Robert Matthews Mccutcheon
March 1, 1926
September 27, 2015
Robert would like to let you know that his work here is done. He received a call, an offer he could not refuse on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at age 89, for an appointment from which he will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends he has not seen in a long time. Job security is certain through his faith in Jesus Christ. His new mission takes him to a wonderful place where he will be found flying (Robert attempted to buy his first airplane at twelve, much to the airplane manufacturers and his Dad’s surprise), skiing, skydiving (his first jump at age 77 was from 13,000 feet), and socializing (he took on a fifty-member boy scout troop – to counter-balance being the only “Rooster in a Hen House” as he put it). Travel well-beyond his previous world-wide adventures (China, Turkey, Egypt, Europe, and numerous other exotic places) are required. Laughter and love are guaranteed.
Robert expects his wife (Marylee McCutcheon), daughters (Laurie Mueller, Carol Manhart, Erin Bognar, Sara Farmer) and grandchildren (Joshua Mueller, Kyle Manhart, Jake Mueller, Cole Manhart, Megan Manhart) to celebrate his mission here, which has now been completed.
We would want to let him know that he did a great job here and we wish him a safe journey. We will remember him for his kindness, integrity, and his love for God, family and friends. We are better individuals because of the time we spent with him. We ask that you remember him with fondness and celebrate his life.
Finally, he would have us reflect on this Irish Monastery writing.
“Death is nothing at all – I have only slipped away into the next room. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name; speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Laugh as we always laughed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before – only better, infinitely happier and forever – we will be one together with Christ.”
Arrangements: Robert’s ashes will be scattered in New Mexico at a private family ceremony.