Wellsville, NY - Robert Grant Hutter, 62, of 269 North Main Street, Wellsville, New York, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at St. James Mercy Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was born on May 7, 1948, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Bob, as he was affectionately known, was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. Bob worked at Westinghouse in Baltimore as a chemical engineer while studying at the University of Maryland School of Law. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1973 and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1980. Bob also earned a Master in Business Administration degree from St. Bonaventure University School of Business in 1978.
Bob was a Professor at Alfred University teaching business and law courses for thirty-six years until his retirement in 2010. Bob was the faculty advisor to the Student Managed Investment Fund and continued his involvement into retirement. During his tenure, Bob authored many published articles on accounting, business, financial planning, and law.
Bob practiced law in Allegany County for thirty years, most recently with the law firm of Hutter & Finn in Wellsville. Bob was also a Certified Financial Planner and advised many clients on how to achieve their retirement goals.
His professional memberships included the New York State Bar Association, Allegany County Bar Association, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Certified Financial Planner Association, and the Financial Planning Association.
A former Eagle Scout, Bob was generous with both time and money to various charitable organizations. He sponsored many children through the Christian Children's Fund and was a donor to many local charities.
Bob was a sports enthusiast, especially if it involved the Virginia Tech Hokies. Bob was an avid golfer and a former member of the Wellsville Country Club. Bob often fondly reminisced about his hole-in-one on the fourth hole of the WCC.
He loved music and played the guitar. He was fascinated with history, finances and coin collecting.
Robert Grant Hutter is survived by his former wife and close friend, Jo Anne Hutter of Wellsville; two sisters, Sally Hutter Barba of Arnold, Maryland, and Gale Hutter Hall of Hockessin, Delaware; a niece, Kristen Barba Stolka of Carrboro, North Carolina; and a nephew, David Barba of Annapolis, Maryland.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 19, 2011, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM at the Wellsville Country Club for a memorial luncheon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, the David A. Howe Library, and the Hart Family Comfort House in his honor. Memorial donations are to be mailed to 22 West State Street, Wellsville, New York. 14895.
Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.