Donald E. Cutler

Donald E. Cutler ’58 (Pierson College) passed away peacefully in Napa, California, on October 1, 2020, from complications arising from a broken hip. Don grew up in Portland, Maine, and raised his family in Philadelphia. He was an executive for many years with the Phillips–Van Heusen Co. and retired to Napa in 1994. He leaves behind his second wife, Cornelia “Nina” Cutler of Napa, California; two daughters: Catherine E. Cutler ’83 (Pierson) and Stephanie J. Cutler; and three grandchildren, now in college, on whom he doted.

Throughout his life Don remained very closely connected to the many friends he made at Yale, traveling to spots all over the world in recent years with a group of classmates from the Class of ’58. If anyone wishes to make a charitable gift in honor of Donald, his daughters suggest a contribution in his name to Yale’s unrestricted fund, his favorite charity.