August 26, 1925 ~ March 24, 2021
Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo West, CO
George Walter “Walt” McFate Jr.
August 26, 1925—March 24, 2021
George Walter “Walt” McFate Jr, 95, of Pueblo West, CO, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 24, 2021. He is survived by his daughter Lorraine (John) Jubic and son Kenneth (Delma) McFate. Grandfather to Janean (Haleigh) Jubic, Sean (Jillian) Jubic, Michael (Leslie) McFate, Tyler (Phalon) McFate. Great-grandfather to Cash, Scarlett, Ryan, Ayden, and Rylee McFate. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by wife of 47 years, Regina McFate (Srdoc), parents George Walter and Hilda McFate, siblings: Birdie Parker, Annabelle Shive, and Huber McFate. He graduated from Central High School in 1943 and then proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard/Navy from 1943-1946. He was a proud World War II Veteran. He served as a Radar Man Second Class and served on the USS Burlington (PF-51) and the USS LST 761 during World War II. Walter was a local business owner in Pueblo. He was a Life member of the BPOE Elks 90 for 51 years, member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #145 for 35 years, and American Legion Post 2 for 46 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family camping, fishing, hunting, watching basketball, the Broncos, the Colorado Rockies, and the sunsets on the patio. Service: St Mary’s Catholic Church 2 pm Friday, April 9, 2021, with interment immediately following at Imperial Memorial Gardens at Veteran’s Court.
We would like to thank everyone for their love and exceptional care throughout Walt’s life: Independent Hearts, Inc., Marleen Velasco, Nicole Whitaker, and the incredible team from the VA. In lieu of flowers please send all donations in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home for enhancements to Walt’s favorite park, “Cattail Crossing” in Pueblo West.
Funeral Mass: April 9, 2021 2:00 pm
St. Mary Help of Christians
307 E. Mesa Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81006