Walter J. Tuchowski
Walter John Tuchowski, 66, a resident of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Latham, NY, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in the embrace of his wife and children. He was born November 1, 1952 in Cohoes, NY to Walter and Catherine Tuchowski, now deceased.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Mary Daley Tuchowski; two loving children, John Tuchowski of Frederick, MD; Maureen Forman (David) of Alexandria, VA; adored grandson, Parker Forman; devoted sister, Catherine C. Nejman (Mark) of Latham, NY; goddaughter, Andrea Nejman of Alexandria, VA as well as Mary’s many siblings and their families.
Walt was a dedicated son, father, uncle and grandfather. He loved making people laugh, fishing and attending racing events with his son and father, hiking in the Adirondacks with his daughter and tossing grandson Parker around the pool. Walt was a member, lector and eucharistic minister with Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Latham, NY. He was a graduate of Cohoes High School and earned his B.S. from Russell Sage College. He began his nearly 30-year career with New York State Government at SUNY at Albany university police where he met his wife. Over the years, Walt supported various State Agencies and moved on to work for Oracle, KPMG and EMC2 before ending his career as an independent consultant, retiring to Cape Coral in the fall of 2016.
The family would like to acknowledge the loving care provided by the staff of Lee Memorial Hospital – particularly, the 6th floor oncology center and surgical ICU teams. Throughout Walt’s extended stay, so many people of Lee Memorial Hospital’s community provided exceptional care and comfort to Walt and his family.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 498 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Latham, NY 12110 with Father Geoffrey Burke officiating. Preceding the Memorial Mass, calling hours for those wishing to pay their respects to the family will begin at 9:30 AM at the church.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Walter John Tuchowski are suggested to Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 498 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Latham, NY 12110 or to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Ft. Myers, FL 33908. In lieu of flowers, Walt reminds us to hug our families. Time waits for no one.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.