George P. "Kayo" Hetrick, 84, of 143 Houston Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a brief illness.
He was born August 12, 1928, in Byrnedale, son of the late George and Kathryn McDaniel Hetrick. On November 8, 1952, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Arlene C. Reider, who survives.
Mr. Hetrick was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Weedville High School. He was a former employee of the Keystone Carbon Co. where he had worked for 24 years and was a retired employee of the former Integra Bank, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the St. Mary's Church; served in the US Army in the Korean War; and was a member of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, joining in 1974, served as a trustee since 1996, served as Regional 8 Sectional Director for Legion Baseball from 2003 until the present time, and was inducted into the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Nancy Belknap of Gainesville, Va. and Janet Beise and her husband Charles of Billings, Mont.; two sons, Ronald Hetrick and his wife Kim of Kersey and Gary Hetrick and his wife Brenda of Harrison City; three grandchildren, Melissa Giannamore, David Hetrick, and Katie Hetrick; and by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Irene Blessel, Dorothy Lewis, and Jean Marie Ryan; a brother, Charles Hetrick; and by a son-in-law, Ken Belknap. He was the last member of his immediate family.
A Mass of Christian Burial for George P. "Kayo" Hetrick will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Thursday, April 4 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, as celebrant. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 3 from 4-7 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to the St. Mary's Church Memorial Fund, 144 Church St., St. Marys, PA 15857; the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, c/o the American Legion, Post 103, 168 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857; or to St. Marys Legion Baseball, c/o the American Legion, Post 103, 168 Center St., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.