army beginning in 1953 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Artillery, and he served in the 3rd Infantry Division from 1956-58. He was a Captain in the reserves from 1959 until his service discharge in 1964. JT was a member of Providence Mennonite Church and served on its Board as treasurer. He was a member of the Board of Directors for Mennowood Retirement Community.

He is pre-deceased by his parents, Florence Johnson Cutler and Nolan S Cutler, Sr; his 5 siblings, Richard Ruth III, Jacqueline Ruth Cummings, Nolan S Cutler, Jr, Jean Valjean Cutler, David Cutler; and, his wife of 50 years, Pauline Patterson Cutler. He is survived by his wife, Evangeline Yoder; his daughters, Cynthia Cutler, Susie Cutler, Randi Fraley and Stephanie Cutler; his grandchildren, Justin Cutler, Lauren Fraley, Kevin Fraley and Jacki Cutler; his niece, Karen Friedman and nephews, Richard Ruth IV, John Nolan Ruth, Thomas J Ruth, Nolan S Cutler III, and Tom Cutler; and, his special pets Kitty Panda and Gracie the swan.

A Memorial Service will be conducted in the Mausoleum at Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Blvd, Newport News VA 23606 at 2:30 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Gifts in remembrance are kindly accepted by: Mennowood Foundation, 13030 Warwick Blvd, Newport News VA 23602. Arrangments by Weymouth Funeral Home.


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