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Walter Friendlander KERHONKSON - Walter Friendlander. Sept. 4, 1947 to Feb. 15, 2011. Dr. Walter Friedlander, a life long resident of Kerhonkson, died Feb. 15, 2011 at Kingston Hospital. He was 63 years old. Walter was born of Sept. 4, 1947 in Monticello; he was the son of Remedios (Castro) Friedlander and the late Abraham Friedlander. Walter was a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and worked for the United States Department of Agriculture. He had a passion for tennis and was a member of the United States Tennis Association. Walter was an animal lover and was in his glory when he was watching, feeding and studying birds. He will be missed by his many companion animals that shared his life including Molly, Stella, Sam and Buddy. Walter was a history buff; he enjoyed learning about the history of Kerhonkson and learning about his heritage. Walter served in the 156th FA, New York State National Guard from 1969 through 1972. Mr. Friedlander married Valerie Dunn on May 22, 1982. In addition to his wife, Valerie at home and his mother, Remedios of Kerhonkson, Walter is survived by his son David of Kerhonkson, his brothers, Lester Friedlander of Pa., Barry Friedlander and his wife, Merle of Parksville, and Glenn Friedlander and his wife, Zairen of Kerhonkson. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his brother, Richard. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19 at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday the 20th at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Kerhonkson synagogue Cemetery, Kerhonkson. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Walter's name to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 424 East 92nd St., New York, NY 10128 or the National Audubon Society, 225 Varick St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014. To send a personal condolence to Walter's family please visit www.humisto nfuneralhome.com.

Published in Daily Freeman on Feb. 17, 2011
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