Edward M. Kuca, Sr.

June 10, 1924 - October 16, 2018

06/10/1924 - 10/16/2018

Past Services

Friday October 19, 2018
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Saturday October 20, 2018
Mount Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Saturday October 20, 2018
10:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
415-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Edward M. Kuca, Sr., 94, of Benwood, died Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Peterson Rehab and Geriatric Center.
He was born June 10, 1924 in Wheeling, a son of the late John and Caroline Kocur Kuca.
Ed was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel-Beech Bottom Plant, and was a member of St. John Catholic Church, former member of the Benwood City Council for 24 years, American Legion Post 46 Benwood for 50 years, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Council 1907, and a former member of Garabaldi Club. Ed proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII and also in the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Raymond Kuca in 2011, 3 sisters; Mary and Sophia Bober, Cecelia Harris and 5 brothers; Matthew, Michael, Joe, Frank and John Kuca.
Surviving are his 4 children; Karen (Jim) Wrenn of Midlothian, VA, Mayor Edward (Gerry) Kuca, Jr. of Benwood, Cindy (Chris) Minor of Benwood, Lou (Lorrie) Kuca of Benwood, 2 sisters; Blanche Richard of Wheeling and Anna McNeil of Weirton, 6 grandchildren; Jennifer (Hervey) Lavoie, Brian (Adriana) Wrenn, Michelle (Jason) Angelica, Nick (Beth Loy) Kuca, Elliott Wrenn and Melissa (Joe) King, along with 4 great-grandchildren; Ben and Reagan Angelica, Owen King and Maria Wrenn.
Ed’s family will receive friends on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, WV.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00am at St. John Catholic Church, Benwood, with Rev. Arul Anthony as celebrant.
Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors from the Moundsville Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church or online at www.TMCFunding.com
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Shawn Martin
4 years ago

Lou, you and your family have my deepest sympathies.

James Clark
4 years ago

The Bible gives us the wonderful prospect of seeing our loved ones again on a paradise earth. At Psalms 37:9-11 & 29, it gives us the hope of living forever on a paradise earth. It will be a time when Isaiah 33:24 will take place and “no resident will say ‘I am sick.” On this paradise earth, Rev. 21:4 promises us that “death will be no more.” I know this may not relieve your deep grief at this time, but please take faith in God’s promises. Please go to jw.org for more information.

Mike and Roseann Ferro
4 years ago

Roseann and I are out of town. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Kuca family on the passing of their patriarch. Ed was a good man who lived a long life and loved his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Dave Pettit
4 years ago

Nick, sorry for the loss of your Grandfather. May God Bless you, Beth and your family during this difficult time. Dave Pettit

4 years ago

Dear Kuca Family: I am so sorry for your recent loss. We are never prepared for such a tragedy. With the love and support shown by loving family,  concerned friends, and the peace from God your heart will mend. Philippians 4:6,7 and Acts 24:15 were very comforting scriptures for me. I hope they do the same for you. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
4 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Edward M. Kuca, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Edward M. Kuca, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †