Joseph F. Kuter, 88, of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hosptial.
He was born January 27, 1923, in Edwardsville, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Kuter.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in Japan. Mr. Kuter was employed at Craft Associates and later for Wyoming Seminary.
He was a member of St. Benedict’s Church, formerly St. Dominic’s Church, Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Kuter enjoyed making handcrafted wooded toys, which he often donated to local charities.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Stephen and Adam Kuter; and sister, Frances Govlier.
The family would like to thank Dr. James Bruno and the staff of Diversified Health Services for the care they provided.
Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Greytock, with whom he would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on June 12, 2011; son Joseph Kuter, Brighton, Colo.; daughters, Susanne Pagliari, Kenosha, Wis., and Colette Pecuch, Laflin; grandchildren, Andy Ertle, Joseph Kuter, Aldo Pagliari, Nicholas Pagliari and Jonathan Pecuch; as well as four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday from the E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Church, Austin Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com.