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James F. Mutchler

December 31, 1939 — December 29, 2021

James F. Mutchler

James “Jim” F. Mutchler, 81, a longtime resident of Avon, Ohio passed away suddenly and peacefully the morning of December 29th, 2021. Prior to living in Avon, Jim and his wife of 60 years, Helen, “Jinx” were residents of Norwalk, Ohio. Jim was born in Perrysburg, Ohio to Albert and Angela Mutchler.

Jim graduated from the Ohio State University and taught Agricultural for several years; seven of which were spent in Berlin Heights as a vocational teacher and founding member of the EHOVE Career Center in Milan, Ohio. Later, Jim earned a master’s degree from Kent State University and went on to serve as the Superintendent of EHOVE until retirement. In retirement, he mentored future generations of educators and administrators for North Point. Jim was active in retirement. He was a professional agriculturalist and served as the president of both his homeowners’ association and the Avon Senior Center. Jim loved playing cards, yearly vacations in South Carolina, attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events, and was well known throughout the community for his kindness, gentle manner, warmth and wit.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife Helen. Jim was also a loving father to his three children Matthew (Marybeth) Mutchler, Molly (Shawn) Postich and Katy (John) Mullins. 10 grandchildren, Daniel (Brittney), Bradley (Tricia), Stephen (Kimberly), Geralyn, Ryan and Alex; step-grandchildren John Paul, Tyler, Katalin, Kelsey; eight great grandchildren with another expected in June. Jim is also survived by several of sibling Patricia Randolph, Virginia (Dan) Arquette, Tom (Sue) Mutchler, Kathryn (Tom) Spears, Donald (Janet) Mutchler.

He is proceeded in death by his parents; brother John and sister Mariann Smith.
Jim will be deeply missed but his loving memory will forever live on with his family and many, many friends.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Indian School P.O. Box 326 Chamberlin, SD 57326 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.

Family and friends may call for a visitation on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm at Busch Funeral Home 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011. A Catholic Mass will be held Monday, January 3, 2022 at 10:00am at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church 5545 Opal St, North Ridgeville, OH 44039. www.buschcares.com 440.937.6175

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

2:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

Busch Funeral Home, Avon

32000 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011

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