Peter John Cutts

Peter John Cutts, a resident of Falls Church, passed away on July 3, 2019, at the age of 70, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Peter is survived by his wife of 34 years, Valerie; his two children, Ashley and Michael; his brother, Robert; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Peter was born in London, England, on May 31, 1949, to Edward and Wendy Cutts. He worked as a double-decker bus driver and fashion photographer in London before moving to the United States in 1972. In the mid-80s, he established Peter Cutts Photography in Washington, D.C. and provided corporate photographic services to many of the nation’s leading industries and federal government. Washingtonian Magazine listed Peter Cutts Photography as one of the ten most recommended photographers in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the United States House & Senate Press Photographers Gallery, Professional Photographers of America, and National Press Club.

Aside from his career, Peter enjoyed his beach home in Delaware, working in the garden, watching soccer (especially West Ham United), and being a referee. And, of course, enjoying all the politics Washington, D.C. had to offer.

Family and friends are invited to the memorial gathering to be held at Advent Funeral & Cremation Services, 7211 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22046, from 1:00pm-5:00pm on Saturday, July 27.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Peter Cutts to the liver transplant fund at Penn Medicine Development and Alumni Relations; 3535 Market St., Suite 750; Philadelphia, PA 19104. If choosing to donate, please include the family’s name and address so that you can be personally thanked for the gracious contribution.

9 Responses to Peter John Cutts

  1. Madeleine Jacobs says:

    Peter was a dear friend for more than two decades. He was a beloved photographer by staff and volunteers at the American Chemical Society. He made us laugh and smile. We will miss him so much and send our condolences Peter’s family.

  2. Tom Walsh says:

    So terribly sorry to see Peter go. He cheered everyone, and even his memory will bring cheer. We are all a little emptier.

  3. Bill Petros says:

    Peter was a friend and a good man. He and I worked together from time to time when either one of us was double-booked. May God bring rest to his soul and peace to his wife, children, friends and family. Everlasting be his memory.

  4. Marshall H. Cohen says:

    Peter was a man of talent and noble character, and his sense of humor and warmth was always there. We shared assignments for several years and he was an honored member of “ The Photographic Roundtable” which met at the National Press Club. Stay tuned young guy—- we won’t forget you!

  5. Kenneth Dalecki says:

    Peter was a friend and colleague through our membership in the National Press Club. We shared a love for photography and his companionship at Club events will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. The Club sends its condolences to his family.

  6. Marshall H. Cohen, Founder says:

    On behalf of the members of the NPC Photography Roundtable, I want to extend our deepest sympathy to the members of Peter’s family.
    He was a highly talented artist, and importantly a warm and supporting friend and colleague.
    His memory will be a blessing.


    Marshall H. Cohen, Founder, The Photographic Roundtable (National Press Club)

  7. Sandra Kerr-Porcari says:

    Peter’s dry wit & talent with his chosen artistic tool, the camera, will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to his family and close friends.

  8. Donald May says:

    Peter was an associate, a corresponding photographer from across the country for photographic projects for ten years. Peter was a sensible, sensitive person. Peter had a wonderful sense of humor. We could talk together for hours. He was a very special person. I will miss him.

  9. Ellen says:

    Just learned of his passing, very sad to hear. We used to sit next to each other at my association’s conferences and eat all the desserts. Peter was a great person who was very fun to speak with!

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