December 2, 1936 - April 24, 2021
James Paul Puthoff, 84, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021, at his home in Milford, OH, surrounded by his family. Jim was born December 2, 1936, to Aloysius and Alvina (Prues) Puthoff in Norwood, OH, the youngest of four children.
He is survived by his wife, Jane, of 53 years, daughters Cindy (Jeff) Oravitz, Susan (Chad) Whitaker, Mary Beth (Brian) Barker, sons Jim (Kim) Puthoff, Joe (Angie) Puthoff, 14 grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and extended family. Jim was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and loyal friend to everyone.
Jim graduated from Purcell High School in 1955 and is a member of Purcell's Athletic Hall of Fame. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Xavier University. He loved sports; especially Xavier basketball. Jim was a member of the 1958 Xavier basketball N.I.T. Championship team and always remained an avid supporter of the Muskies. Jim taught school and coached Moeller basketball from 1961-1965, as their basketball program was beginning. He was employed at the Kroger Company and retired from there after 20 years. He then went on to serve for the US EPA.
Jim enjoyed vacationing on Sanibel Island, Florida. He spent his free time watching various sporting events live and on TV. He especially loved watching his kids and grandkids play sports, and he followed the Cincinnati Reds from spring training through October each year.
Of utmost importance to him was his faith. He never missed Sunday mass, even via livestream during this past year.
A special thank you to all the wonderful people at Premier Nursing and Hospice of Cincinnati for their loving care and support during his final days.
Visitation will be on Thursday April 29th from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM at the Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center St., Milford, OH, with mass of Christian burial to follow at 12:00 PM at St. Columban Catholic Church, 894 Oakland Road, Loveland, OH. Inurnment at Evergreen Cemetry in Miamiville, OH.
Memorial donations may be made to the Comboni Missionaries www.combonimissionaries.org