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Timothy Rockwood Cutler ’53

Published in Sept. 14, 2005, issue

Tim, who joined the Air Force at the end of junior year, died of cancer May 17, 2005.

A New York City native, he graduated from the Darrow School. At Princeton he belonged to Tower Club, sang in the choir, and was head soccer manager. He was a liberal arts major who roomed with engineers Neal Christie, Pete Conrad, and Hank Aldrich. Hank recalls that Tim, having finished his assignments, enjoyed the evenings while his dormmates slaved over their projects.

In the military, Tim was a helicopter pilot stationed in Germany with the 81st Air Rescue Squadron. Upon his discharge he enrolled at Hofstra University, from which he received his degree in 1956. He expanded his family's manufacturing business, Miracle Adhesives Corp. in Bellmore, N.Y., and rose to become president and CEO. He retired to Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1990.

Hank Aldrich's wife, Lesley, and Tim's wife, Sheelagh, were at Simmons College together. Both couples married in 1953 and kept in touch. Lesley recollects Tim telling a hilarious tale about his attempt to move a New England summer cottage to another location and the house falling apart piece-by-piece on a flatbed trailer.

Besides Sheelagh, Tim is survived by daughters Sheryl Trezise and Amanda Batson; son Tim Jr. and eight grandchildren. We offer them sincere condolences.

The Class of 1953

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