Walter W Scharpf, originally from Kingston N.Y. and a resident of Ronkonkoma for 53 years, passed away on September 1, 2021. Walter was a US Navy veteran stationed on a nuclear submarine during the early 1960’s. Following discharge from the Navy, he followed a career in satellite communications, working for Satellite Transmission Systems and Globecomm. In his sales position, he traveled to many countries around the world.
For 28 years Walt and Paula spent weekends and vacations at their vacation home in Southold, NY. These were fun filled years with their Grady White (boat) tied to the bulkheading in their backyard. Years of boating, beaching, biking, hiking, dining, visiting, and treasure hunting at yard sales.
Walter was very personable and loved to talk, as his grandchildren will attest to. He always supported and put others first. Walter was an avid snow skier, and enjoyed camping with his family. He also enjoyed researching new cars and could be seen in the evening with a car magazine in his hand while watching the news on TV. He enjoyed driving his Audi, a favorite, but also liked the BMW. He once bought a Sunbeam Alpine and won first place in a car show. Walter could do most anything. He was extremely organized, and once rebuilt a shed that had outside storage closets off the ground, since he could not change the footprint of the shed at his Southold house. He liked doing projects, especially with wood.
Most of all, Walter loved to be with his wife, children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pauline (Paula); his children, Jeffrey and his wife Gabriela, Kristin Von Eiff and her husband William, and Eric and his wife Sheri; his grandchildren, Cory, Timothy, Hallie, Chiara, Casey, Luca, Toby, Ryan and Noah, Brandon, Ashley, Corey; his great granddaughter, Natalie; and his siblings, Robert Scharpf and Elsie Saar; and his mother-in-law, Ruth Smith.
If you wish, in place of flowers, you may make a donation in Walter’s name to: The American Legion of Greenport, 102 3rd Street, Greenport, NY 11944 or Sailahead, 32 Greenhills Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746.
Visitation- Tuesday September 7, 2021 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at our West Sayville Funeral Home, 245 Main St.
Chapel Service- Tuesday September 7, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at our West Sayville Funeral Home, 245 Main St.
Closing Prayer- Wednesday September 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at our West Sayville Funeral Home, 245 Main St.
Interment- Calverton National Cemetery
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