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.

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Funeral Mass: April 9, 2021 2:00 pm

St. Mary Help of Christians
307 E. Mesa Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81006

719-296-8778

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  1. Dear Lorraine and family,

    I have many fond memories of your father from our family visits to Colorado. I was fascinated with the lumberyard as a kid – it was always a treat to visit him at work. I’m sure brothers Walt and Huber are enjoying a cold heavenly beer! May the great memories of your father live forever in you heart.

    Steve

  2. Rest in peace my dear friend! Thank you for always being so kind to me and my boys. You will be missed.

  3. Our deepest sympathies to you and your whole family. Your dad was the sweetest man and he loved you all so much. We are sure he and your mom are smiling down on you all. Sending loving thoughts, prayers and hugs to you all.

    • Dearest Al and Sharma,
      Thanks so much for your kindness to him always when you were at the house or saw him anywhere..Thanks so very much for your help at the reception..We love you guys,
      Lorraine and john

  4. I shall forever remember the visits our families had over the years; and those early days when you and Kenny were very young kids chasing around the house with me. Your Dad was a special person, embodying kindness and compassion, embracing fishing and outdoors activities, and fostering so many business and social relationships with so many people over the years. I shall always remember his radiant smile, firm handshake and the kindness he forever showed to my parents over all the years. And yes, I can still see in my mind’s eye the fishing trips to the White River and seeing him there. Happy to contribute to the Cattails Crossing.

    • Bernie,
      Thank you so very much for the beautiful, kind words and beautiful memories of him and our family..the memories of Trappers lake with your folks and all of you are forever in our hearts. They are all up in heaven catching the biggest fish forever..thank you so much for contributing to cattail crossing, he loved the fact that he could go and walk and see everyone enjoy it..love to all of your family
      Love,
      John, lorraine and family

  5. CandleImageOur deepest sympathy to the entire family. Walt was a special person and will be missed.
    Ted and Carol Mutz

    • Ted and Carol,
      Thanks so much for all your kindness over the years and for always calling and visiting with him, he loved that..he made so many memories with so many people and we will forever remember them.
      Lorraine, john and family

    • thanks Dubbs and Elaine!! He shines bright in our hearts forever! love you, john and lorraine

  6. My Dear Lorraine, your dad was such a force in your life, I almost feel like I knew him despite never having met him. You were able to care for him until his peaceful passing, and you will be forever grateful for that opportunity. I felt the same about my mom, we bonded more her last few years than we ever had during the previous 60 years! I sent you an e-card after the notice in the paper but you’ve had a lot to take care of so I’m so glad I was able to see his obituary today and to write you a heart-felt note. Bless you and John for being there for Walt, and know that he now is resting in peace in the hands of his God. And, it will be an honor to donate to Cattail Crossing as I know the background of how Walt’s favorite park came about—the “Jubic Fishing Pond!!”
    Skip

    • Skip,
      thank you for your kindness and sweet words he gave my family the wonderful love of fishing!! Thanks so much, he loved the fishing derby and walking up there all the time. I didn’t see the e-card. Hope to see you!!
      lorraine and John

  7. I always enjoyed seeing Walt, when he would bring in his Income Taxes. Such a great man. May he rest in peace….

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