Shari Louise Guttman

Born: 03/27/1953 Passed:

Shari Louise Guttman died May 31, 2020 in Canton, Ohio after a long battle with cancer. She was born on March 27, 1953 in Akron, Ohio to Theobold and Jean Guttman. Shari was an avid cat lover from the time she was a child. She graduated from Firestone High School in 1971, where she was a member of the Acapella choir and the Madrigals. She attended The University of Akron, majoring in early childhood education. There was nothing that Shari enjoyed more than gathering her family and friends together to laugh and enjoy each other’s company. She truly was the life of the party. In 2002, Shari found her way to Alcoholics Anonymous, where she made many lasting friendships and worked to mentor other women struggling with addiction. Her memory lives on in all the lives she has touched. Her love of life, music, and passion for helping others will be deeply missed.

Shari is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Jon and Paul Guttman. She is survived by her nephew, Arlo (Ruthe) Guttman; niece, Sarah (Nick) Matteson; great-nieces, Emma and Lily Matteson; and great-nephew, Ronald Colbetzor. She will also be missed by sisters-in-law, Sue Guttman of Stow, and Joann Guttman of Wilmington, North Carolina; special friends, Carolyn Garner, Tracie Biggie, and so many others that she met along her journey, too numerous to mention.

Shari requested that there be no services. Any donations can be made to The American Lung Association or the Stark County Humane Society on her behalf. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at

Heritage Cremation Society



9 Tributes to Shari Louise Guttman

  1. Corky and Shelia Showalter says:

    So sorry to hear this. Our sympathies and prayers to you all. Shelia and I have very good memories of Shari. She will be missed.

  2. Shari Frost says:

    I met Shari through an online trivia chat room several decades ago. With her lightning quick wit, and a heart the size of Texas, she was a cherished, supportive, always encouraging friend.
    She will be greatly missed.
    May every kindness she shared during her time on earth, ripple endlessly through the cosmos.
    My love to where you are, always my name twin. ????

    • Kelly Kackley says:

      Shari will forever hold a special place in my heart. I will be eternally grateful for her friendship and the wisdom she so freely shared. ????

  3. Arlo Guttman says:

    I miss you so much! The memories I have will always be the good ones. I hope you have found peace and are finally free from pain. I love you Aunt Shari to the moon and back!

  4. Sarah Matteson says:

    Your memory is carved into so many of my childhood memories. You could make the most mundane tasks fun! I will miss you greatly and I am forever grateful that you got to know my daughters. I miss you Aunt Shari and I love you.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You were one of my first friends when I moved to Akron rest peacefully our heavenly angel

  6. Todd Peterson says:

    Words cannot express my heartbreak. A true friend, all the way. You helped so many people. I’ll miss hearing about your experiences, your growth, and especially your wisdom.

    Much love to the Guttman family.

  7. Karen Morra Mesh (Akron OH & NY) says:

    Love you Shari, you inspired me by the light of your life! I miss you!

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