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J. Thomas "Tom" Hutter

Published: January 4, 2014 4:00 AM

J. Thomas "Tom" Hutter, 63, of Ravenna passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014, at his residence. He was born June 11, 1950, in Lakewood, Ohio, to the late John Walter and Marian A. (Montanary) Hutter. Tom lived in Ravenna since 1978. In 2005, he retired from Ravenna City Schools where he taught at Brown Middle School. During his life, he had a passion for renovation. His final project was the refurbishing of his current residency, a 19th century barn. He enjoyed the outdoors: golfing, camping, hiking, bird watching, and biking. Tom loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandson, Alex.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Nancy Angerman, his daughter Emma (Chris) Taylor of Glasgow, KY, grandson Alex, and siblings Kathy (Frank) Giardino of Avon Lake, Ohio; Jeffrey (Meg) Hutter of Fairview Park, Ohio; and Michael (Pilar) Hutter of Rocky River, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Stuart Hutter. Memorial calling hours will be Sunday, January 5, 2014 from 1 PM until 6 PM at the Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Homes Ravenna Chapel. Memorial Services will be 11:00 AM Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Kent Presbyterian Church with Rev. Aaron Meadows officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Robinson Memorial Hospice and Visiting Nurse or Portage Park District Foundation. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.

(Shorts-Spicer-Crislip 330-296-6858, RC 1-4 & 5-14)

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user_20686 Jan 4, 2014 7:09 PM

Nancy, Emma and family,

Daryl and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family.  Tom had such a commitment to the students he served and he touched so many lives his legacy will continue long after today.  He loved his life and he loved his family.  I remember when talking to Tom how proud and supportive he was of you Nanc.  Please know all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.  

Daryl and Pat Bateman

Mandygillis Jan 4, 2014 4:20 PM

Nancy, Emma, Alex and Family,

I learned so much from Tom as he fought this battle. He was so open and talked so freely that he made me looks at thing differently. Life is certainly not fair but Tom made the most of what was thrown at him. He believed everything had a use and a purpose and encouraged us to repurpose things in our life. He was a master at it. He like Nancy can see the beauty in old things that others over look. He will be greatly missed but his spirit never gone because we will all carry it in our hearts. Rest now dear friend, you fought so hard for so long.

Love to all,

Mandy & Butch Gillis

Motek Jan 4, 2014 2:57 PM

Nancy-- I was so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Nick Dudek called me today and told me. I am out of the state now or I would come to see you at calling hours. I am going to make a contribution to the Portage Park District Foundation. When I return to Ohio I will try to contact you. You and Emma will be in my thoughts and prayers.  Sincerely Jeannie Vidoni