Ryan Kutter wrote this obituary on behalf of the family.
“It is with heavy hearts (Friday, sept. 3) that we mourn Cary’s passing. On the evening of August 23, Cary was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk making his way back home on his nightly walk in Sherwood. He sustained devastating brain injuries and was rushed to OHSU for treatment in the ICU. He held on for 11 days, but sadly his injuries were too great. He left this world with his wife and three children close by.
Cary had an unparalleled zest for life. He lived every day purposefully. When he wasn’t spending his time restoring Porsche 914s, he was in the mountains with a big smile on his face. He lived his life in a way we all hope to emulate.
As a father, there was never a moment he wasn’t there for his children. Even working consistently 80+ hours a week, he never missed soccer games, tennis matches, or graduations. He always answered their calls with his chosen nickname for them. His kids are forever thankful for the time they shared with him.
As a husband, he shared nearly 40 years with his wife and companion, Julie. Through hardships, setbacks, and all of life’s challenges, they were guided by love. He left this world with her in his arms.
Cary will live on through our hearts. The mountains have called him home.”