HOPEWELL JUNCTON – Walter J. Wilson, 94, an area resident since 2003, died on December 27, 2018 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence. He previously lived in Mahopac and Scranton, PA.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on November 19, 1924, Walter was the son of the late William and Mary (Flannery) Wilson. On October 30, 1954, Walter married Nicole (Blain) Wilson who predeceased him in 2008.
Walter served in the US Army from 1943-1946 and was a decorated veteran of WW II. Five years ago, he was selected to be part of the Hudson Valley Honor Flight to Washington, DC. He was a member of VFW Post #5491 and the American Legion Post #1080, both in Mahopac.
Walter was employed as a rare metals manufacturer for General Astro Metals, which later became Kawecki-BerylCo., in Yonkers. He then went on to be a bus driver for the Lakeland School District.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Robert and Carol Wilson of Fishkill, Susan and Brian Staples of Beacon, Michele (Wilson) and Ronald Brewer of Beacon, and Nicole and Christopher Tolman of York, PA; his grandchildren, Justin and Shannon, Marissa, Ayren, and Alex, Daniel, Edward, and Christa, and Jillian and Jordan; and his great-grandchildren, Jayden, Trent, Devin, Bryce, Alexis, Evan, Haley, Rylie, Felix, Simon, Lillian, Oliver, and Penelope.
An avid golfer, Walter was proud to have played for a Yankees Minor League team as a left-handed pitcher.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 -5 pm at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill followed by military honors at 5pm.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh. Please visit Walter’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.