Arthur B. “Archie” Csutoras, 80, of Amherst Township, and formerly of Lorain, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013. He was born in Lorain on August 29, 1932 and had been a resident Amherst Township for the past six years, moving from Lorain.
Archie was a veteran of the United States Army, where he fulfilled duty assignments as a Corporal, attached to the 5th Infantry Division, 5th Recon Company during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, as well as the United Nations Service Medal. He was a life member of VFW Post # 451, as well as a member of Amvets Post 47, both in Lorain.
Mr. Csutoras was employed as a Lead Setup man, for the Nelson Stud Welding Division of TRW. He served the company from 1952, until the time of his retirement in 1999; his 47 years of service to the company currently make him the longest working employee in the company’s history.
In his free time, Archie liked to fish, hunt, camp, and bowl. He also possessed a love for food and enjoyed eating out and sampling the menus at area restaurants.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joan P. Csutoras (nee Frey); sons, Jeff of Sheffield Township and William “Bill”, residing in Amherst; daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Cordy and son-in-law, Ron, residing in Amherst Township, along with daughter, Patricia “Pat” Davis and son-in-law Edward “Ed” of Wellington. He also leaves four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. His best friend and pet Bichon Frise, named Betzy, also survives.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan C. Csutoras; great grandsons, Nathaniel and James Porinchok; his father, Arthur W. Csutoras; his mother, Irma Csutoras-Springowski (nee Zan) ; and sister Helene Butler.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 24, 2013, from 3 to 7 P.M., in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will be Monday, February 25, 2013, at 11 A.M., in the funeral chapel, with Reverend Troy Thompson officiating.
Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, where military honors will be conducted by the Department of the Army assisted by VFW Post #451 and American Legion Post #30 both of Lorain.