George Kutch of Wappingers Falls entered into rest Saturday, August 5, 2017 at home. He was 89.
Son of the late Michael and Katherine Spes Kutch, he was born on January 31, 1928 in Manhattan. He married the love of his life, Helen Billik, on November 4, 1951 at St. Mary's Church in Manhattan; Mrs. Kutch survives at home in Wappingers Falls.
George proudly served his country in the United States Army at the conclusion of World War II, serving in the Philippines. After he was honorably discharged, Georgebecame a New York State Trooper. He later went on to work for IBM as an engineer, retiring from their East Fishkill branch after a 35 year career. George was also a former president of the IBM Country Club. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #1646 in Wappingers Falls and a longtime parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Wappingers Falls.
In his spare time, George had many hobbies. An avid outdoorsman, he was a member of the Mid-Hudson Gun Club; he immensely enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his younger days, George was a competitive weight lifter. Most importantly, he was a family man; he was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
George's family would like to recognize his son, Paul for his sacrifice and extraordinary efforts in undertaking the care of his father for the last year. Not only was Paul his parents' primary caregiver, he handled all aspects of life so his parents could live comfortably, especially George in his final months. For this, they are extremely grateful.
In addition to his wife, Helen, survivors include his sons, Mark G. Kutch and his wife, Jacqueline of Long Island, Paul G. Kutch of Wappingers Falls, and John G. Kutch of his wife, Debbie of Boston, MA; and grandchildren, Charlotte, Matthew, Alexandra, Emily, Anna and Michael.
He was predeceased by his brothers, John and Michael Kutch.
Family will receive friends on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at St. Mary's Church, Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls; Father Daniel D'Alliessi will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Route 9 in Fishkill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's name to Hospice of Dutchess County, 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
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