Walter Kachmar

February 5, 1929March 14, 2013

Walter Kachmar a lifelong Yonkers resident, died suddenly Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at age 84. Born February 5th, 1929 to Peter and Catherine (Spak) in Yonkers. He graduated from Saunders Trades and Technical High School. He served in the army during the Korean Conflict, then attended Westchester Community College. He was employed by the Westchester County Public Works Department as a construction engineer for 35 years. Walter was the youngest and last survivor of 8 siblings: brothers John, Peter and William (his twin) and sisters Ann Kunney, Mary Werney, Eva Szyluk, and Irene Maurer. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Ann (Yurina) of Yonkers, daughters Mary of Yonkers and Debbie McDonnell, son-in-law Michael and adored granddaughters Jillian, Jenna and Jolie, all of Dobbs Ferry, and many nieces and nephews who will greatly miss him. Walter was a devout parishioner of St. Nicholas of Myra Church. He enjoyed golf, walking, game shows and the jumble, but mostly spending time with his beloved family. Visitation Sunday, March 17th at Whalen and Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Avenue Yonkers, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm, Panahida service at 4:00 pm. Divine Liturgy 10:30 am Monday, March 18th at St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church, 768 North Street White Plains, New York. Interment Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Nicholas of Myra Church. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488


  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2013

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Edward Applebee

June 11, 2013

Dear Anne and Family,
I just learned of Walter's passing and I am very sorry for your loss.
Walt and I worked together so much, especially on weekends and had many happy times. Walter was a wonderful man and I will always remember him.

Anthonyq D'Ambrosio

March 18, 2013

Ann, Debbie and Mary,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Anthony D'Ambrosio

March 18, 2013

Dear Debbie, Mary Jill & Anne,

We were very sorry to hear of Uncle Blondies passing but will always have fond memories of his gracious personality and endearing nature. We are certain all of the Kachmar children are watching over and smiling down upon their families while in the light of our creator.
May God bless all of you.

Karen & Steve

Laura Gomez

March 17, 2013

Dear Aunt Ann, Mary, Debbie, Mike and Family. I read my sisters tribute and it is so true. Those are some of my fondest memories of Uncle Walter too. He was the calm side to my Dad's go go go. When I was young I could not wait to get to your house and either go swim or in the winter sit in front of the fire place. I know the pain is great but he is surely sitting with my Dad right now twin Angel's . Stay strong and I will see you at the end of March when I travel to New York.
Much Love Laura, Jorge , and Mia .

March 17, 2013

Dear Debbie,
I hope the memories of your dad and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Praying for you, your mom, Mary and all your family during this difficult time. Love you, Josette and Philippe

Chiara Buysse

March 17, 2013

Dear Debbie,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
With Love,
Chiara, Tom, Autumn and Luciana

March 17, 2013

Ann and family,
I'll see you tomorrow at the funeral home, in time for the Parastas.

Tara Boreham

March 16, 2013

Aunt Ann, Debbie and Mary Jill- I am so sorry for your loss and so very sad to hear about Uncle Walter. It's hard for me to be half-way around the world at this time. I hope that Jenna, Jillian, and Jolie are coping. I keep thinking that he will be with my dad now- having cups of coffee and buttered rolls. Uncle Walter telling my dad how bad caffeine, bacon and butter are for him and my dad telling him that he is crazy for walking halfway across Yonkers and not driving to our house. I remember so many mornings waking up on the weekend to find those two sitting at our breakfast table chatting about their week.
Uncle Walter was so kind, gentle, and soft spoken. We always looked forward to coming over to play cards in the family room, or go for a swim and have a BBQ in the summer. Great memories of a great, loving Uncle. Maybe when he gets to heaven, he will hear my dad complaining that it took him so long to get there because he decided to walk. Much love from us on the bottom of the world. We are sending, our thoughts, love, and prayers. Sincerely, Tara, Glenn, Trinity, and Indiana.

March 16, 2013

Dear Mary,
Our prayers and wishes are with you and your family. In lieu of flowers will be making a donation to St. Nicholas of Myra Church.
Patty, Linda and your co-workers at School 29

Jacque Kochak

March 15, 2013

Ann, Debbie and Mary, we are thinking of you and wish we could be there with you. Miss you all! We will make a donation in Walter's name to dear old St. Nicholas of Myra - so many fond memories. Love you, Jacque and Greg Kochak and Natalya, Tom, Joseph, Emma and Amanda