Walter R. Bruchholz
1927 - 2017
Obituary of Walter R. Bruchholz
Walter R. Bruchholz, 89, of Port Ewen, NY, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was born in Kingston to the late Walter H. and Catherine Luensmann Bruchholz.
He graduated from Kingston High School and served his country in the US Navy during WWII. Until his retirement in 1990, he owned and operated Bruchholz Market on Wurts Street in Kingston.
Walter was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of Kingston Maennerchor, Rifton Volunteer Fire Department, Kingston American Legion Post #150, Kingston Sea Bees Island X-9, Town of Esopus Senior Citizens and Joyce Schirick Post #1386, VFW.
Survivors include, daughters, Cathy Lynn Jansen of New Paltz, Stephanie Funk of Highland and Tina Marie Smith of Port Ewen; sons, Walter R. Bruchholz of Rifton and Eric Bruchholz of Russelville, AR.; 10 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.
Walter was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Ellen Chilcott, his second wife, Barbara Irwin Bruchholz, Companion of 16 years, Ruth Miller and a granddaughter, Amanda Funk.
Friends and relatives may call at the Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home, 261 Broadway, Kingston, NY on Saturday from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Reverend Arlene Dawber will conduct his funeral service at 6:00 pm. Following cremation, burial will take place in Montrepose cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Walter’s name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Walter Bruchholz, please visit Tribute Store
Final Resting Place
Kingston Sea Bees Island X-9 members
Kingston Maennerchor & Damenchor
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