Joseph D. Hutzel, 27, of Medina, died suddenly Wednesday, July 11, 2018 after a long ugly battle with addiction. He was born April 23, 1991 in Cambridge, Ohio and subsequently moved to Medina.
He had the fortune to be loved by his adoptive family in Medina and his birth family from Newcomerstown, Ohio.
Joseph is survived by his adoptive mother, Lauri Laribee; his adoptive family, Michael, Shirley, Anya, Kirin, Julie, Chris, Gillian, Marshall, Diane, Addison, Ray and Madeline and family friend, Maddison Valentine.
He is was preceded in death by adoptive grandfather, Richard Laribee.
From Newcomerstown, Joe is survived by his birth siblings, Henry, Dolly, Kelly and Jesse and his birth mother, Barbara.
He was preceded in death by his birth father, Ralph Hutzel.
Joe loved all things outdoors. He had a wonderfully kind heart, was generous to a fault and dearly loved his family and friends. It is some solace to know that he is no longer battling his demons and is sharing laughs with those that passed before him.
A memorial visitation will be held at Waite & Son Funeral Home in Medina on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 4 to 7 P.M.
Donations can be made to a mental health and addiction treatment agency of your choice or the Recovery Center of Medina County.
Online condolences may be left at waitefuneralhome.com