Peter Hart Rutledge, 33, passed away on August 20, 2012 in his Warwick home surrounded by his loving family.
Peter grew up on Orcas Island, Washington, the son of Rocky Rutledge and Kathi (Fuller) Anderson. Many remember Peter as a high school (Orcas 1998) and college (Whitman College 2001) athlete. He spent two years in the AmeriCorps, Athletes in Service program in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he met his wife, Cari Carter Rutledge. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Cal Berkeley and moved to Rhode Island in 2008 to work at Bryant University as Assistant Director of Peer Tutoring. Peter never lost his dedication to athletics, running marathons and continuing to guide student athletes. Peter bravely fought an inoperable brain tumor and his positive attitude towards life will continue to be an inspiration for all that knew him.
Peter is survived by his wife Cari; his two boys Tysen, age two, and Luke, nine months; along with his beloved sister, Laine. A celebration of his life will be held at Bryant University’s Interfaith Center on Friday, September 28 at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the family. Contributions can be made to "Rutledge Family Fund" and mailed to Navigant Credit Union, c/o Rutledge Family Fund, 1005 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI, 02917.