BRENTWOOD, LI/CROGHAN, NY ~ Walter J. Houppert, 85, of Brentwood, L.I., died peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, January 30, 2012, at Stonybrook University Medical Center in Stonybrook, Long Island, NY. Mr. Houppert had been a patient in the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stonybrook since 2001, prior to being admitted to the Medical Center.
Born May 6, 1926, in the Town of New Bremen, NY, a son of Clinton and Bertha Dicob Houppert, he graduated from Fr. Leo Memorial School in 1942.
He married Daryl J. Bush on August 7, 1948, in St. Vincent DePaul Church in Belfort, NY, with the Rev. Cosmos Girur, OFM, officiating.
A World War II veteran, Mr. Houppert entered the US Navy in May, 1943, and served until his honorable discharge from Sampson Naval Base on November 21, 1945.
Following the war, he worked on his father’s farm in Croghan, the Croghan Flooring Mill, and the J.P. Lewis Company in Beaver Falls. In 1947, he moved to Long Island where he worked for Republican Aviation in Farmingdale, LI, as a Machinist for 21 years. In the late 1960’s, he began work as a Home Improvement Contractor installing windows and doors, retiring in 1990 after being injured after suffering a fall at work.
He was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Brentwood, and was a member of the Joseph Loeffler Post 1006 American Legion in Brentwood and the IAM International Association of Machinists in Farmingdale, LI.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed hunting and fishing until suffering a stroke in February, 2001.
Surviving besides his wife, Daryl, of 63 years, are two sons, Randy and wife, Lise Houppert, of Islip, NY, and Calvin and wife, Trish Houppert, of Maryville, TN; three daughters, Pamela and husband, Bill Thurston, of St. Johnsbury, VT, Gale and husband, Steve Kahn, of Coconut Creek, Florida, and Holly and husband, Anthony Petrucci, of Smithtown, NY; 13 grandchildren, Karena, Gavin, Brianne, Ashley, Carissa, Joshua, David, Michael, Deanna, Matthew, Darielle, Hannah and Zachery; one great grandson, Abel; a sister, Beatrice Kloster, of Croghan, NY; three brothers, Arthur, Russell and Rodney Houppert, all of Castorland, NY, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley Houppert, who died in 1992, and Harold Houppert, who died in 2003, and a sister, Helen Thompson, who died in 1980.
Walter’s funeral will be held on Saturday, beginning with a 9:45 a.m. prayer service at Scanlon Funeral Home, 9791 Main St., Croghan, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Croghan with the Rev. Daniel L. Chapin, Pastor, officiating. His burial with military honors will be held in the Spring in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.
Calling hours for family and friends will be from 2:00-4:00 pm, and 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Beaver River Memorial Post 1663 American Legion in Croghan, 9833 Main St., P.O. Box 217, Croghan, NY 13327.
View Full Information → Walter J. Houppert