Renee McCutchan

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Hastings Funeral Home
153 Spruce St.
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Celebration of Divine Liturgy

11:00 am
Monday, August 30, 2021
St. Mary's Orthodox Church
19 W. Park Avenue
Westover, West Virginia, United States

Obituary of Renee Riccio McCutchan

After a year-long battle with melanoma, Renee Riccio McCutchan went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Renee is survived by her husband, Frank; her children, Jacqueline and Frankie, her parents, Rick and Jackie Riccio; her brother, Phil Riccio; sister-in-law, Kim Riccio; nephews, Michael, Matthew, and Anthony Riccio; her brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Cheryl McCutchan; her nieces Kathleen and Meghan; and her mother-in-law Ann McCutchan. Renee was born January 18, 1971, in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She was a stand-out swimmer at the Altoona Area High School and a four-time high school All-American. She graduated with a degree in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University, where she also was captain of the WVU Women's Swimming and Diving team and a three-time NCAA All-American. Renee worked as a physical therapy aid, swim coach, and, after taking several years off to stay home with her children, a swim instructor for children with special needs at Stepping Stones of Morgantown. After marrying Frank, Renee lived in Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Stroudsburg, PA, and finally settled down in Morgantown, WV, where she lived for 20 years. Renee volunteered extensively in the Mon County Schools, including as a coach of the University High School swim team, at St. Mary's Orthodox Church where she was an active member, and in various other organizations in Morgantown. Renee is known to friends, family, and students as endlessly warm and giving. She always thought of others first, doing whatever she could to make those around her feel welcome and happy. Renee is known to her teammates as a fierce, yet immensely humble, competitor. Renee took particular interest in the Special Olympics, volunteering to coach swimming for those athletes from around north-central West Virginia. Visitation will be at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce Street, Morgantown, on Sunday, August 29th from 4-8 p.m. A Panachida Service will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. The Divine Liturgy Service for the Departed will be held at St. Mary's Orthodox Church, 19 W. Park Avenue, Westover, on Monday, August 30th at 11 a.m. with Father Matthew Stagon officiating. There will be a graveside service at Alto Reste Park in Altoona, PA on Tuesday, August 31st at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to Stepping Stones, 400 Mylan Park Lane, Morgantown, WV 26501 in honor of Renee. Send condolences online at
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