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Walter E. Higgins

November 30, 2018 03:16 pm

Walter E. Higgins 72, died suddenly on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

Born May 16, 1946, in Hunter, NY to Elsie (Speenburgh) Higgins and Theodore Higgins.

Walter was employed by Local 79 Mason Tenders in New York, NY for many years. When he returned to Hunter, NY, he ran his own business, Mama’s Pizza from 1983 to 2015 until his son, Alan took ownership of the business. Currently he ran his own lawn maintenance and snow removal business. Walter enjoyed staying active but during his free time he enjoyed many laughs with his family and playing Frisbee with his dog, Buster. Walter also enjoyed riding his Harley with his dog and friends from Yonkers Motorcycle Club. Walter will be most missed for his contagious laughter and the many memories he made with his family.

He was currently a member of the Yonkers Motorcycle Club, The Hunter Fire Company and a lifetime member of the NRA.

Survivors include: his sons Charles W. Higgins and daughter in law, Gail Higgins of Ravena, NY and Alan W. Higgins and daughter in law, Jennifer Higgins of Hunter, NY; five grandchildren, Alexander and Zachary Higgins of Ravena, NY and Owen, Jack and Isla Higgins of Hunter, NY; his brother, John Higgins of Hunter, NY; his sister Ruth Poehmel of Acra, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Also, his beloved dog, Buster who was his constant companion.

Walter was predeceased by his parents Elsie and Theodore Higgins, brother Charles Higgins, sister Clara Higgins, brother Theodore Higgins and sister Virginia Cline.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Aston Basagic Funeral Home, Main Street, Hunter, NY. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery in Jewett, NY.