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103-33 Lefferts Boulevard
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Walter Yurkus

Walter Xavier Yurkus

Saturday, August 4th, 1962 - Sunday, June 27th, 2021
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Walter Xavier Yurkus, age 58 of Scarsdale, N.Y, passed away on June 27th, 2021. He was born to Walter C. Yurkus and Helen B. Yurkus in Brooklyn on August 4, 1962. He lived in Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Scarsdale, N.Y. Walter had long and rewarding careers with Greyhound Bus Lines and the New York Department of Sanitation. He enjoyed and valued the brotherhood and camaraderie of his fellow workers in both jobs.

Walter loved all varieties of rock music and especially enjoyed attending concerts. He was a huge NASCAR fan, watching races weekly on TV, as well as watching several races in person. Walter loved all animals. He never met a stray dog or cat that he didn’t care for- usually getting them food, and often adopting them ! Walter will be remembered for finding humor in any situation and could bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Walter is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years Loretta Groller, his sister Barbara Steiger (husband Les) and brother-in-laws Ritchie Groller and Robert Groller (wife Joyce). “Uncle Wawa” will be missed and fondly remembered by nieces Meggie and Madison, nephews Matthew, Daniel, Stephen, Robby, and Randy, as well as 16 great- nephews and nieces. Walter was predeceased by his parents.

There will be a Mass service at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 61-27 71st St., Middle Village, NY. on Monday July 5th at 9:45 am. Following the Mass there will be a burial ceremony at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Humane Society of Westchester to continue Walter’s kindness and compassion for animals.

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    Monday, July 5th, 2021 | 9:45am
    Monday, July 5th, 2021 9:45am
    Our Lady Of Hope Church
    61-18 71 Street
    Middle Village, N.Y. 11379
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  • Interment

    Gate Of Heaven Cemetery
    10 West Stevens Ave.
    Hawthorne, NY 10532
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theresa ortiz

Posted at 11:08am
An amazing tribute to an amazing man and the beautiful life you shared, Loretta I am so sorry for your loss, I offer my deepest condolences. I will pray for you to find peace. Terry, Mike and the kids.

Deborah Watts

Posted at 08:54am
LG…… I am soooo very sorry to hear of Wawa’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family❤️Wattseroni

Ann Marie Borreca and John Costa

Posted at 08:51am
Loretta what wonderful memories of you and Walter. Our condolences to and family .Our thoughts and prayers . Ann Marie and John
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