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01/22/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Huyke Urrutia

Huyke Bernardo Urrutia, Sr.
(d. 16 Jan 2014)

Newport News High School Class of February 1939

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 Sad news has returned to us this day.    Huyke Urrutia, President and Valedictorian of the Class of February 1939, brother of the late Wilson Urrutia, Class of @ 1935 (d. 07 June 2001) and Carmen Urrutia Blanco, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the age of 92. 

   His father, the late Carlos Urrutia, taught Spanish at Newport News High School, and served as Sponsor of the Class of February 1942.

   He was also predeceased by his daughter, Gwendolyn Diane Urrutia (d. Dec 1986).

   His nephew, Ricky Urrutia, had been a member of the Class of 1965 before he transferred to another school after our freshman year.

From the Daily Press - 01/22/14:

                              Huyke B. Urrutia
      NEWPORT NEWS - Huyke B. Urrutia, Sr., 92, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. A native of Puerto Rico, he was a peninsula resident most of his life.

He was a World War II Army veteran serving in the Battle of the Bulge.

He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock after 53 years of service as an engineering supervisor.

He was Presbyterian by faith. He was a 1939 graduate of Newport News High School.

Huyke Urrutia

He was a volunteer with Bayport Credit Union over fifty years and served on the board for over thirty years. He was honored with the Virginia Credit Union League's James P. Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the Virginia Peninsula Engineering Society, the Propeller Club and the American Legion Post #0031.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos V. and Herminia Urrutia. daughter, Gwendolyn Diane Urrutia; brother, Wilson C. Urrutia and sister, Carmen Urrutia Blanco.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie B. "Peggy" Urrutia; son Huyke B. Urrutia, Jr. and his wife, Amina; and grandson, Huyke B. Urrutia III.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will be at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Peninsula Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on January 22, 2014.  View Guest Book

January 22, 2014

A great man, from the greatest generation. He will be missed. The light of this country has dimmed with his passing, but I am sure that heaven rejoices.

~ Mary Susan Urrutia, Kansas City, Missouri

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr. Urrutia's family and friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

Words by George Matheson (27 Mar 1842 - 28 Aug 1906). 1882

Music by Albert Lister Peace (26 Jan 1844 - 14 Mar 1912), 18854

O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

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