First Posted: 5/25/2006


PAUL EDWARD WATERCUTTER, 59, died at 6:04 p.m. May 23, 2006, at his residence, after begin diagnosed with cancer on Dec. 18, 2005.

He was born July 22, 1946, in Piqua to Paul C. and D. Eileen Smith Watercutter. He was raised by Leonard and Eileen Watercutter. They all preceded him in death.

Mr. Watercutter had worked at Interstate Battery of West Central Ohio, as an investigator and partner of All-phase Security and owned Cutter's Construction. He had also worked at General Dynamics and Stinebaugh Construction. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. He had been a firefighter on the Wapakoneta Fire Department and served 16 years as 3rd Ward councilman of the city of Wapakoneta, where he was on the Streets and Alleys committee. In 1996, he served as president of the Wapakoneta Economic Development Committee. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1272, the Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce, Wapakoneta Fire Department Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 691 and Sons of the American Legion Post 330, all in Wapakoneta. He was a member of the Power Squadron and had volunteered as an emergency medical technician for the Wapakoneta Rescue Squad. He was a member of the Christmas Cheer Program, Toys for Tots and the Car Club. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Joseph High School. He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing and boating. Although active in his community, his family was first on his list of personal priorities. His girls often referred to him as "Mr. Wapakoneta." He touched the lives of many people throughout his life and for that he will be greatly missed.

Survivors include four daughters, Anna M. Maffett, Rebecca L. (Scott) McFarland and Cathryn E. Barnhill, all of Massachusetts, and Ashley N. Watercutter of Warren; a stepdaughter, Angela M. (Jake) Campana of Cortland; two grandchildren, Trevor and Adelaide McFarland; three stepgrandchildren; three brothers, Ronald A. (Christine) Watercutter, Douglas L. (Rebecca) Watercutter, both of Wapakoneta, and James L. Watercutter of Cridersville; and two nephews and two nieces.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. The Rev. Henry Albietz will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-County Hospice or St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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