Ellen G. Cutler

November 5, 1932June 21, 2018


Ellen G. Cutler, 85, of Saugus, CA passed away on June 21, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on November 5, 1932 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Charles Joseph Gallagher and Margaret Rose O’Donnell. She was the oldest of 5 children. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard and son Kevin Richard. She is survived by her sons Gary (Sally) Cutler and Matthew (Brandie) Cutler, and daughters Tracey Augustine, Terri Peters, Colleen (Shane) Sindle, Patti (Greg) Garcia, as well as her 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, sister Rosemary, loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of long-time friends.

Ellen was a long time resident of Burbank, CA prior to moving to Saugus, CA in 1988.

She was a Secretary in the Personnel Dept. at Disney Studios (1954-1961), before becoming a stay at home mom and raising her 6 children. In 1976, she returned to work part time in the Religious Education office at St. Francis Xavier before retiring in 1988. There she helped coordinate the relocation of Vietnamese refugees and was instrumental in the formation of many charitable organizations throughout the community including Burbank Temporary Aid Society, St. Francis Xavier Mission Circle/Teen Mission Circle and White Elephant at the annual fiesta. Upon moving to the Santa Clarita area in 1988, she continued her volunteering at the local SCV Food Pantry and St. Clare Mission Circle.

Ellen was a talented seamstress often making her own clothes and matching Easter outfits for all her girls. She enjoyed cooking, savored her nightly glass of boxed Chablis wine, and had an uncanny knack for her crossword puzzles and high scoring Words with Friends. She enjoyed a good book and rarely missed an episode of Jeopardy or her “soaps”. She loved spending time with family and friends as long as it was not between the hours of 11a.m. and 1p.m. She opened up her heart and home to many people throughout her life. Babysitting the grand kids and recently, great-grand kids, kept her young and her mind healthy.

Ellen’s funeral service will take place on Thursday, July 12th at 11a.m at St. Clare Catholic Church in Canyon Country, CA with a luncheon following. Interment will be private.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 12, 2018

Ellen G. Cutler

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Tony Gentile

July 4, 2018

Sorry dear friends for the passing of your beloved Mother Ellen. I have so many great memories of all of us growing up on Keystone St., and the summer swim parties at your home. And always watching over us was your wonderful mom. I can still see her by the pool, visiting with our other neighbors, keeping an eye on us while we swam, played marco polo, or keep away in the pool. Or in later years camping in Bishop and much more. I know the loss is real as both my parents are now in heaven and it is not an easy process to go through. But I can tell you knowing they are much more alive now than ever before, celebrating with the Lord, will bring you comfort in the months to come.
My prayers and love to all of you!
Tony G.


August 15, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Shocked and Saddened when i heard of his passing. Please let me know if there is anything i can do.

Kaelee Piper

July 30, 2011

I hope the family is doing well! I will miss him!!

Colleen Cutler-Sindle

July 28, 2011

Thank you for all the wonderful cards, texts, emails, flowers, mass cards and donations that all of you have shown to me and my family. We have lost a great man but he will remain in our hearts forever. He was a 'rock' for all his kids, immediate and extended those including all the 'Keystone' kids. We are blessed to have had him a few more months than originally anticipated. "Dad", "Honey" "Mr.C."
"Richard", "Dick" will be greatly missed !

Tony Gentile

July 25, 2011

He was a strong, honorable man and Father. One of the two great "Keystone Cops" that made us kids and our neighborhood feel safe. Peace to you Mr. Cutler and thank you for the example of a life well lived, all for the love of his family.

John Gentile

July 23, 2011

A great man whom we all admired. An icon of our childhood who will be greatly missed. Keystone Street memoirs forever etched in our minds.
We love you, Johnnie "up the street" & Leslie