May 26, 1935 ~ March 9, 2019
Dan K. Cutrubus, 83 of Layton, Utah passed away March 9, 2019, after a five-year-long struggle with Leukemia. Dan was born in Ogden to his parents Athanasia Gogora and Gus J. Cutrubus, both of whom immigrated to America from Greece through Ellis Island New York.
He graduated from Ogden High and enlisted in the United States Air Force. Dan was a Crew Chief Engineer on a B47 sweptwing Jet Bomber and served four years active and four years reserves in service of his country.
He returned to Ogden where he joined his father's family business, the Utah Cigar Company. He then began his career in the automobile business at Stocks Lincoln Mercury on Washington Blvd before accepting the position of General Manager at Wilkinson Buick-Opel in Bountiful.
In 1971 he partnered with his brothers, Homer & Phidia, and opened one of the first charter Mazda dealerships in the US. It was the first new car franchise dealership built on Riverdale Road.
Survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah & Joe Kukal, his son, D. Skyler Cutrubus, god-daughter Kearston Cutrubus, step-daughter Summer Sugihara, step-son Tyson Sugihara; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim Cutrubus, Homer (Ann) Cutrubus, Phidia (Kathy) Cutrubus, his sister C. Nina Cutrubus and his many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Named after the Greek God of wine and merriment "Dionysus", Dan will always be known for his big, kind heart.
Family will greet friends at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Sunday, March 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Traditional Greek Funeral Services will be performed the following day for close friends, family and members of the Ogden Greek community at 11:00 a.m. at The Greek Orthodox Church, 674 42nd Street, followed by military graveside service and burial at Washington Heights Memorial Park.
Special thanks to the staff at George E. Wahlen Veterans Home for taking such exceptional care of our Dad. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church or the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home.
Services under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary.
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