Peter S. Gutterman, 70, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, (January 6, 2013). He was at home in his favorite room with his family by his side. Born on July 10, 1942 in Hartford, Peter was the loving son of the late Hyman and Pauline (Einhorn) Gutterman. His death was the result of pancreatic cancer. Peter was an inspiration to those who knew him and will be remembered most for his kindness, humility, wisdom, devotion to his family and friends, and sense of humor. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Rosalyn (Pollack) Gutterman and by his family; son Andrew Gutterman, his wife Karen Ciesluk Gutterman, and their children Natalie and Isaac, of Belmont, MA; daughter Nancy Gutterman of Santa Monica, CA; and two brothers, William Gutterman and wife Roberta, of Rutland, MA, Harold Gutterman and wife Shirley, of Palm Desert, CA. Until recently, Peter was President of Sentry Real Estate Services, which he founded in 1971, and Sentry Commercial, founded in 1991. Peter began his long and fulfilling career in real estate in 1968 after attending the University of Connecticut, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. Throughout his career Peter was a leader in the local real estate community serving as President of the Greater Hartford Association of Realtors, Director of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, and, in 1986, he was named Realtor of the Year. He delighted in sharing his knowledge and passion for his chosen profession with others, teaching classes in real estate principles and practices for over 20 years at Manchester Community College and at The University of Hartford. He also served as Director of the Continuous Progress Educational Center and Chairman of the Education Committee of the Greater Hartford Board of Realtors. Raised in Colchester, Peter moved to Windsor in 1967. While an active member of Congregation Beth Ahm Peter served as Chairperson of the Building Committee during the synagogue’s renovation. He was also a charter member of the Rotary Club of Windsor.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30AM at Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Burial will follow at B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom Cemetery, 10 Clubhouse Rd., Windsor. Visitors are welcome at the family’s home at 20 Ethan Drive in Windsor between 2:30PM and 6:00PM Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, 74 Cheshire Rd., P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492 or the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102.