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Walter F. Halat, Jr. of Mahopac, NY passed away suddenly on January 24, 2019 at the age of 76. He was born in Yonkers, NY on May 10, 1942, the son of Walter and Catherine(nee Jackowick) Halat, Sr. Walter was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. He graduated from New York University with a Bachelor's Degree and worked as an accountant throughout his life. On April 26, 1968 he married Margaret Strelecki and they were blessed with 3 children Ken, David, and Elizabeth.

Walter loved being outdoors doing his yardwork. He enjoyed doing his daily crossword puzzles. He and Margaret enjoyed many wonderful vacations together. Being a tax man he was always into his numbers and working out problems, always helping out everyone. He loved interacting with people. Whether it be out shopping or chatting with the neighbors. AND should we say loved his "JETS".

Walter is survived by his wife of 50 years Margaret, his son Ken and his wife Melissa, his son David and his wife Regina, his daughter Elizabeth Halat, and grandchildren Aaron and Ethan.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Wednesday, January 30th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM on Thursday, January 31st at St. John The Evangelist Church, also in Mahopac. A private cremation will be held after services.

In Lieu of Flowers, please make memorial contributions in his name to the American Diabetes Association (, or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center(

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