Alexander Ross Cutter Jr.

Spokane, Washington

1920 - 2017

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The Washington State Veterans Cemetery extends our deepest sympathies to the family of Alexander R. Cutter, Jr. for your loss. We honor him for the service and sacrifice he made for our nation, he is a true hero.

Dr Cutter was truely the professor of all professors: he knew his stuff in the physical education realm.............we had classes at his house and he told me one time regarding our dessert night "that carrots & celery are ok foods, and so is a C grade"; i brought a homemade lemon meringue pie.......

One of my favorite pictures of Ross.

Camp Spalding visit 2016

Four years ago I received an unexpected call. Ross (a long-time friend of my parents) had recently given up driving and was calling to ask if I would be willing to be one of his chauffeurs. That call changed my life. Spending time with the renowned Ross Cutter each week, sucking up a cup at his favorite café, sharing a calzone at Pete's, listening to Cutter anecdotes, and hearing stories of the many, many people who had impacted his life has created a lasting impact on my own life. Ross...

I graduated from Whitworth in 1990 and was on the tennis team from 1988-1990. He took the team to Hawaii every third year for 'The Pearly Shells Caper.' I was able to take the Ferris High School team to Hawaii years later as their coach and enjoyed sharing stories of Coach Cutter with them. The one Cutterism I use the most with my teams is, "keep the ball inside the white lines" - always great tennis advice! I will always be grateful for Coach's role in my life and the wisdom he...

I loved Dr. Cutter and Shirley. He was my advisor at Whitworth from 1964-1968. We kept in touch all these years. They came to my retirement party in Portland in 2000. He introduced me at the Hall of Fame Induction and starting in 2002 we met in Phoenix for spring training games. They also traveled to Cedonia, attend my parents 50th wedding anniversary. The 4 of them were married the same year in 1944.
As you can tell my family and I had many special times with Dr. Cutter and...

Having Dr. Cutter as my advisor was certainly a highlight of my Whitworth years (1970-73), and we remained in contact long after that. Thinking of him brings a smile. What a clever, thoughtful and talented man, who made an impact on many lives. My condolences to his family.


Alexander's Obituary

Ross passed away peacefully on October 11th surrounded by family. Ross was born to Alexander and Emma Cutter in Chico, CA on November 21, 1920. He grew up in Oakland, CA and graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 1942 with a degree in Physical Education. He then went on active...

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