David Lee Dutrow, 66, of Massillon, Ohio passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 following a very brief illness.
Born December 9, 1951 in Alliance, Ohio to Luther E. Dutrow Jr. and Lois A. (Carson) Dutrow, David graduated from Marlington High School on June 10, 1969 and went on to receive his Associate Degree in Graphic Arts from the Pittsburgh Art Institute in Pennsylvania.
David was employed for over seventeen years as a graphic artist at Seiple Lithograph, North Canton, Ohio before its shutdown in 1998 and Moore Printing, Moore Oklahoma for the next six years before relocating back to Mansfield, Ohio. David retired in late November of 2017 from Taylor Metal in Mansfield, Ohio and was planning to spend his retirement back among friends in the Stark County area while taking up painting once again.
David is survived in death by his ex-wife and best friend, Gail Allyson King, whom he married September 10, 1999 after an on-and-off-again fifteen-year courtship. The couple was married for fifteen years until January 5, 2015, when they parted ways, still as best friends. David is also survived in death by his three step-daughters, Rebecca Gail Stebler, age 33, of Shelby, Ohio, Pollyanna Dutilly, age 37, of North Canton, Ohio and Heidi Evette Pahanish, age 42, of Canton, Ohio and five grandchildren, two whom he raised as both grandfather and father-figure with wife Allyson: Gabriel Joseph Stebler, age 18, of Shelby, Ohio, and Aryana Luree Dutilly, age 15, of Shelby, Ohio. David is survived by his three other grandchildren: Cassandra Stebler-King of North Canton, Ohio, Adam Pahanish, of Canton, Ohio and Christina Pahanish, also of Canton, Ohio.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Lois Dutrow of Alliance, Ohio and younger sister, Nancy L. Bomboy of Indiana, Pennsylvania.
David was well-loved and respected and will be greatly missed by all. Allyson, the step-children, and grandchildren grieve his passing but find comfort in the fact that, during his marriage to Allyson, David received the Lord Jesus and was baptized into Him as his personal Savior. He enjoyed many years in the local church life both in Oklahoma City and in Mansfield, Ohio and would often encourage both Gabriel and Aryana to “call on the Name of the Lord” with him.
His passing has strengthened our resolve to live more abundant lives by not putting off until tomorrow what we can do today and by remembering that “if we believe we can OR believe we can’t – we are right.”
Our consolation is in the fact that he now resides with all the dear saints who have passed before him … our joy will be when we see him, again.
David’s family and friends are invited to share his memory Monday, January 15th from 2-3 pm at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville.