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Huyke B. Urrutia Sr.

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Huyke B. Urrutia Sr. Obituary
NEWPORT NEWS - Huyke B. Urrutia, Sr., 92, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. A native of Puerto Rico, he was a peninsula resident most of his life. He was a World War II Army veteran serving in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock after 53 years of service as an engineering supervisor. He was Presbyterian by faith. He was a 1939 graduate of Newport News High School. He was a volunteer with Bayport Credit Union over fifty years and served on the board for over thirty years. He was honored with the Virginia Credit Union League's James P. Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award. He was a member of the Society of Naval Archtitects and Marine Engineers, the Virginia Peninsula Engineering Society, the Propeller Club and the American Legion Post #0031. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos V. and Herminia Urrutia. daughter, Gwendolyn Diane Urrutia; brother, Wilson C. Urrutia and sister, Carmen Urrutia Blanco. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie B. "Peggy" Urrutia; son Huyke B. Urrutia, Jr. and his wife, Amina; and grandson, Huyke B. Urrutia III. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will be at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a . Peninsula Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 22, 2014
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