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In Memory of . . . Wayne Shuttee (1917-2011)

Posted By Janette M. Lallier, Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Rev. Dr. Wayne Shuttee died on June 22, 2011. He was 93 years old.

Rev. Shuttee was born in Joplin, MO, on October 7, 1917, to Harry C. and Evangeline (Canada) Shuttee. Rev. Shuttee graduated from the University of Missouri in 1940 and Meadville Theological School in 1944 with a Bachelor of Divinity degree.

He served at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Cleveland, OH, where he was ordained in 1944; the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church of Cleveland, OH, where he served as their first minister; and at the Unitarian Society of New Haven in Hamden, CT, where he served for thirty years from 1955 to 1985. Following his retirement he served as Interim Minister at a number of churches: the First Parish of Sudbury, MA; the First Parish in Hingham Old Ship Church, MA; the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, NH; the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, MA; the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport, CT; the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, MA; the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington, NY; the Unitarian Congregation of Mendon and Upton, MA; The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester, NY; the North Parish of North Andover, MA; the Religious Society of Bell Street Chapel, Providence, RI; the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Milford, NH; and the Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society, CT. He was Minister Emeritus at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, in Hamden, CT, where he was also a member.

Rev. Shuttee was active over the years in several community organizations in the New Haven area such as the Yale- New Haven Hospital, the New Haven Youth and Family Services Association, and New Haven Reads Community Book Bank, where he volunteered three times a week running the front desk and packing book orders. He also served on many association boards.

Rev. Shuttee is survived by his wife of almost 64 years, Patricia (Wuliger) Shuttee. He was predeceased by their son Timothy Shuttee.

A celebration of the life of Rev. Wayne Shuttee will be held at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517.

Notes of condolence may be sent to his wife Patricia Shuttee, 99 Quaker Rd., Hamden, CT 06517.

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