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Walter Richter

Walter Richter

October 27, 1943 – July 21, 2019

Blooming Grove, NY

Walter W. Richter a resident of Blooming Grove, NY passed away suddenly at his home and was pronounced into eternity on July 21, 2019. He was 75 years old.

Walter graduated from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY with his Bachelor and Master degrees in Business Management and Organizational Leadership. He had an extensive 20+ years’ experience in administration, sales, manufacturing, and security. Walter started his career as a machinist, loved security work, had his real estate license, and in retirement years worked lastly at Resorts World Catskills.

Walter proudly served in the United States Air Force and received a good conduct medal during his time of service. He was a parishioner at St. Mary’s Church in Washingtonville and was a member of the Tomahawk Lake Homeowners’ Association. His past volunteer endeavors included the Monell Fire Department, American Red Cross, and Friends of Goshen Library, among other volunteer endeavors. Walter had a deep passion for Gemology.

Walter is the son of predeceased parents, Emma and William Richter. He leaves behind a sister Wilma and John Morrissey of Allenwood, NJ; three nieces Linda and Stanley Zelek of Brick, NJ and Susan and Richard Otten of Bath, PA and Christie Zelek of Brick NJ; and a nephew Michael and Phallon Zelek of Sewell, NJ and their daughter Ella.

His family will forever remember Walter for his generous heart, humble soul, and giving spirit. An act of kindness for someone, with a thought of Walter, would be appreciated by the family as a legacy to his memory.

A memorial service and burial with full military honors will take place on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:30am at the Orange County Veteran’s Cemetery, 111 Craigville Road, Goshen, NY 10924.

Funeral arrangements are honorably entrusted to Zygmunt-Murtie Funeral and Cremation Service- Proudly serving Warwick and the surrounding communities. For directions or to leave a condolence please call 845-977-6127 or visit www.zmmemorials.com.


  • dave field Posted July 24, 2019 6:48 pm

    very very nice guy….your smile will be missed at the lake….

  • Donna Lubniewski Posted July 25, 2019 3:03 pm

    Walter was a nice guy and a good neighbor. Tomahawk Lake Residents will miss him. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Brenda and Jon Sleight Posted July 29, 2019 6:55 am

    May he rest in peace.

  • Stephanie Bonilla Posted August 9, 2019 2:42 pm

    My dear Walter, you were such a gentle soul. I very much enjoyed working with you at the casino, There are many things I will remember you for, like how you looked at the pictures on the computer in awe and wondered where all those places were, how thoughtful you were to us all, how you led us in exercises in the morning and how you loved going to lunch first lol and how you always had a silly joke. I will miss you dearly, rest in peace Walter.

  • Laura Field Posted August 9, 2019 3:32 pm

    The kids all fondly remember him standing out at his driveway at Halloween, handing out candy. He was always smiling. He will be missed…

  • Dave Hockenberry Posted August 10, 2019 10:02 am

    Rest In Peace, Walter.
    I will remember you as a gentleman and your friendship. Our paths only crossed briefly but you mad an impact as a kind, gentle and friendly man.
    My condolences to the family.

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