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Cutler, William S.
92 of Mesa, AZ went to heaven and eternal life on March 24, 2012. Born February 7, 1920 he was the beloved son of George and Mary Cutler. He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI along with his 8 siblings. Bill was a man of god and loved the Lord with all his heart. Bill served his country in WWII and after he embarked on an illustrious career in professional baseball that spanned 50 years. He worked in the American League office and then joined the front office of the Oakland A's, worked as a scout for the Montreal Expos. In 1970 he purchased the Pacific Coast League Triple A baseball team Portland Beavers and relocated the club to Spokane WA, they became the Spokane Indians. In 1978 he became PCL President and moved the league office to Tempe, AZ. He was the PCL's longest serving president in the leagues 109 year history. Bill married the love of his life Delores and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They are the proud parents of thirteen children, 9 girls and 4 boys. He is survived by his wife Delores and children Barbara, Michael (deceased), Carol, Bill Jr., Mary, Jeannie, Dodie, Judy, Joe, Dianne, Tom, Debbie, Kathy, 40 grand children and 28 great grand children. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday March 30th at The Praise and Worship Center 2551 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ at 2PM. A private funeral mass will be held at St. Timothy Catholic Church for the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arizona Humane Society.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 28, 2012
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