James E. Gulutz, 81

BRADENTON, Fla. — James Edward Gulutz, 81, died peacefully at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, at Tidewell Hospice, following a lengthy illness.

Born Oct. 28, 1936, in East Liverpool, Ohio, a son of the late James V. and Thelma Anson Gulutz, Jim was a member of the East Liverpool High School Class of 1954. Throughout his school years and beyond, he was well known for his ornery antics.

Following high school, he served two years with the U.S. Army.

Throughout his life, Jim held several jobs ranging from Crucible Steel in Midland to Giant Foods in Alexandria, Va., to owning the former 356 Bar in New Cumberland. He also was employed with The American Totalisator Company at The Meadows in Washington, Pa., and other horseracing tracks in Maryland and Arkansas.

After relocating to Bradenton 30 years ago, Jim worked in the restaurant industry, then for the HoverRound Corp., and was a courier for Nova Care prior to retiring.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his daughter and caretaker, Robin Gulutz Argeros and her husband John, and three grandchildren, Johnny, Emily and Meredith Argeros, all of Bradenton; two sisters, Thelma Hall of Bradenton, who also was a caretaker for Jim, and Gina Gulutz of East Liverpool; brother Tom Gulutz and his wife Pat, nephews Vince and Justin Gulutz, great-niece Gina Gulutz, and great-nephew Liam Gulutz, all of East Liverpool; a special cousin and caregiver, Toni Gulutz Esposito of Sarasota; and Penny, his beloved, faithful canine companion.

Per Jim’s wishes, no services will be held.

The Brown & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Tidewell Hospice, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton Fla. 34209 or a charity of choice.