Walter HatschbachAugust 24, 1930 ~ April 14, 2017 (age 86)
To our dear friends and family,
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Vivian's father, Walter Hatschbach, yesterday afternoon, Friday April 14th, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Walter was born on August 24th, 1930 in Petersdorf and his family settled in a German town called Gablonz, now known as Jablonec, Czech Republic. At age 20 after World War II ended, Walter escaped Communism and landed in Munich Germany, where he worked for Radio Free Europe as an interpreter and translator. Walter loved traveling the world and embarked in 1952 to Brazil where he lived for six years. In 1957 he emigrated to New York and met and married his lifelong wife and companion Christine Hatschbach. He spent his career specializing in Import/Export finance and retired from Ferrostaal Group at age 60. He had an enjoyable retirement leveraging his six languages, while visiting his favorite beaches around the world. He is survived by his wife Christine, his daughter Vivian Maher, son-in-law Bill Maher, daughter-in-law Nancy Hatschbach and four Grandchildren, Arlette, Justin, Luke and Elise. Preceded in death by his beloved son Eric Walter Hatschbach and his five siblings.
On Tuesday there will be a private service for the immediate family at McNulty Funeral Home, beginning at 8 AM. Following that we will meet all who wish to join us for his funeral mass at 9:30 AM.
Mass for Walter Hatschbach
Our Lady of Assumption Church
Tuesday, April 18th, 9:30 AM
1634 Mahan Avenue, Bronx NY 10461
Following the mass, we will proceed to St. Raymond"s Cemetery for Walter's burial prayers.
After the burial, we will be holding a luncheon for family and friends around 12:00 PM in lower Westchester, details to follow shortly.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation for Parkinson's Research to the Michael J. Fox foundation.
In loving memory of Walter aka "Opa" on behalf of the Hatschbach and Maher Families ~
~ St. Raymond Cemetery plot location ~
Section: Mother Teresa