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“My condolences to the Cutting family during this difficult time. I hope you all can find comfort in a promise made at Jeremiah 29:12,13. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris and all of Phil's family. He was a true friend and gentleman, and devotee of broadcasting and life on the...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: David Smith - Easton, CT - Friend

“A sad loss for all who knew him. I consider it an honor to have worked and lunched with him. He actively made the Seaport a better place and was so...Read More »
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“A wonderful man and great humanitarian ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: warren swanson - waterford, CT

“It was my pleasure to know Phil and to have worked with him during his time at Mystic Seaport Museum. He was appreciated by those that knew him, for...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: arleen andersen - mystic, CT

“We lost a great man. Thank you Phil for believing in us to help us start our company and bring up a great son!!!!! ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Arnold - Foxboro, MA

“Unanimous among broadcasters that worked under the watch of Captain Phil. A pro who valued time and expected champion results. A high standard. ...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Francis Ward - Shelton, CT

“THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY! ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: A GRATEFUL AMERICAN - new milford, CT

“To the Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Of all the people I have known Phil was the most kind and gentle. I will miss him greatly. We shared a love of painting and of the sea. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jim Christley - St Augustine, FL

“Capt. Phil must have only been in his 20's when he did those weather reports from his boat on LI Sound in the summer. We hung on them before heading...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Denise DeMarsh - Stafford, VA

“I grew up hearing Captain Phil and the WNAB Coffee Break on my mother's kitchen radio in Stratford, CT. As a college student majoring in...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Joe Pifko - Trumbull, CT

“Met Phil about five years ago in a painting workshop I gave in Old Lyme, Ct.This man had a lot of skills one of which was being a talented painter. ...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry Caron - Uncasville, CT

“My condolences to the Cutting family. "Capt." Phil gave me my first job in the radio business in 1976 when he hired me to work for radio station...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Syarto - Fairfield, CT

“I can't describe the sadness I feel at the passing of a man who was a formative factor in my life. Phil gave me my first job in commercial radio at...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Bob Michaels - Bridgeport, CT


NORTON--Mr. Philip A. Cutting formerly of Southport and New London, CT, passed away on October 15th at the age of 83.

Phil was born to parents Annie Angus and Lloyd Cutting in Sharon, CT. He grew up in Southport, CT. He attended Mount Herman School and Tufts University both in MA. After school, he served in the US Army as radio communications specialist in Germany and France.

Known as 'Capt. Phil' professionally, he worked the majority of his career as a radio personality, recreational marine reporter, talk show host, PR manager, and program director at WCBS, WICC, WNAB, and WNLK. After radio and prior to retirement, Phil served as Vice President at Concrete Flotation Systems. He loved boating, salt water fishing, and enjoying anything to do with Long Island Sound. After retirement he volunteered as an interpreter at Mystic Seaport and became an avid artist, painting with watercolor.

Phil is survived by his son, Chris Cutting and his wife Betsy of Norton, MA; his sister Jean Russman and her husband Lenny of Madison, CT; sister in law Mary Ellen Cutting of FL; his grandchildren Joshua Cutting, Jordan Cutting, and Alden Doak; and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother Lloyd Cutting, Jr.