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Passing of Pamela K. Rutar

The CSU community was saddended to learn of the death of Pamela K. Rutar, Associate Dean of Research and Collaborative Partnerships for the School of Nursing. Pam passed away Tuesday May 22 after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband of twenty-two years, Dale Rutar; her daughter, Kelly M. Trnian of Charlotte, North Carolina and her sisters, Kim Roshong of Canton and Lisa George of Massillon.

During her nearly decade-long tenure at CSU, Pam was devoted to nursing education and to helping prepare the next generation of innovative and caring health care professionals to work in the Cleveland community and beyond. Prior to coming to CSU, Pam served as a faculty member at the Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing in Sandusky, as Utilization Management Coordinator at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and as Director of Women’s and Children’s Health at St. John Westshore Hospital in Westlake.

Friends may call Friday, May 25, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, OH. Closing Prayers will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church; 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst, OH.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Cleveland State University Scholarship Fund for the School of Nursing or St. Joseph Catholic School’s Named Scholarship Fund for Pamela Rutar.