Hutter, Robert 1983Dr. Robert G. Hutter Memorial Scholarship

An anonymous gift was donated to the ACAF to name a memorial scholarship for Robert G. Hutter, esquire. The Fund by the same name was created to benefit any Allegany County student who is pursuing a degree at Alfred University in either finance or performing arts.

Robert Grant Hutter lived and worked in Allegany County for over 30 years. Mr. Hutter, the son of a quality control engineer and a homemaker, was born in Cleveland and raised in Homeland, Parkville and Hunting Ridge.      After graduating from the Polytechnic Institute in 1965, he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1969 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.      Mr. Hutter worked as a chemical engineer at Westinghouse Electric Corp.’s Linthicum plant while studying for his law degree at the University of Maryland School of Law. After earning his law degree in 1973, he earned a master’s degree in business administration from St. Bonaventure University School of Business in New York in 1978.

Mr. Hutter, who was admitted to the New York bar in 1980, taught business and law courses at Alfred University in New York for 36 years before retiring in 2010. He also practiced law for 30 years in Wellsville, N.Y., and was a partner in the firm of Hutter & Finn. He was also a certified financial planner.

Mr. Hutter was an avid Hokies fan and enjoyed playing golf at the Wellsville Country Club where had had hit a hole-in-one. He was a coin collector and liked playing the guitar.

“Even though he lived in New York state, he never lost his interest in the Orioles and Ravens,” said a sister, Sally Hutter Barba of Arnold.      His passions included; law, teaching, finance, music, the arts and the Virginia Tech Okies. He was well known in the area as a sports enthusiast and a coin collector. His lifetime accomplishments were numerous and spanned over three decades. Bob was an attorney and partner in the law firm Hutter and Finn in Wellsville, a professor at Alfred University; teaching business and law, certified financial planner and a dedicated advocate of the Boy Scouts of America and Children’s Christian Fund. His legacy will forever be commemorated through this gift to the Allegany County Area Foundation.