Dr. Paul Gutheil, a prominent owner and breeder in Ohio for over four decades, passed away last Saturday after an extended illness. He was 78. Gutheil was a member of the board of directors of the Beulah Park Jockey Club and a member of the Ohio Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association for 23 years, serving as Vice-President (2010-2012) and President (2014-2016). He received the 2017 O.T.B.O. Award of Merit.
Gutheil campaigned stakes horses Polite Lil Sir, Brooke’s Tap Shoes, Crypto’s Twinjet, Hamlet’s Ghost and Blues Fan, as well as Crypto’s Redjet, who was voted Ohio Horse of the Year twice 1996-97 and Champion Handicap Mare 1996-97.
After receiving a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College in Missouri in 1966, Gutheil entered the U.S. Army and served as Chief of Anesthesiology at a U.S. Army Hospital in Long Bein Vietnam. He was the Medical Director for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Dept. for 13 years and was Chairman of the Department of Family Practice at Doctors Hospital for eight years. He was on the Advisory Board at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, a lifetime member of the Ohio Osteopathic Association and The American Osteopathic Association.
A Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Cypress Wesleyan Church in Galloway, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Church and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.