Obituary of Edward Cutler
Ed was born on July 8, 1929, in Omaha, NE as the 1st of 4 children born to Minnie Margolin Cutler and Lewis Cutler. He attended Miller Park Elementary School for 9 years (K to 8th) as did his 3 siblings, Helen, Jean and Allan. (All 4 children had the same 8th grade teacher who was Minnie’s high school classmate.)
Ed then went to North High School in Omaha. After high school, Ed went to the University of Omaha for 2 years and then took the tests for a scholarship from the Navy. He was awarded a 4-year ride to the University of Southern California, the USC Trojans. Ed graduated USC wearing his beautiful Naval Officer’s uniform and took Renee as his bride on the same day. The two of them went to Pensacola, Fla. for his flight training.
He became the commander of a P2-V anti-sub plane. After his stint as an active naval pilot, they moved to Boulder, CO where Ed earned his master’s degree from the Univ. of Colo. After which he became a pilot for Frontier Air Lines flying a DC-3. Later he went to work for United Airlines flying a DC-8 as an instructor pilot. When the huge Boeing 747 was introduced, Ed was assigned as an instructor temporarily to help get all the pilots trained that United needed. Then he went back to flying the DC-8.
Ed was a generous and a personable person that went out of his way to do a good deed where needed. For example, he volunteered to fly the DC-8 to various countries for The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital.
Ed is survived by his wife Renee (nee Kippen). He is the father of Helene (Todd Tunell) Wolk and the late Jonathan Cutler; brother of Allen Cutler, Helen Abraham, and Jean Cutler; Grandfather of David (Anne) Barocas, Andee (Steve) Lockhart, Mikayla (Cody) Niehus, and Zach Wolk; Great-grandfather of Jason and Blake, Edison and Kaleb, and Taytum.
A service will be held graveside at Emanuel Cemetery on Wednesday, May 3rd, at 10:30am MDT.
“Zekher livrakha”: May his memory be for a blessing