Dr. Hector P. Gutierrez

dr. hector gutierrez

June 15, 1921 ~ February 9, 2015

Resided in: Black Mountain, NC

Dr. Hector P. Gutierrez, 93, died Monday, February 9, 2015, at his home at Givens Highland Farms Health Care Center in Black Mountain. Born in Havana, Cuba, on June 15, 1921, Dr. Gutierrez was a son of the late Hector P. and Rosa Reyes Gutierrez. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Eilene Schreier; twin brother, Oscar Gutierrez; sister-in-law, Bonnie Gutierrez; and brother Victor Gutierrez. He was a decorated US Army veteran during the Korean War. He served as a physician and surgeon with the Veterans Administration Hospital System. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War Oteen Posts. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church where he was an usher for 20 years. He enjoyed a hobby of stamp collecting. Dr. Gutierrez is survived by his wife Conradine "Connie" Pittman Gutierrez; and his two sons Victor A. Gutierrez and his wife Linda of Cashton, WI, Michael H. Gutierrez and his wife Phylissa of Merriville, IN. He is also survived by three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Matthew Leonard at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Margaret Mary. Interment will follow at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church fellowship hall following the burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church at 102 Andrew Pl., Swannanoa, NC 28778. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting with the arrangements.

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  1. My deepest sympathy for your loss. I worked with Dr. Gutierrez for several years as an R.N. at the V.A. Medical Center in Asheville. He was such a joy, and always so sweet and understanding. He taught me so much. He was like a father figure, and he was also a friend and a neighbor. He would drop by our house to visit usually around Christmas, and we always sent each other a Christmas card. I respected him very much. I will miss him.

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