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Roland Bruce Cutler

April 13, 1949 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Roland Cutler Obituary

Roland Bruce Cutler

Savannah - Roland B Cutler, 74, went home to his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.

A gathering for Bruce will be held and remain private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Country Music Hall of Fame, 222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN 37203 in memory of Bruce.

Bruce, born to the late Roland H. and Janice M. (Reeser) Cutler on April 13, 1949, in Elmira, NY, spent his childhood in Waverly, NY, and attended the School for the Blind in Philadelphia. There, he first crossed paths with Connie, his future wife of forty-seven years. Though their connection began in Philadelphia, it wasn't until later that they reunited and settled down in Rochester, NY. Embracing their faith, they became devoted Christians after attending a church in Rochester with a close friend.

On July 5, 1992, Bruce and Connie, both overcoming visual impairment, initiated their radio show, "Gospel Doings," broadcasting from their home studio, Do it Right Productions. Combining Connie's vocals with Bruce's production and editing skills, their partnership forged an unbreakable bond. The syndicated gospel program reached numerous subscribing radio stations, leaving a lasting impact with its fusion of country music, Bluegrass, and gospel. Bruce also helmed "Country Roots" alongside this until 2022, when managing both became overwhelming. Throughout his career, Bruce amassed accolades such as Radio Show of the Year in 2000 and 2001, the Dave Hall Award for Excellence in Radio & Recording in 2003, and honors from associations like the Christian Country Music Association and the Thanks Stars Award in 2004 and 2009, among others. Despite the acclaim, Bruce consistently underscored their core mission: spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide.

Passionate about his work, Bruce continued editing sermons from a local church in Newark, NY, aiming to share them on radio even in his later years. His dedication and love for his craft remained unwavering.

Bruce will be remembered by his wife, Connie Lea Cutler; sister-in-law, Carlene Vanaman; nephews Brian, Erik and Anthony; his cousin-in-law, Ruth Beech; and several friends, family, listeners including his family from Cornerstone Fellowship Church.

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