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Harold G. "Cuffy" Wilson

May 6, 1959 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Harold G. Wilson Obituary

Cuffy Wilson, 64, passed away on February 6, 2024.  He was born in Akron, Ohio on May 6, 1959, to the late Harold J. and Josephine Wilson.


Cuffy was a lifelong Akron native. A 1977 graduate of Tallmadge High School, he began his career as a part-time firefighter with the Tallmadge Fire Department and as a glazier at North Hill Glass & Mirror Company.  In 1984, Cuffy joined the Green Fire Department as a part-time firefighter and became full-time in 1994. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2003 and would lead the Inspections and Investigations Bureau until his retirement in July 2019.


Cuffy enjoyed fishing, grabbing coffee with friends, texting daily jokes to family, and consistently making new friends wherever he went.  He was best known for his humor, charm, and devotion towards his wife, boys, and the Green community. Cuffy could often be found on the sidelines supporting his three boys in their various sports and activities. When he wasn’t supporting family and friends, Cuffy was looking forward to the next annual family vacation in Plymouth, Massachusetts, or the boat shows in Miami, Florida.


Cuffy is survived by his loving wife, Susan; sons, Ryan (Katie), Robbie, and Matthew Wilson; sister Pam Anderson; as well as countless great friends and co-workers.


A funeral service will be held at 4 P.M. on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319.  Family and friends may visit on Saturday from Noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.  To leave a special message for the family, visit our website at


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February 10, 2024

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

4:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Video is available for this event

Private Interment

Tallmadge Cemetery
112 South Avenue
Tallmadge, OH 44278


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