H.P. Brandt Funeral Home

1032 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA


Erin Scratchy Dawn Hutter

April 3, 1966October 27, 2014

ERIN DAWN "SCRATCHY" HUTTER Age 48, of the North Hills, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 27, 2014. Wife of Vincent E. Parr, Jr.; daughter of Carol and the late Alfred Hutter; sister of Robin (Christian) Stein, Beth (Kenneth) Roos and Sheree (Lawrence, Jr.) Lucas; also survived by four nieces and four nephews. Erin was a music teacher in the North Hills School District for 20 years. She was an accomplished musician who performed with the Butler Symphony and played violin and fiddle with local bands, including The Deliberate Strangers, Boxstep, EQ and Slim Forsythe and the Parklane Drifters. Erin will be remembered as a loving and generous person who filled our lives with her creative spirit. Friends will be received on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1302 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp., 412-364-4444. A Funeral Service will be held in Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. www.brandtfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Thursday, October 30, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, October 30, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 1, 2014


Erin Scratchy Dawn Hutter

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Martin Martin

June 19, 2016

I just learned of Erin's passing. We had a show together on WRCT, CMU's college radio station, and were housemates for a while, although I lost touch after leaving Pittsburgh and just looked her up.

I'm so sad that she passed away. It must be awful; it's awful for me to learn of her passing. So many memories, and such a wonderful person, taken from this earth too soon.

Albert Jacobs

June 30, 2015

I sadly just learned of Erin's passing today, June 29, 2015. We played in the IUP orchestra together in the mid to late 80's when we were both students at IUP. She was a dear friend and will sorely be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family.

Allie Jacobs, Indiana PA

jennifer meyer

November 27, 2014

The pain of losing a best friend is now proven to be as great as a family member. There are too many memories and thought..too personal to put here. But Erin I loved you hopefully as much as you showed me you loved me. A better friend I couldn't ask for. My heart aches every day. I miss u sooooo much.

Donna Hanley

November 7, 2014

My more timely/previous note apparently did not post. I don't want you to think I was unaware or uncaring, so I'm sending another hoping it reaches you & your family...
I'm sooo sorry for your sudden loss of Erin recently. We never got really close, you and I, but I always felt a bond as I was also a teacher. Losing both my parents last year was hard enough; I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child so suddenly. My heart goes out to you. Sincerely, Donna (128 RICHMOND Circle)

November 5, 2014

The Bradac Family sends deepest sympathy to Carol and family on the loss of their precious daughter and sister.

You are in my thoughts,
Carol Bradac

Sheila Morris

November 3, 2014

I just learned of Erin's death and am in complete shock. My husband and I have been friends and neighbors of Erin and Vince for years. We will miss her so much!

Kristen Dougherty

November 2, 2014

Dear Hutter Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear Erin.
I was fortunate to have known her during my days as a teacher at Ross Elementary in the late 90s and early 2000s. We had similar musical tastes and I enjoyed her creative spirit and laugh. May you find some comfort at this difficult time and know that she touched many lives throughout her journey.
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on...
~Irving Berlin

November 1, 2014

Very saddened and surprised to learn of Erin's passing. We shared the airwaves at WRCT radio some time ago. Oddly enough a song came on the radio this past Monday (10/27) by a band they shared a bill with that made me think of her (Magnetic Fields/Boxstep show). Age 48 is much too young to leave this earthly world but it is evident that she lived those years to the fullest and touched many lives along the way.

Rich Blackwood aka DJ Monotone; Pgh Pa

Debra Bolam

November 1, 2014

Carol and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Erin.
Your former neighbor at 126 Richmond Circle, Ross Twp.Pgh. Pa. Debra Bolam and canine Australian Shepherd friend Tara

Debra Bolam

October 31, 2014

Carol and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Erin.
Your former neighbor at 126 Richmond Circle, Ross Twp.Pgh. Pa. Debra Bolam and canine Australian Shepherd friend Tara