September 25, 1925 - August 8, 2021
Walter F. Brockway, age 95, of Burke, NY passed away peacefully on August 8, 2021 while at the Alice Center. He was born on September 25th, 1925 to Leah and Arthur Brockway in Malone, NY. He attended school in Malone before serving in the US Army during World War II. Brockway Electric was a fixture in the Malone area for five decades and a source of great pride. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 308. He married Mary Elizabeth Anderson on May 29th, 1948. The family moved to Burke in 1961 where they resided for the last 60 years. Family was the center of his life. Together they raised seven children and enjoyed their 15 grand children and 21 great grandchildren. Gardening was another great love in his life. Walter was well known for his annual crop of cabbage that he grew for sauerkraut and distributed widely. After retirement he built furniture in his workshop. His many masterpieces can still be seen in yards far and wide. He was a man filled with great faith, both in his wife and in God. He was admired not only by his extensive family but by nearly everyone he met. He attributes his long life to fried food and cigars, staying busy, and being surrounded by a loving family. Walter is survived by his children: Judy Dumont (James), Carolyn Brown (Steve), Margaret Coughlin (Brian), who all reside in Burke; Walter, Jr (Robin) of Chazy, NY, David (Susan) of Bellefonte, PA, Robert Brockway and his daughter Amanda. He was predeceased by wife Mary, daughter Cynthia Bowes, and grandson Thaddeus Dumont. He was the last living member of Leah and Arthur Brockway’s family. His siblings included, Marjorie, Francis, Joe, Leon, Gerald, Joe, Henry, Floyd, Eugene, Pauline, Gloria, Edward, and Shirley. Calling hours will be held at St. Mary-Murphy-Wilcox Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 12 at St. Patrick’s Church, Chateaugay. Burial will take place at St. George’s Cemetery, Burke.
Walter F. Brockway, age 95, of Burke, NY passed away peacefully on August 8, 2021 while at the Alice Center. He was born on September 25th, 1925 to Leah and Arthur Brockway in Malone, NY. He attended school in Malone before serving in the US... View Obituary & Service Information
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