Walter F. Haczewski, 86, of Plains Township, passed away Monday morning at the Homewood at Plum Creek Nursing Home, Hanover, Pa., where he had recently been a resident.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John and Sadie (Friday) Haczewski.
Walter was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, Class of 1944, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of radioman, third class. Upon his discharge from the service at the end of World War II, Walter enrolled at Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, graduating in 1950 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He was employed by Roth Novelty Co. of Wilkes-Barre as an accountant and company manager.
Walter was a devoted Catholic and was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church, Plains Township, until its merger with Ss. Peter & Paul Church in 2010. At Sacred Heart Church, he was a Eucharistic minister and a senior acolyte. He was a member of the Plains American Legion, Joseph E. Conlon, Post 558 for 63 years and the AARP.
Walter also took great pride in his gardening skills. His home and yard on North Main Street was always beautiful to the eye and well-manicured. He and his wife, Josephine, loved to go on their ""Polka Excursions"" for days at a time.
He was preceded in death by his brother, John Haczewski; sisters, Sophie Baltusavich, Florence ""Flossy"" Haczewski, Stella Shatowskas and Theresa Eveland.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Josephine A. Ferrara; sons, John Haczewski and his wife, Mary Jo, Littlestown, Pa., Frank Haczewski and his wife, Suzanne, Kalispell, Mont., Joseph Haczewski and his wife, Donna, Gettysburg, and Walter Haczewski and his wife, Janet, Oxford, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph Haczewski, Plains Township; sister, Josephine Mahal, Levittown; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Walter will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township. Interment with military honors by the Plains American Legion funeral detail will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains Township. Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations in Walter's memory may be made to the
, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1309.
Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 10, 2013