The Times West Virginian

Breaking News


January 21, 2013

Billie Muto

Billie Frank Muto, 84, of Fairmont, passed away Sunday (Jan. 20, 2013) at the Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown.

He was born Sept. 14, 1928 in Fairmont, a son of the late Carmin and Isabelle Sophia Lobuts Muto. He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Hennen Muto, who passed away Oct. 9, 2011.

Mr. Muto was a retired inspector for 30 years for the Borg-Warner Corp. of Sterling Heights, Mich. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairmont and was a 1946 graduate of East Fairmont High School. Mr. Muto served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a former member of the VFW Post No. 629. He served as a volunteer at Fairmont General Hospital and was a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Marian Council 942 in Fairmont.

Mr. Muto is survived by his son, Joseph Muto and his wife Debbie of Fairmont; several nieces and nephews, Lillian Kester of Fairmont, Rocky and Susan Cikovich, Christine Park and her companion Abner Moyer of Fairmont, and Francine Cikovich of Fairmont; godson, John Kester III of Fairmont; and great-niece and two great-nephews, Tyler Park, Alec Moyer and McKenzie Moyer.

Friends and family may visit Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, from 6-8 p.m. today and from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday. A memorial service will be conducted in the funeral home by the Knights of Columbus, Marian Council 942, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A Catholic vigil service will take place in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with Sister Stella Cronauer, CSJ, officiating. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Maryland Avenue, Fairmont, at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Father Bill Kuchinsky as celebrant. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Fairmont.

The family would like to thank the following caregivers for their love and support: Jerry Burrows, Jeannie Poole and Joanna Blair.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Muto’s memory to Hospice Care, 1406 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV 26554; or to Amedisys Hospice, 67 Casino Drive 102, Anmoore, WV 26323.

Online condolences may be made at

Text Only
  • Nuke-arms grade stock has been cut by Iran

    Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday.
    The development — agreed to by Iran under a nuclear deal it struck late last year with six world powers — leaves Tehran with substantially less of the 20-percent enriched uranium that it would need for a nuclear warhead.

    April 18, 2014

  • Leona Leach

    Leona Catherine Harper Leach, 92, of Simpson, passed away on Wednesday (April 16, 2014) at her home, surrounded by her family.

    April 18, 2014

  • Thornton Gillis

    Thornton Allen “Gil” Gillis, 73, passed away peacefully Wednesday (March 26, 2014) at 9:05 p.m. PST with his devoted wife Gloria by his side.

    April 18, 2014

  • Mary Artman

    Mary E. Artman, 84, died Monday (April 14, 2014) at Tara Plantation in Carthage, N.C.

    April 18, 2014

  • Loretta Taylor

    Loretta E. Taylor, 65, of Mount Lebanon, Pa., took heavenly flight to the Lord on Monday (April 14, 2014) in St. Clair Hospital, Mount Lebanon, Pa.

    April 18, 2014

  • Aryonna Hall

    Aryonna Rebecca Hall, 2, of Monongah, passed from this life into the loving arms of the angels on Saturday (April 12, 2014).

    April 18, 2014

  • Anna Pearl Berry

    Anna Pearl Berry, 93, of Jakes Run, died Thursday (April 17, 2014) at her residence.

    April 18, 2014

  • Mary Guidash

    Mary Rose Guidash, 91, a longstanding resident of Fairmont, passed away on Dec. 27, 2013, while staying with her daughter Anita Ash Wise, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

    April 17, 2014

  • Candice Flint

    Candice Newbraugh Flint, 30, of California and formerly of Fairmont, passed away Sunday (April 6, 2014) as a result of an automobile accident.

    April 17, 2014

  • Tony Salerno Jr.

    Tony Salerno Jr., 83, of Shinnston, passed away Monday (April 14, 2014) at his residence with his family at his side.

    April 16, 2014

House Ads
Featured Ads