ERIN DAWN "SCRATCHY" HUTTER
1966 - 2014
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HUTTER
ERIN DAWN "SCRATCHY"
Age 48, of the North Hills, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 27, 2014. Wife of Vincent E. Parr, Jr.; daughter of Carol and the late Alfred Hutter; sister of Robin (Christian) Stein, Beth (Kenneth) Roos and Sheree (Lawrence, Jr.) Lucas; also survived by four nieces and four nephews. Erin was a music teacher in the North Hills School District for 20 years. She was an accomplished musician who performed with the Butler Symphony and played violin and fiddle with local bands, including The Deliberate Strangers, Boxstep, EQ and Slim Forsythe and the Parklane Drifters. Erin will be remembered as a loving and generous person who filled our lives with her creative spirit. Friends will be received on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1302 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp., 412-364-4444. A Funeral Service will be held in Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2014.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
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Visitation
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11:00 AM
Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church
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June 19, 2016
I just learned of Erin's passing. We had a show together on WRCT, CMU's college radio station, and were housemates for a while, although I lost touch after leaving Pittsburgh and just looked her up.

I'm so sad that she passed away. It must be awful; it's awful for me to learn of her passing. So many memories, and such a wonderful person, taken from this earth too soon.
Martin Martin
June 29, 2015
I sadly just learned of Erin's passing today, June 29, 2015. We played in the IUP orchestra together in the mid to late 80's when we were both students at IUP. She was a dear friend and will sorely be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family.

Allie Jacobs, Indiana PA
Albert Jacobs
November 27, 2014
The pain of losing a best friend is now proven to be as great as a family member. There are too many memories and thought..too personal to put here. But Erin I loved you hopefully as much as you showed me you loved me. A better friend I couldn't ask for. My heart aches every day. I miss u sooooo much.
jennifer meyer
November 7, 2014
My more timely/previous note apparently did not post. I don't want you to think I was unaware or uncaring, so I'm sending another hoping it reaches you & your family...
I'm sooo sorry for your sudden loss of Erin recently. We never got really close, you and I, but I always felt a bond as I was also a teacher. Losing both my parents last year was hard enough; I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child so suddenly. My heart goes out to you. Sincerely, Donna (128 RICHMOND Circle)
Donna Hanley
November 5, 2014
The Bradac Family sends deepest sympathy to Carol and family on the loss of their precious daughter and sister.

You are in my thoughts,
Carol Bradac
November 3, 2014
I just learned of Erin's death and am in complete shock. My husband and I have been friends and neighbors of Erin and Vince for years. We will miss her so much!
Sheila Morris
November 2, 2014
Dear Hutter Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear Erin.
I was fortunate to have known her during my days as a teacher at Ross Elementary in the late 90s and early 2000s. We had similar musical tastes and I enjoyed her creative spirit and laugh. May you find some comfort at this difficult time and know that she touched many lives throughout her journey.
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on...
~Irving Berlin
Kristen Dougherty
November 1, 2014
Very saddened and surprised to learn of Erin's passing. We shared the airwaves at WRCT radio some time ago. Oddly enough a song came on the radio this past Monday (10/27) by a band they shared a bill with that made me think of her (Magnetic Fields/Boxstep show). Age 48 is much too young to leave this earthly world but it is evident that she lived those years to the fullest and touched many lives along the way.

Rich Blackwood aka DJ Monotone; Pgh Pa
October 31, 2014
Carol and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Erin.
Your former neighbor at 126 Richmond Circle, Ross Twp.Pgh. Pa. Debra Bolam and canine Australian Shepherd friend Tara
Debra Bolam
October 31, 2014
Carol and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Erin.
Your former neighbor at 126 Richmond Circle, Ross Twp.Pgh. Pa. Debra Bolam and canine Australian Shepherd friend Tara
Debra Bolam
October 31, 2014
From the time we met Erin she held a very special place in our hearts. Such a beautiful and talented women taken to early.
Don & Lori Group
October 31, 2014
To the family and friends of Erin Hutter,
I am so sorry for your loss. Miss Hutter was my very first violin teacher when I began playing at Perrysville in the 4th grade. She was a very sweet and encouraging teacher. 20 years later I am now an elementary strings teacher myself. I will always remember her. My deepest sympathy to you.
Kim Watton
October 31, 2014
To Erin's family and loved ones, Our condolences. Erin was a gifted artist and a wonderful person. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Lisa Keenan & Jan Bodeker
October 30, 2014
Please God take care of my girl. This is too much.
jennifer meyer
October 30, 2014
Sending prayers to your family. Miss Hutter taught my daughter to play the violin. My daughter looked up to and was inspired by her kindness to all. For the fifth grade tribute, Nicole chose Miss Hutter as the person she admired most, and was so excited to present her tribute to her that day. She was an amazing teacher.
October 30, 2014
So very sad. Erin is in most of my fondest memories from college. She is a sweet, gentle soul who warmly shared her love of music. The world feels a bit less magical.
Yvette Hamill-Graves
October 30, 2014
Carol and Family
What a wonderful warm spirit erin is, today she joins the cast of the glenshaw players, directing music along with al in heaven as god's newest angel, we will keep you in our prayers, love craig ( blades ) Iellimo
October 30, 2014
She might be gone from our sight, but her music will remain in our hearts forever.
God Bless,
Chris and Glenda
October 30, 2014
Even though we only saw each other from time to time for many years she always is special to me. Condolences to the family and her friends. I feel privileged that I got to be one of those friends.
Justin
October 29, 2014
I am so very sad to hear of Erin's passing. She was a vibrant loving friend of my family, who I knew while growing up on Richmond Circle in the 1970s. I'll never forget her smile. Much love to her family and friends.
Susan Kurlinski
October 29, 2014
Love you Scratchy
amber wilkins
October 29, 2014
Always a light in my life
patti sullivan
October 29, 2014
SCRATCHY, you will be missed very much. Thank you for your brightness and your generous heart. Now where will I get my gumball toys. Teach, play your music and paint anywhere you want to fly. We will miss you, love you Patti and Amber. So, so sorry to Vince and Erins family. Thank you Scratchy.
Patti Sullivan
October 29, 2014
She was a really great girl, had a lot of fun with her in high school. then had the pleasure of seeing her again as my daughters viola teacher. See will be greatly missed. I'm glad I had a chance to know her and call her a friend.
October 29, 2014
Sincere condolences to the family. Erin practiced in my basement as a drifter. I will miss her.
Tissy Forsythe
October 29, 2014
Sheree, So sorry for your loss. When Larry said their was a death in the family, my first thought was your family. Our thoughts and prayers with you and yours at this difficult time.
Andrea (Bates) Zeitler
October 29, 2014
What a sweet, talented person-a great loss for all who knew her. Carol, family and friends-you are in our prayers. RIP Erin.
Melinda and Dave Freeland
October 29, 2014
In my prayers , so sorry for your loss ................ will pray for the entire family and God will see you through
Debi Fisher
October 29, 2014
Vince and the family of Erin, My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family. Erin and I were very good friends and I loved her with all my heart. She gave my son private violin lessons for over a year. Erin will truly be missed by me and my family. She will always have a special place in my heart and will never be forgotten. God Bless you and may he wrap his arms around your family and help you thru this sad time.... My Prayers are with you all!!
Dana Burke
October 29, 2014
Carol: No mother should ever have to bury her child. My heart goes out to you and your family during this sad, sad time. l loved Scratchy who was always so warm and affectionate to me. My daughter will miss her so much as they shared so many many years together as music partners and best friends. She was beloved to us all. Kay Snyder
October 29, 2014
My dear, sweet Scratchy - It's been a privilege to have spent almost 25 years sharing music and deep friendship with you. I will miss you every day until I see you again.
Erin
October 29, 2014
I was shocked and heartbroken to hear today of Erin's death. We were roommates and dear friends in college. We had lost touch, and my heart aches today for those lost years, and for her family. She was a beautiful, generous, passionate, creative spirit who deeply touched all who loved her. A part of me exists because Erin gave it to me.

Godspeed Erin's journey home. Fair winds and following seas, my old friend. My dear, old friend.
Susan (Johnson) Gluckman
October 29, 2014
Our sympathy goes our to your family. Ms. Hutter was the orchestra teacher at McIntyre Elementary for 2 of our children. Always so nice and patient. Your family is in our prayers
The Segal Family
October 29, 2014
I am in shock and profoundly sad to hear this news. Erin was one of the most genuine friends I have EVER had. Especially the days we spent as high school chums at North Hills. Erin was such a creative tour de force and we became friends at such a crucial time in my life. Erin never discriminated. She was a kind sensitive soul. I will never forget days driving around in my beat up VW Beetle in the early 80's...no cell phones just the distraction of your best friend sitting next to you laughing...no judgment...no judgements at all. She accepted me when I was a young student coming out at a not so popular time for LGBT kids. Erin saved my life. Thats how I will remember her as my artist best friend. Peace to her family members that also were a fantastic influence.. Ludwigs you know who you are. Love you all. I will always love Erin "Hutter Butter" Mandi Wright
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Mandi Wright
October 29, 2014
Sheree, Larry, and family,
Let God wrap his arms around you during this time of sorry. Try to take comfort in knowing Erin is now with your dad, and another guardian angel on your side.
Gretchen LaPorte
October 29, 2014
Carol my deepest sympathy to you and the family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Janet Walker (Pittsburgh,PA)
October 29, 2014
Sheree, Larry, and family,
Let God wrap his arms around you during this time of sorrow. Try to take comfort in knowing she is with your dad as another guardian angel. Bless you and your family!
Gretchen LaPorte
October 29, 2014
Erin, you will be missed and fondly remembered. My condolences to all her family and friends.
Kris Kaufmann
October 29, 2014
Sheree my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
May you find some comfort during difficult this time.
Jo Danelle Buggs
October 29, 2014
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Erin's passing. I came upon her obituary in this morning's paper and couldn't believe it. I was a student of Erin's many years ago, taking violin lessons at her parent's home in the North Hills. While I wasn't the best student, Erin was very patient, encouraging, and had many little tricks and sayings that she used to teach me the basics of the violin which I still remember to this day.
My deepest sympathy to her family, friends and students. Rest in peace, Erin.
Lara Sees
October 29, 2014
What a loss of an Earth Angel. In our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and Carol Welch
October 28, 2014
In loving memory of Erin "Scratchy" Hutter. May God be with you.
Jill Morgan
October 28, 2014
We were deeply saddened to hear the news of Erin's passing. Our hearts are with you. Wishing you the peace beyond all understanding. Love, Bob, Leo, and Eli Baumbach and Jen Saffron
Jen Saffron
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