Dr. Joseph H. Cutchin Jr.
Published 11:42 am Friday, March 24, 2023
QUANTICO, Maryland – Dr. Joseph Henry Cutchin Jr., 87, passed away at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 after a short illness. He was the son of the late Dr. Joseph Cutchin and Frances Blackman Cutchin of Easley, South Carolina. He was the grandson of the late Braxton Murray Cutchin and Mary Cutchin of Franklin.
He is survived by his wife, Paige Cutchin; a daughter, Ashley Paige McEwen (Sean) of Portsmouth, Virginia; two sons, Joseph H. Cutchin III (Anne) of Hudson, Ohio and William Marshall Cutchin (Barbara) of Windsor, Colorado; daughter-in-law, Aubrey Cutchin of Nellysford, Virginia; eight grandchildren, Max, Quinn, Ellie, Damian, Gavin, Derowen, Wills and Amelia; and two great-grandchildren, Jo-Jo and Blake. He was predeceased by his first wife, Eloise Marshall Cutchin and his son, Thomas Cutchin.
Dr. Cutchin graduated from Woodberry Forest Prep School and received his undergraduate from the University of Virginia where he got to live on The Lawn. He then went to the Medical College of South Carolina in Charleston and then back to the University of Virginia for his internship and residency. After training, he went to Quantico Marine Base as a Lt. Commander in the Navy. Upon discharge he moved to Quantico, Maryland to establish his OB-GYN practice and work at the PGH in Salisbury, Maryland. He delivered babies until 2003 and after that he did primary care as a locums and retired two years ago.
Dr. Cutchin was the first medical director of the Life Crisis Center and helped acquire the land for its safe home. He was the first director of the Delmarva Foundation for Health Care in Easton, Maryland and built the first Ambulatory Surgery Center that was AAAHC accredited in Maryland. As well as being chief of staff and chief of the OB Department, he was the first president of Maryland’s OB-GYN Society from the Eastern Shore. He brought the first OB-GYN ultrasound to Salisbury, Maryland.
He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and a member of the Society of Cincinnati. His hobbies included fishing, flying, his HAM radio W3ETT, his bluebirds and martins and his cats. He was an avid reader of military battles and was an instrument rated pilot flying his Cessna 210 732GD for thousands of hours across our great country.
Dr. Cutchin cherished the women in his tri-state community (Delaware, Maryland and Virginia) and loved delivering babies and helping infertility patients achieve their goal.
He will be laid to rest at the family gravesite next to his son, parents and grandparents in Franklin on Tuesday, March 28, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his honor to the Life Crisis Center, P.O. Box 387, Salisbury, MD 21803 or the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 400 N. High Street, Franklin, VA 23851.