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John A. McCutcheon

August 16, 1959 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 62)


John McCutcheon, 62, passed away January 11, 2022. He was born August 16, 1959 in Barberton to the late Claude and Norma McCutcheon. John was devoted to his family and friends and dedicated to protecting and serving the public as a Summit County Sheriff Deputy from 1982 to 2007; as well as his brothers and sisters in blue as the FOP President. He would often volunteer his services for funeral escorts as a show of respect to the family from the department.


John had a great sense of humor and could always make you laugh and smile, especially when you needed it. Affectionately referred to as “Zippy” by his close friends and coworkers, John had such fond memories of his friends at CAK and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


A heart of gold might have stopped beating, but it did not stop without a fight. His generosity and kindness will forever brighten our broken hearts.


Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother Michael McCutcheon. He is survived by his brothers, Claude (Susan) and Noble Edward (Marquita) McCutcheon; sister, Cynthia Young; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.


Mass of a Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Parish, 73 North Avenue, Tallmadge, Ohio 44278 with Rev. Michael A. Matusz officiating. Family and friends may call on Monday from 3 to 8 P.M. at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319. Interment will take place at Tallmadge Cemetery. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Our Lady of Victory’s Facebook page: or by clicking on the link on John’s obituary page on our website.  You are kindly asked to wear a mask when in Church until further notice.  Thank you for your cooperation. To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at


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January 17, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Funeral Mass
January 18, 2022

1:00 PM
Our Lady of Victory
73 North Avenue
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278

Interment following funeral service
January 18, 2022

Tallmadge Cemetery
112 South Avenue
Tallmadge, OH 44278

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