George A. Kutrovac

August 22, 1919 - October 20, 2011

08/22/1919 - 10/20/2011

Past Services

Saturday October 22, 2011
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Sunday October 23, 2011
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Monday October 24, 2011
10:00 am
St. John's Catholic Church
622 Main St.
Benwood, WV 26031
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

KUTROVAC, George A, 92, of Benwood, WV, died Thursday, October 20, 2011 in Peterson Hospital.
He was born August 22, 1919 in Galloway, WV, a son of the late Nicholas and Mary Bosnic Kutrovac.
George is a retired Recruit Instructor with the US Navy, a veteran of WWII flying in 50 missions and being shot down twice, and the Korean War, was inducted into the Enlisted Combat Air Crew Role of Honor in 2002, a former employee of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, a former Benwood Councilman and Zoning Board Chairman and a member of the Benwood Planning Commission.
He is a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Benwood, Past Vice President of Church Council and Past President of the Holy Name Society, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Moundsville, Wheeling Eagles Aerie #344, P.A.P Club, former member of the Garibaldi Lodge, Benwood, former Chapline and Past Vice Commander of the American Legion Post 46 and a member of the McMechen/Benwood VFW, Post 3655, member and Delegate of the Croation Club, Crokesburg, PA.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Michael, Nick Jr. and Eli Kutrovac, one sister, Helen Redd, 2 infant brothers and one infant sister, a nephew, Michael W. Kutrovac.
Surviving is his wife, Margaret Faye Holmes Kutrovac, one son, George N. Kutrovac and his wife Lyn of Wheeling; two sisters, Mary Ann Redd of Triadelphia, WV; Magdalene Kutrovac of Benwood; two grandchildren, Danielle M. Kutrovac and Eli J. Kutrovac, several nieces and nephews.
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, WV, where vigil services will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Benwood, with Rev Bekeh Utietiang as celebrant.
Interment with Military Honors in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
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Chuck Redd
8 years ago

Aunt Faye and Georgie and family, So sorry to hear about Uncle George. He was such a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. Having a War Hero as an Uncle was a great honor, not to mention what a great person he was to everyone he came to know. I hope your sorrow passes quickly and nothing but wonderful memories of Uncle George are all that you think about. My Mom, Helen Kutrovac Redd, thought the world of him. Love, Chuck

Brenda Redd Foster
8 years ago

Dear Aunt Faye, George and family,

I am sorry to hear of your our loss. I love Uncle George dearly and will miss him. I don’t think there is anyone who was prouder of his son and family than Uncle George! He was a bundle of charisma and energy for as far back as I can remember.

I pray that God will comfort you during this time. I know that the memories of Uncle George will turn from pain to comfort and strength. He truly left a legacy of love. And that is all of you.

I wish I could be there to offer my love, hugs and support.

I love you!

Brenda, Brian and Sarah

David & Kathy Vidonic Kindberg
8 years ago

Dear Faye and family,

We were so sorry to hear of George’s passing. We always remembered him as such a kind person. We remember starting our married life living next door to you George and Georgie. Nice memories. God bless you all and help you during this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

John Mazelon
8 years ago

Dear Faye and George,

I’m so sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was one of the Greatest Generations best. I will always remember all those stories my Uncle Eddie told of the good old days at the Zip Inn and growing up in Boggs Run. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Johnny Mazelon

Chris Kerwood
8 years ago

Dear Faye, George and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. George was a dear friend to our family. I still remember him telling stories at “Mitch’s” while drinking pop with all his Benwood buddies, including my dad, Pat Biega. George was also very good to Mark when he embarked on running for Magistrate, always giving words of encouragement.

God Bless you

Mark and Chris Biega Kerwood

8 years ago

Fay: So very sorry for the loss of George. I knew him since I was a little girl. He always made me laugh. He will be missed. No one but him ever called me Jackson.

Jackie Reineke Haines

Denise Winkler Gates
8 years ago

Faye and George-

As a child growing up visiting my Grandmother in Boggs Run, I can always remember the friendliness and great story telling of George. He and Dad were always exchanging stories about the good old days and taught us what it meant to be proud of where your family came from. May memories comfort you and your family in the days ahead.

George T. Sidiropolis
8 years ago

Faye and George, I want to express my sincere sympathy for your loss. Like many others, I enjoyed Georges’ great sense of humor and respected his standing in the community. My best memory is first being in his company in 1960 during a John F. Kennedy rally at St.John’s gymnasium in Benwood. FDR’s son Jim was the main speaker. I was a mere 17 years of age, by far the youngest and most excited in the room and he went far out of his way to make me feel more welcome than the hundreds of others in attendance, who at the time couldn’t understand what a young “Greek” boy was doing there.

Melissa Coppa-Taylor
8 years ago

Faye Faye, Kut & Lyn

So sorry for your loss…wish we could be there to give you hugs. So miss you all and know that you are in our prayers and hearts! We love you …miss you lots!

Melissa Coppa and Cody & Courtney and the late Frank M. Coppa.

mike mathews
8 years ago

george, i am very sorry for your loss. its really hard and i know what you are going through. i cant say it will get any easier but i am always here if you need to talk. think about the good times and the memories. your friend and coworker, mike mathews

john morando
8 years ago

mrs,kutrovac sorry to hear the passing of george,he was a great man,he was like family to our morando family.he always came to our house around christmas time and as a kid we had fun with him ,he always made us kids laugh what a great guy he was .i will always remember him now and forever he was a good friend to my brother rocco.our prayers goes out to you and your family,in christian love john morando