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WENDELL, N.C. – There will be services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Hubbard for George W. Kostur, loving husband and father who went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Wendell.

George was born April 30, 1932, in Hubbard, a son of Wasyl and Elizabeth Hamash Kostur.

George was a 1950 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School, and was an electrician at Copperweld Steel in Warren for 38 years, retiring in 1992. He served on the Credit Union Board of Directors of Copperweld Steel and the supervisory committee and credit committee. He also was the past president of the High Twelve Club.

George was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Cortland Lodge No. 529, York Rite, Scottish Rite, and Knights Templer of Warren.

George was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Hubbard, was an usher for many years, treasurer of Men’s Club, and served on the Worship Committee. He also was a charter and former member of the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Liberty and was a Sunday school teacher and superintendent.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving during the Korean War and also had his private pilot’s license.

He will be greatly missed by his family, his daughters, Linda Aubel of Wendell, Rene’ Morrison and her husband, Robert of Cary, N.C. and Diane Bartha and her husband, William of Youngstown; his grandchildren, Douglas Aubel, Katherine Ewing, Gregory Aubel, Meghan Aubel, Rebecca Bartha, Taylor Morrison and Andrew Morrison; and eight great-grandchildren.

He will also be missed by his brother, William Kostur of McDonald and his sister, Helen Hebb of Warren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; his infant son, David William Kostur; his brother, John Kostur; and his sister, Olga Pugh.

The family will receive family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Grace Lutheran Church, 111 Hall Ave., Hubbard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Burial will be at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Canfield, with full military honors.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s Website at to share memories and condolences.

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“George was a wonderful to us.He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to the family.”

 » Steve & Julie Biskup & Daughter on October 6, 2011

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