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WALTER WILLIAM STRAKOWSKI0, 82, of Hobe Sound, FL passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Martin Memorial Hospital South in Stuart. He was born June 13, 1931 in Weehawken, NJ and retired to Florida in 1992 where he resided in Jupiter for three years and Hobe Sound for the past 19 years. He is preceded in death by his father Walter W. Strakowski, his mother Vincenza Sammartino, and numerous brothers and sisters. He proudly served in the U. S. Navy. Walter moved to South Carolina in 1975 to begin a commercial construction company. His drive and strong work ethic resulted in a well respected and successful business. While living in South Carolina he became an active member of the Masons and Shriners. He was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound. Upon his retirement he was able to enjoy some of his passions which included spending time with family and friends, fishing, playing poker and being the neighborhood handyman. Walter was devoted to his family and friends and always willing to lend a helping hand. Additionally, he had a special fondness for all animals, especially dogs and horses. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Marie B. Strakowski of Hobe Sound; loving children, Walter A. Strakowski of West Palm Beach and Martha Strakowski Ford and husband, Robert of Lexington, SC; cherished granddaughter, Lauren Ford; cousin, Dr. Philip R. Polito, wife Barbara, and family; brother-in-law, Anthony Brando, wife, Shirley and family; as well as an extended family and numerous friends. Visitation will be 12 Noon to 1 PM, Monday, March 24, 2014 at Young and Prill Chapel with a prayer service at 1 PM, Fr. Aidan Hynes, officiating. Burial will be at Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Walter's name may be made to St. Christopher Catholic Church, 12001 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound, FL 33455. A guest book may be signed at www.youngandprill.com.

Published in the TC Palm from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2014
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