Rev. Francis L. Cutair III, 66, Episcopal

April 11, 2005

The Rev. Francis Lee Cutair III, a retired Episcopal pastor, died of Alzheimer's disease at Citizens Care Center in Havre de Grace. The Darlington resident was 66.

Born in Arbutus, he was a 1956 graduate of Catonsville High School. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the Peabody Conservatory and taught music at Franklin and Owings Mills elementary schools.

In 1966 he received a Master of Divinity degree at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University.

After ordination to the priesthood he served at St. George Church in Manchester, Grace Church in Darlington and Ascension Church in Scarboro in Harford County. He went on to serve many churches in North and South Carolina before retiring and moving back to Darlington several years ago.

While in Oriental, N.C., he helped found the Hope Clinic, a health agency for uninsured and another patients in the area.

A memorial service was held yesterday at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Havre de Grace.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, the former Josephine Booth; two sons, AndrM-i Michael Cutair of Greenbelt and Paul Christopher Cutair of Darlington; a daughter, Gabrielle Marie Caldwell of Charlestown in Cecil County; and five grandchildren. A daughter, Nadia Anne Cutair, died in 1969.

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