Kenneth Ross Cuttino, 31, model, Marine veteranKenneth...


Kenneth Ross Cuttino, 31, model, Marine veteran

Kenneth Ross Cuttino, a model and Marine Corps veteran, died of leukemia April 18 at his home in Orlando, Fla. He was 31 and formerly of the Baltimore area.

Mr. Cuttino started his modeling career several years ago after he was discovered by an agent in Hawaii.

"He was a surfer and his modeling career took him all over the world," said a sister, Jennifer Gauss of Cockeysville.

Born in Verdun, France, the son of a career military officer, he attended Dumbarton Middle School and Towson High before graduating from high school in Hilton Head, S.C., in 1983. He served four years in the Marine Corps, becoming an underwater demolition expert.

A funeral with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. today at Arlington National Cemetery.

He is also survived by his parents, retired Army Col. Peter F. and Stephanie E. Cuttino of Orlando; two other sisters, Julienne E. Myers of Severn and Kelly A. Rodier of Reisterstown; his grandmothers, Emma Cuttino of Owensboro, Ky., and Natalie Sheppard of Timonium; two nephews and a niece.

Howard H. Smith Jr., 47, steel worker

Howard H. Smith Jr., a former steel worker, was found dead of unknown causes Wednesday at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 47.

Mr. Smith worked in the Sparrows Point tin mill of Bethlehem Steel Corp. from 1968 until leaving with a medical disability in 1988.

He was born and raised in East Baltimore and was the 1967 senior class president at Dunbar High School.

In addition to doing odd jobs for his neighbors near Morgan State University, Mr. Smith enjoyed collecting vintage 78-rpm jazz and blues records and Motown music from the 1960s.

Services will be held at 7: 30 tonight at Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, 1607 E. Oliver St.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, the former Carolyn Means; twin sons Dwayne Smith of Cedonia and Dwight Smith of Baltimore; five brothers, Michael Smith, Larry Smith, Tyrone Smith and Kenny Smith, all of Baltimore, and Harold Mitchell of Aberdeen; five sisters, Diane Hutcherson, Louvinia Smith, Paula Smith, Carolyn Smith and Christine Smith, all of Baltimore; and his paternal grandmother, Clara Smith of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 4/29/97

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