In Memory

Randy Cuatto

Randy Cuatto

Michael Rand Cuatto died August 28, 1967 and is buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City.

From classmate Rich Hansen (now known as R. Geoffrey Blackburn), we received the following tribute:

     East High Leopards
Class of 1965

Deceased Classmate: Cuatto, Randy
Date Of Birth: 
Date Deceased: fall-1967
Age at Death: 
Cause of Death: fell down stairs at a Kappa Sigma Frat party
Classmate City: SLC
Classmate State: Utah
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: Yes Air Force
Survived By: brother Richard (Rick)

He was my best friend in high school and college-actually more like my brother. Randy and I went into the military at the same time-he went to Lackland AFB TX and I went to Ft Bliss (Army)-we were both in Texas for boot camp. We corresponded and kept each others' moral up while we both suffered. After he returned to civilian life, he continued to correspond with me up to his tragic death. He died while I was in my last weeks of Officer Candidate School in Ft. Knox, Ky. I flew home for his funeral. One of the worst weeks of my life. Rand was always mellow, funny and a loyal friend and generally a great guy. We spent a lot of time tooling around in his Corvette more room than in my MG. Had he lived, we probably still would be hanging out together. I think about him often. 

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11/18/14 10:32 PM #1    

Vic McClintic

Randy was a Band Star.  He and his East High Group, recorded, remember, MY GIRL!  Great at the time.  Randy was a good Kappa Sig brother.  He was one of the funniest and , by far, most talented.  We used to cruise in his corvette, just to cruise, not to meet.  

He passed from a Freak accident in 1968 or 69.  I was at summer camp and returned to the bad news.  crying

01/27/15 11:28 AM #2    

Bruce Barrett

Randy was a Kappa Sig fraternity brother but our friendship went back to Bonneville Elementery School.  With his father in the music business he and Rick were bound to play an instrument or two.  One year he and Rick played Lady of Spain I Adore You beautifully on dueling accordions. That's something you don't see every day. 

04/01/15 11:57 AM #3    

Alan Andrus

I met Randy and his brother Ricky in little league baseball.  We played against each other in all starts.  Randy was a good athlete and pitcher.  We got to know each other better in Jr. High and I had the privilige to seen him a lot at the U.  We both played in bands and he was a fine musician.  I was very upset to hear of his accident and passing at such a young age.  He was a true friends. 

04/02/15 08:11 AM #4    

Steve Smith

I did not know that Randy died so young, I knew him in band and saw his talent and of course was envious of his Corvette. I did know that he was very talented and thought how much he must have practiced for I didn't much at all. We will miss him at our reunion, RIP brother.

05/12/15 03:20 PM #5    

Jim Brinton

We received this tribute to Randy Cuatto from Richard DeRose, whom many of us remember from junior high school.  I have included it as written.
From:  Richard DeRose

Randy and I became friends while Randy was at East and I was at Highland. We both had corvettes and I became friends with his family and his brother Rick. Randy passed away while I was in the Army. I learned of his passing while I was home on leave and was very sad to learn of the tragic accident. I oftern think of Randy and his family when I visit Salt Lake and remember Progressive School of Music. 


05/13/15 01:22 PM #6    

Allen Allen

Randy and I were not close friends, but we did have some classes together and got along.  I heard of his passing many years ago and was hit a bit hard.  He was the first person from our class of '65 that I heard had passed away and so young.  Was he the first?


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