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Robert Zane Cutshall

Robert Zane Cutshall

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  • Name Robert Zane Cutshall  [1
    Born 13 Feb 1925  Mount Union,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1942  Orbisonia,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Orbisonia High School 
    Emigration Abt 1946  Orbisonia,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    to California with his family 
    Employment Abt 1946/1976  Alameda,Alameda,California,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military US Navy as an Radio Aviation Airman, First Class  [1
    Military Award Meritorius Service Award  [1
    • receiving several ribbons,medals and commendations, including one from the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, "For meritorious and efficient performance of duty as a crew member of a Navy Patrol bomber during a rescue mission in the Bismark Archipelago. Despite the danger of shells landing nearby. Cutshall calmly and capably assisted in the rescue of a fighter pilot who had been forced down in the waters off New Ireland. His courage, excellent teamwork and devotion to duty contributed materially to the success of the rescue mission and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval service."
    War Conflict WWII  [1
    Retired 1976  Alameda,Alameda,California,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    from the Alameda County Sheriff's Department 
    Emigration 1976  Alameda,Alameda,California,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    back to the Huntingdon County area where he had grown up 
    Died 13 Feb 2008  Orbisonia,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cemetery 18 Feb 2008  Orbisonia Cemetery,Orbisonia,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 18 Feb 2008  Orbisonia Cemetery,Orbisonia,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary Aft 18 Feb 2008  Orbisonia,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Valley Log 
    • Robert Zane Cutshall
      Robert Zane Cutshall, of Overbrook Acres, Mount Union, left this life on his 83rd birthday, Wednesday, February 13, at 5:50 p.m. at his home. Funeral service was held on Monday, February 18 at the Martin Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Rev. Jeffrey A. Canankamp officiating. Interment was made privately at Orbisonia Cemetery. He was born February, 13, 1925 in Mount Union and he was the son of the late Dorsey Rexford and Dorcas Lacea (Price) Cutshall. He is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, the former Gail Marie Dunn, at their home. They were married on April 11, 1947 by the Rev. Charles Littleton at Orbisonia. Mr. Cutshall was also survived by the following children: Deborah Ann Cutshall of Clarks Summit and Robert Dunn Cutshall of Liberty Lake WA. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Rachel Calin Muroki; Abigail Grace Calin; Caroline Cutshall Collins and Charles Clayton Cutshall and four great grandchildren: Caden and Tia Collins and Adriana and Ava Cutshall. He also is survived by the following three sisters: Mildred Conklin of Albuquerque, NM; Gail Beddow of Honolulu, HI and Margery Castro of Atlanta, GA. One brother, Ralph Cutshall preceded in death. Mr. Cutshall was a 1942 graduate of Orbisonia High School and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served in the Pacific as a Radio Aviation Airman, First Class, receiving several ribbons,medals and commendations, including one from the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, "For meritorious and efficient performance of duty as a crew member of a Navy Patrol bomber during a rescue mission in the Bismark Archipelago. Despite the danger of shells landing nearby. Cutshall calmly and capably assisted in the rescue of a fighter pilot who had been forced down in the waters off New Ireland. His courage, excellent teamwork and devotion to duty contributed materially to the success of the rescue mission and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval service." After moving his family to California, Mr. Cutshall had a long career in law enforcement with the Alameda County Sheriff's Department. Upon his retirement in 1976, he moved back to the Huntingdon County area where he had grown up. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union and Bricktown Senior Citizens Center. He was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling, gardening, crossword puzzles and conversing with others. Robert Zane Cutshall was a generous and loving husband, father and grandfather and liked nothing more than to have his family around him. He often said that he had had a great life and that God had had His hand on him. He truly had a heart of gold and his family will miss him greatly. The Valley Log, Orbisonia, Pa., February 11, 2008
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    Person ID I24143  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Samuel Strong, I7180
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2013 

    Father Dorsey Rexford Cutshall,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Dorcas Lacea Price,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F8572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Gail Marie Dunn 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Deborah Ann Cutshall
     2. Robert Dunn Cutshall
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2013 19:59:00 
    Family ID F8569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Feb 1925 - Mount Union,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Orbisonia High School - 1942 - Orbisonia,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - to California with his family - Abt 1946 - Orbisonia,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - officer with the Alameda County Sheriff Department - Abt 1946/1976 - Alameda,Alameda,California,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - from the Alameda County Sheriff's Department - 1976 - Alameda,Alameda,California,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - back to the Huntingdon County area where he had grown up - 1976 - Alameda,Alameda,California,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Feb 2008 - Orbisonia,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - 18 Feb 2008 - Orbisonia Cemetery,Orbisonia,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Feb 2008 - Orbisonia Cemetery,Orbisonia,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Valley Log - Aft 18 Feb 2008 - Orbisonia,Huntingdon,Pennsylvania,United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S866] USGenWeb Archives., (http://www.usgwarchives.net.), Mike Gifford Contributor, "OBIT: Robert Zane CUTSHALL," 2008 (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/huntingdon/obits/cutshall-robert-z.txt : accessed 24 Mar 2013). (Reliability: 3), 24 Mar 2013.
      Robert Zane Cutshall
      Robert Zane Cutshall, of Overbrook Acres, Mount Union, left this life on his 83rd birthday, Wednesday, February 13, at 5:50 p.m. at his home. Funeral service was held on Monday, February 18 at the Martin Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Rev. Jeffrey A. Canankamp officiating. Interment was made privately at Orbisonia Cemetery. He was born February, 13, 1925 in Mount Union and he was the son of the late Dorsey Rexford and Dorcas Lacea (Price) Cutshall. He is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, the former Gail Marie Dunn, at their home. They were married on April 11, 1947 by the Rev. Charles Littleton at Orbisonia. Mr. Cutshall was also survived by the following children: Deborah Ann Cutshall of Clarks Summit and Robert Dunn Cutshall of Liberty Lake WA. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Rachel Calin Muroki; Abigail Grace Calin; Caroline Cutshall Collins and Charles Clayton Cutshall and four great grandchildren: Caden and Tia Collins and Adriana and Ava Cutshall. He also is survived by the following three sisters: Mildred Conklin of Albuquerque, NM; Gail Beddow of Honolulu, HI and Margery Castro of Atlanta, GA. One brother, Ralph Cutshall preceded in death. Mr. Cutshall was a 1942 graduate of Orbisonia High School and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served in the Pacific as a Radio Aviation Airman, First Class, receiving several ribbons,medals and commendations, including one from the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, "For meritorious and efficient performance of duty as a crew member of a Navy Patrol bomber during a rescue mission in the Bismark Archipelago. Despite the danger of shells landing nearby. Cutshall calmly and capably assisted in the rescue of a fighter pilot who had been forced down in the waters off New Ireland. His courage, excellent teamwork and devotion to duty contributed materially to the success of the rescue mission and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval service." After moving his family to California, Mr. Cutshall had a long career in law enforcement with the Alameda County Sheriff's Department. Upon his retirement in 1976, he moved back to the Huntingdon County area where he had grown up. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union and Bricktown Senior Citizens Center. He was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling, gardening, crossword puzzles and conversing with others. Robert Zane Cutshall was a generous and loving husband, father and grandfather and liked nothing more than to have his family around him. He often said that he had had a great life and that God had had His hand on him. He truly had a heart of gold and his family will miss him greatly. The Valley Log, Orbisonia, Pa., February 11, 2008
      The date cited for the publication was after the date of death so may have been a transcription error.