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Nick "Kutz' Karas
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Obituary for Nick "Kutz' Karas

Nick “Kutz” Karas, 94, of Weirton, W.Va, died on December 10, 2017, at the Acuity Specialty Hospital in Weirton, W.Va.

Born on May 26, 1923, in his parent’s home in the “Bottom” of Mingo Juction, OH, Kutz was a son of the late Ninko and Danica Drzayich Karas. He was also preceded in death by his three brothers, Eli, Peter, and John Karas; and his four sisters, Yelena Karas, Martha DiAntonio, Sophie Kakiscik, and Mildred Ardito.

A veteran of the United States Navy, Kutz served on the USS Maumee during World War II and on the USS Tortuga during the Korean War. He retired from National Steel after 38 years of service, where he worked in the Open Hearth and Continuous Caster in Weirton.

He was an active member of the Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, in Steubenville, OH, where he served as the church cantor and member of the Petar Krstich Choir for over 60 years. He was also a member of the Serbian Men’s Club, Tsar Lazar Men’s Choir, SNF Lodge 78, and American Legion Post 10.

All who knew Kutz will remember him for his love of his family, his church, time spent fishing and at the Serbian Picnic Grounds, cooking slivovitz and of course his one liners.

Kutz is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Krivoshia Karas, whom he married on May 4, 1952; their children, Nino Karas (Milena) of Oakdale, Pa, Michael Karas (Nada) of Chesterton, Indiana, Dan “Dush” Karas (Melissa) of Imperial, Pa, Paul Karas, of Pittsburgh, Pa, and Diane Battista (Michael) of Weirton, W.Va; nine grandchildren, Maria, Nicodemus, Nina, Michael, Dusan and Neven Karas, Nicklas and Michaela Battista and Emily Beitler (Ian); a great granddaughter, Maya Rose Beitler; numerous nieces nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be 2-8 pm Wednesday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, where Pomen Services will be held at 7 PM.

Additional visitation will be 10 AM until time of Funeral Liturgy at 11 AM Thursday, at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 528 North Fourth Street Steubenville, Ohio.

V. Rev. Father Rade Merick will preside.

Interment will follow in the Serbian Cemetery, Weirton, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church or the Petar Krstich Choir.

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Visitation

Wednesday

13

Dec

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Greco Hertnick Funeral Home

3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

Visitation

Thursday

14

Dec

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church

528 North 4th Street
Steubenville, OH 43952

Service

Thursday

14

Dec

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church

528 North 4th Street
Steubenville, OH 43952


Memorial Contribution

Petar Krstich Choir

Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church

528 North 4th Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
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