After a lengthy, hard-fought illness and surrounded by his cherished family, Willard F. ‘Woody’ Cutler of Clearfield, entered his heavenly home Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 10, 1938 in Curwensville, a son of the late Robert and Lillian (Irwin) Cutler.
Mr. Cutler retired from the Wal-Mart Distribution Center and had previously been employed at Clearfield Equipment and Piper Aircraft. He enjoyed gardening and sports, especially baseball and was an avid wrestling fan. He also served as a Cub Scout leader for years.
He was affiliated with the Kerr Addition United Methodist Church, Clearfield.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. (Kinkead) Cutler, whom he wed Jan. 10, 1960; six children, Lauren Francisco and her husband, Michael and Michelle Anderson and her companion, Duane Pataky and Kelly Bietz and husband, Rob, all of Clearfield, Willard ‘Crash’ Cutler Jr. and his companion, Dana Jarrett of Houtzdale, Wade Cutler and his wife, Kelli of Duncannon and Megan Bergman and her husband, Kelley of Quincy, MI.
Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Joshua Francisco and his wife, Sarah, Jenna Francisco, Cameron and Cassidy Cutler, Alli Cutler, Preslie and Payten Bergman, Chase and Karli Bietz; a great-grandson, Nolan Francisco; and a brother, John Cutler of Clearfield.
Mr. Cutler had a special love for traveling with his family as will be missed by his dog, Munchkin, which was his long-time fury companion.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Burton, Robert, Howard and Samuel Cutler and two sisters, Jessie Cutler and Pauline Wilkerson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kevin A Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, with the Rev. Mark S. Brower officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 275 21st St., Clearfield or to the Nathaniel D. Yingling, MD Cancer Center, c/o Terri Polachek, Clearfield Hospital, P.O. Box 992, Clearfield.
To sign the online guestbook, go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.