Donald Louis Cuthbert
BROCKPORT: On Friday, February 3, 2023, Donald passed away peacefully to be with his Lord at the age of 94. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Barbara Ann Cuthbert, brother, Talbot Cuthbert, brother-in-law, Ed Anderson, sister-in-law Helen Miller. Survived by daughter, Patricia Jean Habets (John), son, Steven Ernest Cuthbert (Patrice), Judi Greenberg, mother of grandsons Joshua (Molly), Jeffrey and Ted Cuthbert, granddaughter Jessica Kelleher (Patrick), grandson, Matthew Habets (Lauren), great grandchildren, Hannah and Shannon Kelleher, Maximilian Cuthbert and Bella Habets, brother in-law, James Anderson (Rose), sister-in-law Judy Anderson, several nieces and nephews.
Born in Ridgeway, PA on September 20, 1928. After high school graduation, he proudly enlisted in the Air Force and served from 1946-1949 in Arabia and Iraq in the Air Rescue Unit as an aircraft mechanic following 16 years in the reserves. He was a machinist at Mixing Equipment Company for 50 years and had several part time jobs. He enjoyed the outdoors, photography, searching & documenting our family genealogy, volunteering at his church and local hospital and belonged to the Mason organization. He will be missed by his loving family.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes contributions to the Veterans or the Memorial Tree Program in his honor. There will be a Celebration of Life in May at the Brockport United Methodist Church TBA.
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend,
he referred to the dates on the tombstone, from the beginning…..to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth, and spoke the following date with tears.
But he said what mattered most of all, was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time that they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not how much we own, the cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love, and how we spend our dash.
So, think about this long and hard, are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left, that can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real,
and always try to understand the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more,
And love the people in our lives, like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile,
Remembering this special dash might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash…
Would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?