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Richard Mortimer Cutler, Jr.

September 29, 1949 — July 13, 2023


Richard Mortimer Cutler, Jr.

Richard Mortimer Cutler, Jr., 73, husband of Mary deSaussure Cutler, died peacefully at his home on July 13, 2023 after a brief illness. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather, as well as an avid gardener, dog-lover, Red Sox and Patriots fan and friend. His funeral service will be held Monday, July 17, 2023 in St. Philip's Church, 142 Church Street at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel. 

Richard was born September 29, 1949 in Beverly Farms, MA, oldest son of Mary "Mimi" Cecil Cutler and Richard "Dick" Mortimer Cutler. He graduated from Proctor Academy and attended MacMurray College and The University of California at Berkeley. He began his career as a stockbroker in 1985 and recently retired. Prior to that and until the end, he was a tomato farmer at heart, happiest on his tractor at Edisto or Wadmalaw Islands. He was a member of St. Philip's Church, The Carolina Yacht Club and the Sea Island Yacht Club. 

Richard is survived by his wife of 46 years; daughter, Mary Cutler Baarcke (Charles); son, Dr. Richard Mortimer Cutler III (Courtney); and daughter, Caroline Cutler Rowe (Chatham) all of Charleston, SC; his loving grandchildren: Charles Frederick Baarcke IV, John Huger Baarcke, Eleanor Charlton Rowe, Harrison Randolph Baarcke, Thomas Chatham Rowe, Jr. and Samuel Louis Cutler. He is also survived by his three brothers: Charles Cecil Cutler of Charleston, SC, Nicholas Bayard Cutler (Kim) of Boston, MA and John Randolph Shepley Cutler (Nancy) of London, UK; his uncle, Anthony P. Cecil (Beth); his mother-in-law, Mary Huger deSaussure; brother-in-law, Charlton deSaussure, Jr. (Ann) all of Charleston, SC; sister-in-law, Catherine deSaussure Mark (Chip) of Charlotte, NC; ten nieces and nephews; and his faithful black lab, Monty. 

Richard was predeceased by his parents and father-in-law, Dr. Charlton deSaussure. 

He will be greatly missed and always remembered. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, N. Charleston, SC 29406; the Leadenwah Preservation Fund LLC, P.O. Box 163, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487; or to the Ronald McDonald House, 81 Gadsden Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

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