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Mr. Walter T. Huyck, 82,


Mr. Walter T. Huyck, 82, of 232 Kirk Rd., Laceyville, PA, passed away at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre early Wednesday morning, Aug. 17, 2011 after an illness. Born on March 13, 1929 in Deposit, NY, he was the son of the late Paul E. and Lois Flint Huyck.

Walter served his country with the U.S. Army during the European Theater in Germany from 1950-1952, then serving in the U.S. Army Reserves and being discharged in 1956. He was employed in Binghamton, NY for 20 years as a Pinch Press Operator with Binghamton Metal Forms and Binghamton Steel.

He and his wife, the former Alice Valentine, moved their family to her hometown of Laceyville in 1968. He worked with Valentine TV and Appliance for five years. He also worked for 18 years with Blue Ridge Cable TV before retiring in 1991. After his retirement the Huyck’s enjoyed spending their summers in Laceyville and winters in Old Town, FL until the summer of 2010.

Walter took great pleasure in spending time with family.

Survivors include his wife Alice Valentine Huyck of Laceyville; his son, Kevin and wife, Peg Huyck of Laceyville; and daughters, Heidi and husband, Robert Shaw of Seaford, DE, Bonnie and husband, David LaFrance of Newville and Diana and husband, Edward Havard of Laceyville. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren Ryan Shaw, Rebecca Shaw, Deanna LaFrance, Tricia LaFrance, Daniel and wife, Christine LaFrance, Adrenne LaFrance, Danielle and husband, Chad Ruhf, Erica and husband, Lanny Hotaling, Bryan and wife, Nicole Huyck, Katie Havard, James Havard, and Nicholas Havard. He also had two great-grandchildren, Ben and Bailey Ruhf. In addition, Walter is survived by two brothers, Clifford and wife, Eunice Huyck of Harpursville, NY and Fred and wife, Barb Huyck of Susquehanna, PA, and one sister Pauline Bowen of Windsor, NY. Walter is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and  cousins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters,  Rose Turner and Doris Williams.

It was Walter’s wish to not have any calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with his Pastor Rev. Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville with military services conducted by the members of Rought Hall American Legion Post # 510 of Black Walnut, V.F.W. Endless Mountains Post #3583 and Dennis Strong American Legion Post #457 of Tunkhannock.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements were made through Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St. Laceyville, PA.


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