Monty (Monroe S.) Kuttner, age 88, a resident of Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains, passed away on May 7, 2018.
He is survived by his beloved wife Fausta and three sons, Larry, Raymond and David. He and Fausta lived in Cresskill in Bergen County for 36 years before moving to Cedar Crest Village in 2004.
Monty was a "renaissance man", educated in literature, theater, science, history and business management. He held a Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science. He is the author of many business books and articles written during his career as a Management Consultant and a historical novel written after his retirement as Director of Management Consulting Services at The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He also had his own consulting practice for several years. His major client was a consortium of fire and casualty insurance companies for whom he developed a standardized series of claim forms and procedures (ACORD).
Monty's historical novel, "The Rabbi King: David of Khazaria", was published in 2001. It was later translated into Turkish and copies are on the library shelves of several American and Turkish Universities. It is still available via internet booksellers.
At Cedar Crest, Monty served on the Residents Advisory Council for three years and lectured several times as part of the community's "Institute for Learning in Retirement." Since he had been active in Community Theater for many years before moving there, he also founded the Cedar Crest Players, writing plays for the group, as well as acting and directing. He was a ballroom and folk dancer during most of his life.
Monty met his wife, Fausta, while serving in the Army as an officer during the Korean War in 1951. He remained in the US Army Reserve Corps for many years, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and The Combat Infantryman's Badge for his service in Korea.
A graveside service will be held 11:30 am Wednesday, May 9 at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 at Cedar Crest Chapel, Pompton Plains.