Brian McCutchen, 44, of Marysville, Washington passed away suddenly on December 12, 2012. He was born on November 10, 1968 in Carbondale, Illinois to Mac McCutchen and Cozette Samuel.
Brian grew up in Carbondale, graduating from Carbondale High School in 1986. After high school Brian earned his four-year degree from Robert Morris College and upon graduation began working in the banking "business". Four years ago, however, Brian changed "careers" and began working in "education".
Since 2008, Brian was employed at Totem Middle School in the Marysville School District, serving as an Administrative Office Manager. Coach McCutchen also coached outside linebackers the past six years for the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawk varsity football program. He loved his students, his athletes, his colleagues at Totem and his coaching "family" at MPHS, however, Brian's greatest "loves" were his son, Marcus, 22 years old and currently serving in the US Army, and his daughter, Jasmine, a 17 year old senior at Marysville-Pilchuck.
Brian was an extraordinary man who, in spite of leaving us far too early, had an incredible impact on all he encountered, particularly the countless young people whose lives were enriched by his "touch". Whether Brian was sharing M&M's from the candy bowl on his desk or reminding his "backers" to "keep 'em choppin", kids knew this special man cared deeply about them, and they, in turn, cared deeply about him. The man we called "Cutch" will be missed terribly.
Memorial services are planned for Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the auditorium on the campus of Marysville-Pilchuck High School.