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Obituary for Eric John Walag

Eric John Walag, age 60, passed away on May 19, 2023, in Beekman, New York.

He was born in Yonkers on April 16, 1963, to Albert and Ellen Walag and grew up in Putnam Lake.

Eric was the devoted husband of his wife, Paige Walag and proud father of Alaina Callinan (Chris) and Carly Ash (Jeff). His grandson, Aiden Callinan, brought him endless joy, Eric loved being his Poppy. Eric cared deeply for Paige’s children, Danielle, Joseph, John and Michael, and grandson, Jeremiah. Eric is survived by his parents, his
sisters, Doreen Merritt (Roger) and Kathy Santini (John), the mother of his daughters, Lisa (Farris) Walag and many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

Eric was a graduate of Brewster High School, an Eagle Scout and later attended Fulton Montgomery Community College. He owned a successful residential and commercial construction business for nearly 40 years specializing in siding, roofing, additions, and new construction. Eric was a skilled craftsman and took pride in his work and his friendships with those he worked with, especially Michael Verbasco.

Eric worshipped at Full Gospel Center, where he found great comfort and community and was able to express his love for Jesus. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, and most recently, gardening and using his smoker to cook for his family. He loved spending time at his cabin in the Catskills and putting on firework displays for his friends and family every 4th of July.

He was just starting his dream life with Paige and was very happy right before his untimely passing. Eric’s presence was almost as big as his heart, he made friends with everyone he met and will be missed by all who knew him. There are many stories and memories of Eric that speak to his character and kindness, may he rest in peace.

Visitation will be held at McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 State Route 82, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 on Thursday, May 25, 2023, from 4-8pm. A Celebration of Eric’s life will take place on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 11am at Full Gospel Center, 1138 State Route 55, Lagrangeville, NY 12540. Interment will follow at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Angels of Light, Inc., PO Box 345, Millbrook, NY 12545.