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ONEONTA - Walter C. Engstrom, 83, of the Little Red School Community in Oneonta passed away peacefully in the comfort of his own home on Aug. 22, 2017.
Walter was born on June 10, 1934, to the late Walter and Gunhild (Ommundsen) Engstrom in Brooklyn.
Walter was united in marriage to the former Lorraine Beuke on Sept. 17, 1955, in Baldwin.
Walter was employed by the Nassau County Police Department as an officer before moving to Upstate New York. He then found employment as a postmaster for the United States Postal Service in the Town of Laurens.
Walter was an avid golfer and enjoyed his garden. The job he was most proud of though was that of being a loving husband, father and grandfather to a family that meant the world to him.
Walter proudly served his grateful nation in the United States Army as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, from 1952 to 1954.
Walter is survived by his loving family, his wife, Lorraine Engstrom; sons, Gary (Edith) Engstrom, Gregory (Kathleen) Engstrom and Gerard Engstrom; eight loving grandchildren; and sisters, Charlotte Richards and Lillian Kiiroga.
At Walter's request there will be no calling hours. A memorial service to honor Walter's life will be held at the convenience of his family at a later date.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
Online condolences to his family may be made at www.johnstonfh.com.
Published on August 27, 2017
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