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Northside Christian Church
Wednesday August 28th, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm

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Northside Christian Church
Wednesday August 28th, 2019

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Wednesday August 28th, 2019

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Paul G. Nutter

NORTON--On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Paul G. Nutter shed the cloak of dementia that had covered him for the past several years and walked into the light of heaven to share his life with his loved ones and those who have gone before him. He was surrounded by his Loving family and fought a courageous battle against this disease.

Paul was born December 29, 1948. He attended St. Bernard’s School, Buchtel High School, Akron University, and attained his Paramedic status at St. Thomas. He served with the Marines in Vietnam. Later he retired from the Navy Reserves after serving in Iraqi Freedom with the 3rd Battalion 25th Marines (3/25) as a Navy Corpsman attached to the Marines. He worked at B.F. Goodrich for 19 years, Stark/Summit Ambulance, Wadsworth Rittman Hospital, Barberton Hospital, and St. Thomas. He volunteered 17 years at Norton Fire/EMS and briefly at Doylestown Fire/EMS. His compassion to serve was honored by many. Paul made this world a better place. Mathew 25:21 “well done good and faithful servant. Come and share your Master’s happiness.”

In his spare time, he enjoyed his cook outs, 60’s music, his motorcycles, sports cars, spending time with friends and family, watching football (preferably, the Bengals), baseball (Cleveland Indians), and vacationing at Virginia Beach.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Donald Nutter; father-in-law, Walter Nolan and brother-in-law, Robert Nolan.

He sadly leaves behind his loving, dedicated wife and biggest advocate, Frances Nutter; daughter, Malissa (Jason); son, Paul Brian (Tawnya); and his grandchildren that he loved so very much, Rylie, Jacob, Tatum, Corey and Kegan. He also leaves behind his brother, Marcc (Pam); mother-in-law, Selecta; sister-in-law, Sharon (Greg); nieces, nephews, many cousins, and many friends he made through his travels. He took with him a piece of all our hearts, but left us with a lifetime of loving memories.

A special thank you goes out to everyone who graciously gave their time to help take care of Paul, especially the staff at Barberton Adult Day Care, Dr. Pluskota and his staff, the VA, Norton EMS and his son, Paul Brian.

A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held at Northside Christian Church, 7615 Ridge Road, Wadsworth, OH on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 12:30 PM with Pastor Robin Hart officiating. Friends may call on the family that same morning from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Inurnment and full military honors for Paul, will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at 2:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asks that donations be made to one of the following: Return to Home, 1115 Wooster Rd. W. Barberton, OH 44203, or Disabled America Veterans (www.dav.org).

Don’t cry because he is gone, but smile because he was here.

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Coach Crunch...you will be missed. Condolences to the family. Norton youth football early to mod 90's.

Jeremy Cooper Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM

I spent many weekends working with Chico at the Grand Prix of Cleveland. I will always remember his contagious smile and his ability to say whatever was on his mind. I will never forget him.

Richard Nester Aug 30 2019 12:00 AM

A STRUCTURED DESIGN IN RED AND WHITE was ordered on August 27, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM


With our deepest sympathy The Steele Family: Mike, Tammy, Ryan, Ashley

Expression of Sympathy Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM

Paul and I served together in Iraq in 2005. I was his Chaplain. I have countless memories of him during our years together and they always make me smile. His compassion and love for his fellow man was evident to everyone who met him. The world would truly be a better place if there were more men like Paul. The impact he had on others will carry on for generations. He will be truly missed. His family and friends will be in my prayers.

Chaplain Eric Malmstrom

Chaplain Eric Malmstrom Aug 26 2019 12:00 AM

This great man meant the world to my family especially my dad. They met when they both went to Norton High school to speak to the class of 1989 about the Vietnam war and became fast friends. After I graduated, my dad continued to go and speak about the war along with Mr. Nutter. The night that my dad David Yanke passed away on Dec. 31, 1992 they had one final visit that I found out about early the next day when Paul came over to my home and gave me & my mom the biggest hugs ever & told us that he had taken another patient to the hospital that evening & learned of my dad's death. He was able to say goodbye & the hospital allowed him to transport my dad to surgery for ORGAN DONATION. He told us what an honor that was for him & he was grateful for his friendship with my dad. RIP Mr. Nutter & please give my dad a big hug from me!

Kimmy YANKE Dennis Aug 26 2019 12:00 AM

Chico as we knew him at Barberton Fire, when he worked at Hahn was a 1st rate medic and always a great help and person and a credit to Fire Depts and the US Navy and Marine Corps!

Dave Guilliams Aug 25 2019 12:00 AM

Chico as we always knew him was one of the most caring medics. I worked with him at Barberton Hospital
and he cared For my husband (Randy) andtransportedwhen he was very illwhile onduty for
Doylestown(Chippewa Fire) and Hahn Ambulance. He was so professional courteous,kind
and caring for our family. He now will receive his highest of Honor.
Francine you arean angel for providing love ,care and compassion during all this time.
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Roxanne (Croft) Copeland Aaron Croft , Sarah and Kaeden Croft
Frances You are an angel, always standing by his side and giving him comforting care ,and support.
Our Prayers are with you and the family.
Roxanne (Croft) Copeland, Aaron Croft, Sarah & Kaeden Crof

Roxanne (Croft) Copeland Aug 25 2019 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was ordered on August 25, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Nutter

Susan Coon Aug 25 2019 12:00 AM

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