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George B. Rutkowski

January 12, 1935 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

George Rutkowski Obituary

George B. Rutkowski, 88, passed away November 30, 2023. George was born January 12, 1935

in Cleveland, Ohio to Bruno and Sophie Rutkowski. He is survived by his wife Angela (DiLauro)

of 65 years and daughters Therese (Brian Moskal), Marybeth (Frank Divito) Loraine (David Farmer)

and Julie (Brandon Baldwin); grandchildren Leah and Claire DiVito and Stuart and Grant Farmer.

Beloved brother to Roman (deceased) and Patricia (Christopher Thomas). 

 

George entered the U.S. Army on December 10, 1957 and was discharged on December 9, 1963,

serving as radio communications chief. As a licensed professional engineer, he worked for more than

three decades in electrical/electronic engineering, technical training, and documentation.

After working as a radio engineer in the commercial broadcasting, he led the electronics department at

Electric Technology Institute (ETI), Cleveland, Ohio, for many years, where his students enjoyed his

lively humor and gift for teaching. George wrote training manuals for the switchgear on San Francisco’s BART

(Bay Area Regional Transit) substations. He authored and co-authored several textbooks including

“Solid-State Electronics,” “Operational Amplifiers,” and “Integrated Circuit Operational Amplifiers.”

Several of his books were translated into three foreign languages. He was proud to be a lifetime member

of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).


George was an earnest yet modest and reserved man. He was interesting and curious, and he passed on many gifts

to his family, friends, students and especially his daughters. He loved nature and spent many hours hiking at

Cleveland’s renowned  Metroparks. He had a natural rapport with all kinds of animals. He was an avid sailor,

enjoying small lakes, like LaDue Reservoir, and our beautiful Lake Erie. He appreciated art and loved

classical music and opera.

 

Those who knew him treasured his thoughtful conversations and endearing sense of humor. 

Family will receive friends Wednesday, December 20, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Holy Rosary Church,

with a funeral mass immediately following. Address: 12021 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

 

In lieu of flowers, family requests donating to:

Compassion & Choices Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 485, Etna, NH 03750 https://secure.everyaction.com/MlNtCIEGgUSwBHRRoqNdFw2

OR Cleveland Metroparks, 4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland, OH 44144 https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/support/donate/give-online

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 20, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Holy Rosary Church
12021 Mayfield Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
December 20, 2023

10:30 AM
Holy Rosary Church
12021 Mayfield Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44106

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