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Shepherd Roy Cutler
  • In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to:
  • Columbia Jewish Day School Building Fund
    5827 N. Trenholm Road
    Columbia, SC 29206

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Shep was SB President when I was a freshman at Beverly High. He was the first true hero in my life. I still greet people in passing as he did. I also was Student Body President - - - - and it was because of his influence in my life and the way I carried myself. That will always be with me.

Posted by: Bob Kay - Classmate   Aug 29, 2019

We are in the process of celebrating a 80th B'day party for our Beverly Hills High School class of 1956. Naturally Shep is always in our hearts and so many of us miss him and Joanie.
He left his mark in a very good way...

Posted by: Joanie Yeonan - Beverly Hills, CA - Classmate   Mar 31, 2019

I am so sad to read of his death. I have not seen him since the 50's but he was someone you did not forget! He was kind, funny and a good friend in elementary school at El Rodeo and at Beverly Hills High School. Please accept my good good thoughts of Shep. Sincerely, Dorothy Atwood Fitzsimons

Posted by: Dorothy Atwood Fitzsimons - Beverly Hills, CA - Elementary and high school frien   Apr 24, 2014

Joni, Ken, and Geri,

I was so sad to learn of Shep's passing. I worked with the family from 1968 until 1972 when my first chlld was born. This was my first "real" job out of high school and I was petrified. You all, including Mrs. Cutler, made me feel right at home and erased my fears. You were like family and I loved you all. You went through some wonderful and sad times with me, my marriage, Paul leaving for

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Posted by: Brenda Lee Pilkington - Lexington, SC - Former employee and friend   Apr 09, 2014

Shep was an extraordinary person and a charming magician. I'm very fortunate to have met Shep and his wife Joni. My thoughts and prayers are with Shep, his family, and his dear friends - I am so sorry for you loss.

Posted by: Matt Orlando - Oakland, CA - Friend and Business Partner   Apr 04, 2014

Joni and Ken,
We lived a block apart, attended El Rodeo 2nd-6th grade, played baseball in vacant lots, laughed a lot and then moved away. My mother said he would go far and was right. Spoke only once 2 years ago and yet he has always been a part of me over the years. Something special lasted within me, and I'm sad to lose my "oldest best" friend. My thoughts are with you.
Mac Coffey

Posted by: Mac Coffey - Tiburon, CA - old friend   Apr 03, 2014

In 1956 I was a freshman at Beverly High. Shep was my hero and model as I got involved in school life. It's amazing how long ago that was, but when someone touches your life there is no timetable - he'll always be there.

Posted by: Bob Kay - Pacific Palisades, CA   Apr 03, 2014


My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by: Martha Edens - Columbia, SC - Neighbor   Apr 03, 2014

Joni, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. You have been in our thoughts and prayers this past week. We were at MUSC today and learned of his passing. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Such a wonderful person and we were so blessed to meet him. What a great inspiration he was.

Inman and Nancy Smith

Posted by: Inman and Nancy Smith - Lexington, SC - Friend   Apr 03, 2014

I am so very sad to hear about Shep's passing. I have only fond memories of him and Joni. He was kind, funny, well-dressed and young at heart. He will be missed.

Posted by: Cousin Steve (Gross) Gordon - Newton, MA - cousin   Apr 02, 2014