Walter Lohotsky of Stamford passed away in peace on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the age of 92.
Walt was born in New York City and was raised in Banksville, then the hinterlands of Greenwich, complete with a two-room schoolhouse and plenty of swimming holes.
At age 18 he found himself in the Pacific aboard the USS Earl V. Johnson, watched torpedoes pass under his ship, and fondly remembered the conclusion of the war from Leyte Gulf in the Philippines.
Upon returning home, he married his beloved Mary and enjoyed a 62-year marriage.
He proudly served as a member of Stamford Fire Rescue for 42 years, starting his post on the day that the Connecticut Turnpike opened in January 1958. He operated the largest piece of fire apparatus the city owned, and received multiple commendations over the years.
— an obituary from Bosak Funeral Home
He also worked for the Town of Darien until he was 85, and could be counted on to operate any truck or excavator that came his way.
He inherited a green thumb and handyman spirit from his late parents, Tessie and Theodore, and always grew a large vegetable garden when not repairing some implement.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Sophie; and brothers: Peter and Nicholas.
He will be fondly remembered by his daughter, Michelle, her husband Gary and daughter Jacqueline; and by his son, Walter, his wife Patricia, and children, Kathryn and Brian.
The family further thanks the staff of The Nathaniel Witherell for their kind care and compassion.
The family will be receiving the condolences and sympathy of friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford.
A funeral service will be take place at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 24 Wenzel Terrace, Stamford, CT 06902. The interment with military honors will immediately follow the service at St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery in Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to St. Vladimir Cathedral, 24 Wenzel Terr., Stamford, CT 06902.