George Walter Hyatt, born in Baltimore Maryland, passed away November 9, 2011. George attended the University of Maryland before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps at the start of the Korean War. George served from 1951- 1953 and fought bravely as an infantry sergeant with Easy Company, 2nd battalion, 2nd Marine Division. After the war, George returned to Bethesda where he met and married Patricia Kakos from Alexandria, Virginia. George and Pat started their family in Granby, Connecticut where George worked for the Standard Machine Screw Company in the engineering and customer service departments. George moved his family to Virginia Beach in 1968 when he was chosen to start U.S. distribution for the U.K. firm Hartridge Equipment Corporation. George retired from Hartridge as Vice-President of marketing in 1986 where he received the 1983 UK equipment design award personally from the Duke of Edinburgh. George was proud to spend many of his retirement years volunteering at the McArthur Memorial, where he maintained the general’s gun collection and helped create the museum’s Korean War exhibit, donating many personal items to the collection. George is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Patricia, his daughters Kathy and Tina, and son Glenn.
A Mass of The Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 am Monday, November 14th at Star of The Sea Catholic Church, 1404 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the Mass 9:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad or The Star of The Sea Catholic Church Food bank. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.