Willar Cutler Salter ’46

Willar Cutler Salter ’46 died February 26, 2009, in Duxbury, Mass. He was born on December 20, 1923, in Glen Ridge, N.J., and prepared for college at Glen Ridge High School and Taft School. He attended Bowdoin for one year as a mem- ber of Psi Upsilon fraternity. He served in India as an American Field Service Volun- teer during World War II. He began his career in market research and promotional writing but later turned to sales. He was hired by Time Magazine in 1964, which led to a number of executive sales and marketing positions in New York City, Connecticut, and Boston. He retired in 1981. He was active in many Cape Cod community organizations, including Cape Cod Community Hospital, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Orleans Rescue Squad, Friends of Snow Library, Orleans Zoning Board of Appeals, Orleans Affordable Housing Committee, and Bylaws Revision Committee. He was elected to the Orleans Board of Selectmen in 1986. He served two terms as Com- modore of Namequoit Sailing Associa- tion, served on three church vestries, and ran several heart and cancer fundraising drives. Seven years into his retirement, he became serious about playing bridge and became a four star teacher, a mas- ter teacher, a member of the American Bridge Teacher’s Association board of directors, and a tournament director. He and his wife spent ten years directing bridge games on some the world’s finest cruise ships. His many hobbies included reading, writing, woodworking, beekeep- ing, and genealogy. He is survived by Mary Hooke Salter, his wife of 61 years; two daughters, Suzanne Krautmann and Mary Jean Rest; three sons, William H. Salter, Robert S. Salter ’79, and Rich- ard C. Salter; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, John L. Salter ’38.