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Walter Cherniak

Walter Cherniak

Sunday, March 31st, 1929 - Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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Obituary

COHOES Walter Cherniak, 90, of Vliet Blvd. passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday August 22. Born in Cohoes, he was the son of the late Stephen and Pelahia Pawelchak Cherniak and the beloved husband of the late June A. Favreau Cherniak.

Walter was a lifelong Cohoes resident and a graduate of Cohoes High School and the Albany College of Pharmacy. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Walter was employed as a pharmacist with the VA Hospital in Albany and with local retail pharmacies and also worked for the NYS Dept of Health in the Division of Controlled Substances after retirement from the VA. A very active man, Walter enjoyed golfing, bowling, gardening and reading. He was also talented in carpentry and woodworking. He was a member of the Spindle City Historic Society and the Troy Chromatics.

He is survived by his devoted children, Stephen P. (Jeanne) Cherniak of Bainbridge and Daniele J. Cherniak of Cohoes, cherished grandson, Xavier Cherniak and many dear nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Michele Cherniak, grandson, Theodore Cherniak and sister Nadja Stroyen.

A service will be held in the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 105 Vliet Blvd Cohoes, Monday morning August 26, at 10:00 a.m.

Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Cohoes.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family on Sunday from 3-6 in the funeral home.

Those wishing to remember Walter in a special way may make donations in his memory to Northeast Regional Food Bank, 965 Albany-Shaker Rd, Latham NY 12110 or to Spindle City Historic Society, PO box 375, Cohoes NY 12047
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 25th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 25th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Fitzgerald Funeral Home
    Address
    105 Vliet Blvd.
    COHOES, NY 12047
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  • Service

    Monday, August 26th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, August 26th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Fitzgerald Funeral Home
    Address
    105 Vliet Blvd.
    COHOES, NY 12047
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Agnes Cemetery
    Address
    79 St. Agnes Highway
    COHOES, NY 12047
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Affiliations

  • Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • US Army

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