Hemsley, Walter J., Jr.
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Walter J. Hemsley, Jr., retired business owner, Master/Treasurer/Secretary United Brothers Lodge and beloved family man, dies at 70 years of age due to complicated health issues.
Our beloved Walter, a resident of Congers, New York for the past 16 years and former resident of Dobbs Ferry and Hastings-on-Hudson, New York for 27 years prior thereto, died on July 6, 2014. He was born on November 10, 1943 in Bronx, New York. Walter worked in the food industry, a butcher by trade, throughout his lifetime. He was active with the Kingsbridge Chamber of Commerce while a proprietor of Bronxdale Delicatessen on 231st Street for 26 years. Thereafter, he worked at Whole Foods in Milburn, New Jersey as an Assistant Store Manager when he retired. Walter was an active member of the United Brothers Lodge #356/Allemania #740 of the 9th Manhattan District, Grand Lodge of New York, having proudly served as Master twice, Treasurer and Secretary since 1965. Walter loved to travel, was an avid listener of Doo Wop, a life-long admirer of the Rat Pack, particularly "Old Blue Eyes" himself and enjoyed singing with the Choir at the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church where he also was as an Elder. Walter also enjoyed baseball, golf, boating, skiing, a good book, spending quality time with family and friends and a real pet lover -- most of all his Trevor, a big fat cat who rescued him. Walter is survived by his loving wife Lona Asher of 23 years, his mother, Mary, his three daughters, Susan, Lori and Donna, his five grandchildren, Jessica, Daniel Joseph, Michelle, John and Thomas, nine brothers and sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and a vast array of friends. Walter was an extraordinary man who truly adored his wife, family and friends. He will be sorely missed by us all but will remain forever in the hearts of those he so deeply touched. We love you!
Visiting will take place on Wednesday from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at the Hannemann Funeral Home, Inc. in Nyack, NY. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 AM at the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church, 484 New Hempstead Rd., New City, NY 10956. Interment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Road Hartsdale, NY 10530.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walter's memory to HiTor Animal Care Center, 65 Fireman's Memorial Dr., Pomona, NY 10970 or New Hempstead Presbyterian Church, 484 New Hempstead Rd., New City, NY 10956.
Hannemann Funeral Home, Inc.
88 South Broadway Nyack, NY
Hannemann Funeral Home Inc
88 S Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
Published in the The Journal News on July 8, 2014