Dwight Rutan

May 6, 1960 - November 17, 2019
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Dwight Curtis Rutan, age 59, died peacefully on November, 17, 2019 after his strong, inspiring battle against pancreatic cancer.

He was born on May 6, 1960 in Willard, OH, the son of Moss Rutan and Barbara Rutan (nee Waid). He worked his entire career as an auto mechanic for Akron Public Schools, eventually retirin…

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Dwight Curtis Rutan, age 59, died peacefully on November, 17, 2019 after his strong, inspiring battle against pancreatic cancer.

He was born on May 6, 1960 in Willard, OH, the son of Moss Rutan and Barbara Rutan (nee Waid). He worked his entire career as an auto mechanic for Akron Public Schools, eventually retiring and taking a part time job at Cage Gear in Canton, OH.

Dwight was a selfless, kind man. His knack with automobiles, and all things handy, came to the aid of many. He was a proud, active member of Firestone Presbyterian Church, giving his time and talents with no want or expectation of anything in return. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved nature and hinted that he may have seen a Bigfoot.

Dwight is survived by his two brothers, Douglas Rutan of Marcellus, NY and David Rutan of Newport News, VA; his partner, Barbara Lengler of Parral, OH; and his son, Chad Rutan of Columbus, OH. He is preceded in death by his father, Moss, and mother, Barbara.

A very special thank you to Crossroads Hospice for taking such incredible care of him in such a vulnerable, crucial time.

A memorial gathering will be held on December 7 at 11 a.m. at Firestone Park Presbyterian Church, 275 S Firestone Blvd, Akron, OH 44301. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dwight’s life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to CancerCare [http://cancercare.org] or the Firestone Park Presbyterian Church.

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Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Firestone Park Presbyterian Church

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275 S. Firestone Blvd.
Akron, OH 44301

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275 S. Firestone Blvd.
Akron, OH 44301

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New York, NY 10001
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Born: May 6, 1960
Died: November 17, 2019

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Mary Ellen Gibbons posted on 12/1/19

Dwight will always be remembered as a kind, intelligent man who was interested in people and the world around him. We will miss him at our family gatherings but will smile at the memories we have from our past times together. Condolences to Barb, Chad and Dwight's brothers Douglas and David. Mary Ellen, Ed and the Gibbons family

 

Rick Hoover posted on 11/20/19

So sorry to hear about Dwight. I worked with him at APS. Dwight was a great guy and he always helped me out. You have my deepest sympathies.

 

Veronica Cripple posted on 11/20/19

A loss for everyone that knew this wonderful man ?

 

Dave & Jane Gingrich posted on 11/19/19

Barb & Dwight’s family, Our condolences in the loss of your loved one. Sending comforting prayers at this difficult time. Jane & Dave Gingrich

 

Tim posted on 11/19/19

So sorry to hear of Dwight's passing. He was a pleasure to work with here at Aps. He will be missed!

 

Debbie Fox posted on 11/18/19

Dave, I am so sorry for your loss Debbie Rufenacht Fox

 

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