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David J Culbertson

December 11, 1951 ~ August 11, 2018 (age 66)

David J. Culbertson, age 66 of Perrysburg, Ohio died peacefully on August, 11, 2018 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg after a long and courageous battle with carcinoid cancer.  He was born on December 11, 1951 in Conneaut, OH to John and Jean (Madden) Culbertson.  David attended St. Angela Merici Grade School and Fairview High School where he enjoyed playing baseball and football.  Always interested in cars, David rebuilt an MG and proudly drove it for years.  David always had a strong work ethic, working as a paperboy, pharmacy stocker and Fairview Park City worker from grade school through his high school years.  After graduating from Fairview High School in 1970, David attended Kent State University for a year.  In 1971 a once in a lifetime job opportunity became available to him.  He started his 40 year career with Goodyear in Akron.  He held a variety of positions.  Car and truck tire sales, dealership and plant audits and development. Worldwide Goodyear travel took him to China, India, Indonesia, Slovenia, Poland and South America.  He visited plants and dealerships in 49 of the 50 states.  David enjoyed many things during his life.  He was a life-long Cleveland Browns, and Indians fan, cars, reading Tom Clancy, golfing, Fridays at “The Courtyard”, dinner with friends and rose gardening.  He married Rosalie (Opial) Richards on September 15, 2012. 

Surviving is his wife, Rosalie of Perrysburg; sister, Cathy Culbertson of Parma Heights; niece, Katie (Dodd) Bryant of Cleveland and their children, Brigid, Mary, Maggie, Maura, and Patrick; special granddaughter, Evelyn Rolls; and his dear best friend of 60 years, Stuart Buza.

David was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jacalyn Costello and Jean Marie Culbertson.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 3-8 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church, 628 Lime City Rd. in the narthex beginning at 9 a.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m.  in the church with Rev. Anthony Recker officiating.  Interment will follow at Ft. Meigs Union Cemetery in Perrysburg.  The family would like to thank all of David’s caregivers throughout his treatments and final days.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in David’s memory may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or All Saints Catholic Church in Rossford.


Donations may be made to:

All Saints Catholic Church
628 Lime City Rd., Rossford OH 43460

Hospice of Northwest Ohio
30000 East River Rd., Perrysburg OH 43551
Tel: 1-419-661-4001


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