James Edward Huttar

January 7, 1939February 4, 2016

James Edward Huttar “Jim” of Front Royal, died unexpectedly on February 4, 2016. He was 77 years old.

A memorial service will be held Monday February 15 at 2PM at the Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home 1200N. Shenandoah Avenue, Front Royal, Va.

Jim led a dynamic and creative life as a leader in the corporate world with Corning Glass Works, with the peace Corps as a director in Micronesia, at Cornell University in Labor and Industrial Relations, on Wall Street in the financial world, in Tunisia as director of the International Executive Service Corps, and in Front Royal in the development of the Greenway.

Jim was born in Trumansburg, NY and was a graduate of Cornell University. He was a self-taught French speaker and piano player. He enjoyed singing, playing Bridge in the Holiday Bridge Club of Front Royal. He was a Front Royal/Warren County Tree Steward. Jim had an adventurous spirit which took him bicycling around Europe and the U. S. eastern seaboard.

He is survived by his wife, Emily G. Huttar; his son, Shaun Michael Huttar of CA; his daughter, Caylin Huttar and husband Fletcher Brock of CA; his brother, John Huttar of Strasburg; and his sister, Carole Grove of Saquoit, NY. Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Tamarin Martin.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in his name to the FR/WC Tree Stewards, P. O. Box 2001, Front Royal, VA 22630


  • Memorial Service

    Monday, February 15, 2016


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Barbara Perlik

June 9, 2019

He was a very active and thoughtful member of the Front Royal Tree Stewards. We still miss him very much. We continue to send our love and hugs to his family and friends.

January 3, 2018

Dear Emily and family, I remember you and Jim so well from my time in Majuro '66-'68. We were all so young! I send you love and comfort in losing him so soon. Would love to be in contact with you and volunteers: 5108822330

July 6, 2016

Dear Emily and family, I remember Jim Huttar from his time as Peace Corps Director in the Marshall Islands where I served as a PC Volunteer in 1966-68. He was an effective, well liked leader who was both serious minded and fun loving in doing his job. I have good memories of serving during his tenure.
Dick Quintanilla, NY, NY

Gwen (Mount) Head

May 18, 2016

Dear Em,

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Recall the good memories you have of all the years you spent together, and count them as blessings.

Philip Friedman

March 11, 2016

Shaun - so sorry to read about your dad. It's been almost 20 years, but you've always been in my thoughts. So sorry!

Eva Shaffer

February 27, 2016

Dear Emily and family,
We have really had a hard time accepting Jim's passing. We came to your house to the wine and cheese event over a year ago, saw you lovely setting. Now I can imagine how it must feel living there without Jim. May God's help be with you.

Carol Groves

February 26, 2016

Emily, Shaun, & Cally
My heart is so heavy with Jim's passing. He will be greatly missed as a special friend who treated me like family and who I miss terribly. Jim's local legacy will live on every time I walk the Royal Shenandoah Greenway. His enthusiasm, vision, and passion were all displayed in this project. Please know that each friend who carries even a little sorrow lightens the load for you. May we all give you the strength and love you need during this time of sorrow.

February 23, 2016

Dear Emily & family,
I worked with Jim many years ago in NYC and was so sorry to learn of his passing. He was a wonderful, kind-hearted person who made going to work a joy and filled with laughter. He always spoke with pride about his family and I am sure he will be missed.
Eileen O'Connor

Albert Bryant

February 16, 2016

Emily,Sorry to here of your loss.

Keren Turner

February 15, 2016

Dear Emily, Cally and Shaun, I'm so sorry for your loss. Jim was one of a kind and his death leaves a big gap in many people's lives. I have many fond memories of spending time with you all when I was a girl. Please accept my deepest sympathies and know you are in my thoughts. My love to you all.