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Obituaries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, July 24, 2008

Paul G. Mueller

GUILDERLAND — Paul Mueller, an ever jolly fisherman, died on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. He was 90.

Born in the final year of the first world war, Mr. Mueller came of age in New Jersey and joined the Navy at the start of the second world war.

He built his career in his family’s business, serving as president of Arped Precision Corp. in Westwood, N.J.

A committed Yankees fan, Mr. Mueller would watch the games on TV, said his daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Mueller. “If he had to stay up until midnight to watch it, he would,” she said.

Indeed, “fishing and the Yankees” were his favorite pastimes, Mrs. Mueller said. “He always loved the lake, always loved fishing.” He passed on his knowledge of the outdoors generously, being active with the Boy Scouts in Pascack Valley for more than 70 years, and earning the highest rank in the organization — Eagle Scout. He was also awarded the Silver Beaver for his work as a leader in the Scouts.

Also a long-time member of the Church of the Assumption, Mr. Mueller was active in the congregation for over 50 years.

“He was a jokester,” Mrs. Mueller said. “He always had everybody laughing.”


Mr. Mueller is survived by his wife, Frances A. Ryan Mueller. He is also survived by his son, Paul Mueller, and his wife, Mary Ann, as well as four grandchildren, Christa, Derek, Dustin, and Colin, and by his great-granddaughter, Allyson.

A memorial mass will be held on Aug. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Madeleine Sophie Church, 3500 Carman Rd. in Guilderland. A private burial with military honors will be in Saratoga National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Hospice, 315 South Manning Boulevard, Albany, NY 12208.

— Saranac Hale Spencer

John L. Walters

WESTERLO — John L. Walters was a veteran who loved hunting, fishing, his friends, country music, and “his Lotto,” said his family in a tribute.

Mr. Walters died on Thursday, July 17, 2008, at his home. He was 79.

Born in Greenwich, Conn. on April 7, 1929, he was the son of the late Frederick and Elsie (Olson) Walters.

Mr. Walters was in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He then worked as a laborer with the Albany County Highway Department in Westerlo until his retirement. He was also a member of a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Connecticut and loved to fly and work on planes.

His companion of 26 years, Helen Lewandoski, died before him as did four brothers, David, Richard, George, and Fred Walters, and a sister, Elsie Nebel.

Mr. John L. Walters is survived by two brothers, Charles and Robert Walters, and three sisters, Ethel Brower, Irene Scheck, and Helen White. He is also survived by three stepsons, Wayne and Henry Lewandoski and Joseph Lewin, and by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Monday and interment was in the Rensselaerville Cemetery. The Cunningham Funeral Home in Greenville made the arrangements.

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