Staff

Once you request the services of Paquelet Funeral Home and Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Homes, we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.

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Joe Paquelet President of Charles Paquelet, Inc., Treasurer of C.L. Arnold, Inc., Funeral Director and Embalmer

Growing up, Joe lived above the family funeral home and learned the art of quality funeral service from his father. Deciding to pursue his career in the profession, Joe attended Kent State University, and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming. He is licensed by the Ohio State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

As the fourth generation of his family-owned firm, Joe is the chief visionary behind the business. His drive to provide the best service and the best facilities has shown his devotion to the families in the community. He believes that each family he serves should be treated as part of the Paquelet family.

 

Respectfully known in the community for his genuine and sincere personality, Joe loves to be involved with his church and other civic organizations. Since 1964, Joe has been an usher at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Massillon. He is also a member of the Holy Name Society, the BPOE #441 and FOE #190, K of C #554 and Bishop Massillon Assemble 4th Degree. Joe is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club, a member of the Massillon Chamber of Commerce, and a 20-year Board Member of the United Way of Western Stark County.

 

Joe and his wife Charlene have two children, Bud Paquelet and Betsy Paquelet Patrick, a son-in-law, Neal, and two granddaughters, Sophie and Maggie. His interests include the Civil War, travel and golf.

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Charlene Paquelet Funeral Director

Charlene has been involved with the funeral homes since 1973. She is part owner of the Paquelet Funeral Homes and the Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, and works diligently serving community families and helping provide the quality service they deserve. In addition to her many roles, she is also a funeral director licensed by the Ohio State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

 

She has a BSED from Ohio University, and was a teacher in the Massillon Public School System. Charlene and Joe Paquelet have been married since 1968, and have a son Bud, who is a funeral director with the company, a daughter Betsy Paquelet Patrick, and a son-in-law Neal. They also have a two granddaughters, Sophie and Maggie. 

 

Active in the community, Charlene is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Massillon Women's Club, and a Trustee of the Washington High School Scholarship Fund. She enjoys playing bridge, walking and reading.

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Glenn M. Dumoulin (Retired)

Glenn brought many years of experience to his role as Manager of Paquelet Funeral Homes and Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home. After attending Anderson University, Glenn graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science, and joined our staff in 1981 and retired January 1, 2019. He is licensed by the Ohio State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

 

Glenn was active in many Massillon civic groups. He was on the advisory board of the Salvation Army and served as board chairman for two years, is a past president of the Massillon Lions Club, is a member of the Clinton Lodge #47 F. & A.M., Al Koran Shrine, Scottish Rite, Valley of Canton, and the Massillon Shrine Club where he served as president for two years. He is married to Nancy and enjoys spending time with his daughters Katie and Alyson, and grandchildren Mia, Ella, Liam, Gabe, Luka, Leyton & Lennon.  In his leisure he enjoys golfing, fantasy baseball and football and playing cards.

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Joseph C. "Bud" Paquelet Assistant Director of Funeral Service Operations

Bud grew up in the family business, and has been involved with the funeral home literally all his life. He graduated from Thiel College in Business Management as well as the Pittsburgh Mortuary School, where he obtained a degree in Mortuary Science. He is licensed by the Ohio State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, and now serves as Assistant Director of Funeral Service Operations.

 

He is the son of Joe and Charlene Paquelet, and is active with St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He serves on the Board of Directors of Hospice, and in his spare time he enjoys weightlifting, bicycling and walking.

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Wayne Perkins Funeral Director, Embalmer

Wayne brings several years of experience as an embalmer and funeral director, having worked in Alabama, Ohio and Tennessee. Wayne graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2005. He is a licensed embalmer and funeral director. He brings with him a strong commitment and compassion to serving the families of this community in their most difficult time of need.

 

Wayne attends the First United Methodist Church of Massillon. He is also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #190, the Massillon Lions Club, Clinton Lodge #47 F. & A.M. and the Massillon Shrine Club.

 

Wayne is an avid reader, loves movies, traveling and spending time with family and friends. He got married to Sarah, who is also a funeral director, in May 2013. 

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Christopher J. "Chris" Breda Funeral Director, Embalmer

Chris joined the firm in 2004 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He earned his licenses from the Ohio State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers in 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

 

His community service activities include working with the youth at Remsen Christian Church in Medina and Clinton Lodge #47 F. &A.M. In his spare time he enjoys bike riding and camping. “It has been a pleasure getting to know and serve the community. I truly enjoy helping families during one of the most difficult times of their life.”

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Timothy A. Cotton Funeral Director, Embalmer

Attented Ohio State University and graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

 

Tim has over twenty four years experience in funeral service serving in small towns to large cities.

 

Tim is married to Sarah and has a daughter, Macie.

 

Tim is a member of Galion Lodge 414 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus and the New Washington Knights of Columbus. Tim and his family will be relocating to Massillon and look forward to finding their new church home.

 

Tim's hobbies include sailing, model railroading, music and spending time with his family.

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Rachel Barker Funeral Director, Embalmer

Rachel earned her license in 2015 from the Ohio State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. She received her Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service in 2013 from Point Park University in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She is very compassionate and dedicated to the funeral service industry and honored to be serving the families of Massillon and Stark County. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband Matt and their daughter Brooklyn.

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Mallory Paige Bell Funeral Director, Embalmer

Mallory grew up locally in Canal Fulton, graduating Northwest High School in 2011. From there she went onto Thiel College where she earned her Bachelors Degree of Business. After that, she received her associates in Mortuary Science from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2015. She has been serving the Stark County community since.

 

Mallory is a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Marshallville. She also enjoys self defense classes, yoga, hiking, and fishing.

 

She is honored to have the opportunity to serve families in a difficult time.

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Alicia M. Burgan Funeral Director

Alicia grew up in Akron and received her BA in photojournalism from the University of Akron in 2004.  She earned her funeral directors license in June 2019.  Alicia is excited to join the Paquelet family and serves every family with compassion and respect during the most difficult time in their lives. 

Alicia recently bought a house in Canal Fulton and lives with her fiancé Dan, step-children, Danny and Abi, and dogs, Biscuit and Gravy.

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Carol Harting (Retired)

Carol is a graduate of Perry High School and before coming to Paquelet Funeral Homes she served as Head Teller at the former State bank and Central Trust Co. With many years of experience in the funeral profession, she brought knowledge, expertise, and dedication to her position as the office manager. Whether Carol was assisting the funeral directors with the completion of government forms, organizing newspaper information, designing personalized memorial folders and programs, or ordering flowers, she made sure no detail was overlooked. She assisted families in any way she could to help make funeral arrangements as easy as possible. 

 

Carol is married to David who both love working in their yard.  She also enjoys going to the movies with her sister and taking care of four cats.

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John E. Glutting (Retired)

John was a member of the staff between 1972 and 2012, performing essential services such as making all removals, assisting the funeral director during the funeral, and overall maintenance duties. He attends First Baptist Church, and is a member of Clinton Lodge #47 F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, Al Koran Shrine, Massillon Shrine Club, and FOPA, and was in the Jackson Football Sideliners. John is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned a purple heart. Hence, he is active in the Purple Heart Club. 

 

He and his wife Julie have two sons, David and Jeremy. In his free time he enjoys fishing, traveling, and watching football, specifically the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Ellen Norris Financial Secretary

Ellen received her BSBA degree from John Carroll University. In addition to her financial secretary duties at the funeral home, she is also the Financial Secretary for First United Methodist Church. Before joining the team, Ellen was an Accountant for Arthur Andersen, and an Accountant/Auditor for LTV (Republic) Steel. 

 

Ellen serves on the Finance Committee, is a Communion Steward and a member of the Friendly Visitor Team of First United Methodist Church. She has a husband, Rich, and two children, Sean and Megan. She enjoys gardening and scrap booking.

Joe Paquelet

President of Charles Paquelet, Inc., Treasurer of C.L. Arnold, Inc., Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Growing up, Joe lived above the family funeral home and learned the art of quality funeral service from his father. Deciding to pursue his career in the profession, Joe attended Kent State University, and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Embalming. He is licensed by the Ohio State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

As the fourth generation of his family-owned firm, Joe is the chief visionary behind the business. His drive to provide the best service and the best facilities has shown his devotion to the families in the community. He believes that each family he serves should be treated as part of the Paquelet family.

 

Respectfully known in the community for his genuine and sincere personality, Joe loves to be involved with his church and other civic organizations. Since 1964, Joe has been an usher at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Massillon. He is also a member of the Holy Name Society, the BPOE #441 and FOE #190, K of C #554 and Bishop Massillon Assemble 4th Degree. Joe is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club, a member of the Massillon Chamber of Commerce, and a 20-year Board Member of the United Way of Western Stark County.

 

Joe and his wife Charlene have two children, Bud Paquelet and Betsy Paquelet Patrick, a son-in-law, Neal, and two granddaughters, Sophie and Maggie. His interests include the Civil War, travel and golf.

Charlene Paquelet

Funeral Director
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Charlene has been involved with the funeral homes since 1973. She is part owner of the Paquelet Funeral Homes and the Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, and works diligently serving community families and helping provide the quality service they deserve. In addition to her many roles, she is also a funeral director licensed by the Ohio State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

 

She has a BSED from Ohio University, and was a teacher in the Massillon Public School System. Charlene and Joe Paquelet have been married since 1968, and have a son Bud, who is a funeral director with the company, a daughter Betsy Paquelet Patrick, and a son-in-law Neal. They also have a two granddaughters, Sophie and Maggie. 

 

Active in the community, Charlene is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Massillon Women's Club, and a Trustee of the Washington High School Scholarship Fund. She enjoys playing bridge, walking and reading.

Glenn M. Dumoulin (Retired)

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Glenn brought many years of experience to his role as Manager of Paquelet Funeral Homes and Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home. After attending Anderson University, Glenn graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science, and joined our staff in 1981 and retired January 1, 2019. He is licensed by the Ohio State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers.

 

Glenn was active in many Massillon civic groups. He was on the advisory board of the Salvation Army and served as board chairman for two years, is a past president of the Massillon Lions Club, is a member of the Clinton Lodge #47 F. & A.M., Al Koran Shrine, Scottish Rite, Valley of Canton, and the Massillon Shrine Club where he served as president for two years. He is married to Nancy and enjoys spending time with his daughters Katie and Alyson, and grandchildren Mia, Ella, Liam, Gabe, Luka, Leyton & Lennon.  In his leisure he enjoys golfing, fantasy baseball and football and playing cards.

Joseph C. "Bud" Paquelet

Assistant Director of Funeral Service Operations
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Bud grew up in the family business, and has been involved with the funeral home literally all his life. He graduated from Thiel College in Business Management as well as the Pittsburgh Mortuary School, where he obtained a degree in Mortuary Science. He is licensed by the Ohio State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, and now serves as Assistant Director of Funeral Service Operations.

 

He is the son of Joe and Charlene Paquelet, and is active with St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He serves on the Board of Directors of Hospice, and in his spare time he enjoys weightlifting, bicycling and walking.

Wayne Perkins

Funeral Director, Embalmer
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Wayne brings several years of experience as an embalmer and funeral director, having worked in Alabama, Ohio and Tennessee. Wayne graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2005. He is a licensed embalmer and funeral director. He brings with him a strong commitment and compassion to serving the families of this community in their most difficult time of need.

 

Wayne attends the First United Methodist Church of Massillon. He is also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #190, the Massillon Lions Club, Clinton Lodge #47 F. & A.M. and the Massillon Shrine Club.

 

Wayne is an avid reader, loves movies, traveling and spending time with family and friends. He got married to Sarah, who is also a funeral director, in May 2013. 

Christopher J. "Chris" Breda

Funeral Director, Embalmer
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Chris joined the firm in 2004 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He earned his licenses from the Ohio State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers in 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

 

His community service activities include working with the youth at Remsen Christian Church in Medina and Clinton Lodge #47 F. &A.M. In his spare time he enjoys bike riding and camping. “It has been a pleasure getting to know and serve the community. I truly enjoy helping families during one of the most difficult times of their life.”

Timothy A. Cotton

Funeral Director, Embalmer
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Attented Ohio State University and graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

 

Tim has over twenty four years experience in funeral service serving in small towns to large cities.

 

Tim is married to Sarah and has a daughter, Macie.

 

Tim is a member of Galion Lodge 414 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus and the New Washington Knights of Columbus. Tim and his family will be relocating to Massillon and look forward to finding their new church home.

 

Tim's hobbies include sailing, model railroading, music and spending time with his family.

Rachel Barker

Funeral Director, Embalmer
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Rachel earned her license in 2015 from the Ohio State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. She received her Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service in 2013 from Point Park University in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. She is very compassionate and dedicated to the funeral service industry and honored to be serving the families of Massillon and Stark County. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband Matt and their daughter Brooklyn.

Mallory Paige Bell

Funeral Director, Embalmer
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Mallory grew up locally in Canal Fulton, graduating Northwest High School in 2011. From there she went onto Thiel College where she earned her Bachelors Degree of Business. After that, she received her associates in Mortuary Science from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2015. She has been serving the Stark County community since.

 

Mallory is a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Marshallville. She also enjoys self defense classes, yoga, hiking, and fishing.

 

She is honored to have the opportunity to serve families in a difficult time.

Alicia M. Burgan

Funeral Director
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Alicia grew up in Akron and received her BA in photojournalism from the University of Akron in 2004.  She earned her funeral directors license in June 2019.  Alicia is excited to join the Paquelet family and serves every family with compassion and respect during the most difficult time in their lives. 

Alicia recently bought a house in Canal Fulton and lives with her fiancé Dan, step-children, Danny and Abi, and dogs, Biscuit and Gravy.

Carol Harting (Retired)

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Carol is a graduate of Perry High School and before coming to Paquelet Funeral Homes she served as Head Teller at the former State bank and Central Trust Co. With many years of experience in the funeral profession, she brought knowledge, expertise, and dedication to her position as the office manager. Whether Carol was assisting the funeral directors with the completion of government forms, organizing newspaper information, designing personalized memorial folders and programs, or ordering flowers, she made sure no detail was overlooked. She assisted families in any way she could to help make funeral arrangements as easy as possible. 

 

Carol is married to David who both love working in their yard.  She also enjoys going to the movies with her sister and taking care of four cats.

John E. Glutting (Retired)

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John was a member of the staff between 1972 and 2012, performing essential services such as making all removals, assisting the funeral director during the funeral, and overall maintenance duties. He attends First Baptist Church, and is a member of Clinton Lodge #47 F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, Al Koran Shrine, Massillon Shrine Club, and FOPA, and was in the Jackson Football Sideliners. John is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned a purple heart. Hence, he is active in the Purple Heart Club. 

 

He and his wife Julie have two sons, David and Jeremy. In his free time he enjoys fishing, traveling, and watching football, specifically the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ellen Norris

Financial Secretary
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Ellen received her BSBA degree from John Carroll University. In addition to her financial secretary duties at the funeral home, she is also the Financial Secretary for First United Methodist Church. Before joining the team, Ellen was an Accountant for Arthur Andersen, and an Accountant/Auditor for LTV (Republic) Steel. 

 

Ellen serves on the Finance Committee, is a Communion Steward and a member of the Friendly Visitor Team of First United Methodist Church. She has a husband, Rich, and two children, Sean and Megan. She enjoys gardening and scrap booking.