Rod Stutler of Gurtler Industries, Inc. Passes Away

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Gurtler Industries, Inc. is sad to announce that Rod Stutler, a long-time associate passed away on December 14, 2013, at the age of 55.  Rod had recently been diagnosed with throat cancer, and was in the middle of his therapy treatments when he unexpectedly passed. 

Rod was a long-time employee of Gurtler Industries, serving in several roles, most recently as Regional Vice President of Corporate Accounts.  Greg Gurtler, President of Gurtler Industries was a close friend of Rod, and his family.  Greg stated, “Rod was very instrumental in the growth of Gurtler Industries throughout his career.  He was a true professional and will be missed by all.”  Besides numerous contacts within the industry, Rod played a role in several industry associations including TRSA, IAHTM, CSC, ALM and Universal-Unilink.

He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda (Butzer) Stutler whom he shared 27 years of marriage; his children, Ryan M. Stutler and Lauren J. Stutler; his parents, Roger K. (Sonia) Stutler and Joanne Stutler; his brothers, Roger (Janet) Stutler, Jr. and Scott (Jenifer) Stutler; and his step-brother, Steven (Melissa) McCauley.

It was Rod’s longtime wish to be an organ donor; however, due to his battle with throat cancer his body was unable to fulfill his wishes. In spite of this, Rod was able to donate his corneas to two individuals who will receive the gift of sight before Christmas.

A Celebration of Rod’s life will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon, OH.


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For more information contact:

Steven J. Tinker

Phone: 708-331-2550

Fax: 708-331-1210


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