George Alfred Stutler took his peaceful last breath on August 11, 2023, in the family’s Jackson, CA home.
Born on February 20, 1932, in New Castle, PA, George grew up surrounded by a tribe of five sisters. As the only boy and second youngest, he had his hands full but was adored by all.
George bravely served in the Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged at the young age of 23. While stationed in Japan, destiny intervened and he met a beautiful young woman, Eiko, who would become his wife of nearly 67 years. He was enamored by her and
re-enlisted for a second tour, in order to remain near her. With his military service completed, Eiko chose California to be their new home, making travel to Japan an easy distance. George journeyed to San Jose and purchased their first home…along with a car for Eiko (of her very own). She was elated and, on February 2,1957, the couple married and began a life-long love story that most of us could only wish for.
George maintained a long-standing career as a small business owner and was also a dedicated employee of Hewlett-Packard, from which he eventually retired. During that time, he and Eiko acquired E&G Archery in San Jose and later purchased Jerry’s Liquor & Sporting Goods in Jackson, CA. Eventually, their lucrative independent pay telephone business was introduced throughout Northern California.
George spent many years in service to his community as an active and engaged volunteer and officer of the local Argonaut chapter of the Lions Club. But it wasn’t all work for George. He was an avid outdoorsman, and his happiest moments were those spent amidst nature—camping, hunting, fishing, and mastering the art of archery with his family. Indoors, he found pleasure in the twists of a mystery novel, the challenge of a crossword, and the hearty laughter that followed a well-told joke.
During his final days, surrounded by his loving family, George continued his legacy, sharing so many cherished memories. He is survived by his devoted wife, Eiko Wakabayashi Stutler; his children, Kathleen Lucille Trehearne and George Matthew Stutler; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His absence will forever create a void deeply felt; however, memories of his life will continue to shine through those of us who learned, loved, and laughed with him. Rest well, George. You are so loved.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Daneri Mortuary