Walter J. Hettwer

  • Born: April 20, 1934
  • Died: October 12, 2015
  • Location: Mahopac, New York

Joseph J Smith Funeral Home Inc

692 US 6
Mahopac, NY 10541

Tel. (845) 621-1992

Tribute & Message From The Family

Walter J. Hettwer, a Mahopac, NY resident since 1972, passed away on Monday October 12, 2015 at the age of 81. He was born in Brooklyn on April 20, 1934, the son of Joseph and Anna Meissner Hettwer.

Walter served in the US Army from 1954 – 1956. He retired from FDNY as Lieutenant in 1976.
He served mostly with 35 Truck and 332 Engine during his career with the fire department.

Walter was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac and used to call their bingo games during the 1970's. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. John P. Mooney Council in Mahopac, a member of VFW Post 5491 and American Legion Post 1080 both in Mahopac. He was a founding member of the Lake Casse Property Owners Association and a former associate member of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his sons, Kenneth and his wife Kimberly of Washingtonville, NY, Michael and his wife Stephanie of Yonkers, his daughters Mary Ann Maxwell and her husband Joe of Mahopac and Kathryn Stack and her husband Brian of St. James, LI as well as 7 grandchildren.

Visiting will be held on Thursday October 15 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday October 16 at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac with interment to follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley.


Condolence & Memory Journal

From Queens, N.Y. Walter was a good friend and neighbor with a kind heart. condolences to his family.

Posted by mrs. marie hausch - 18 eldridge st., NY - neighbor   February 23, 2017


Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time - may you find peace and happiness for the beautiful life that you had together.

Posted by Laura and Jeff Siegel - family friend   October 14, 2015

We had many good times. I remember our courtship, wedding, birth of the children - so very sweet. Then came the Baptisms, Communions, Confirmations and Graduations with the parties that followed surrounded by family and friends - such an honor. I remember our ski trips, teaching the kids to skii, our backyard pool and boating - we were very fortunate. Some of the best memories come from our camping getaways when there was NO PHONE or TV - so rich and peaceful. Love, Mary

Posted by Mary Harris    October 14, 2015

I'm so sorry to hear of Mr Hettwer's passing, my condolences to his family! I knew him from when I worked at the Plaza. May he RIP!

Posted by Katrina - Croton, NY   October 14, 2015