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Walter W. Sawanowich
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Walter W. Sawanowich
Branchburg, NJ

Walter W. Sawanowich, 91, of Branchburg, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2019 at Rehab at Rivers Edge in Raritan. Born in Pittstown, NJ on February 19, 1926 to his late parents Anna and Wesley Sawanowich, he resided in Flemington for 15 years before moving to Branchburg 37 years ago.
Walter was a proud member of the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on May 20, 1946.
For most of his life, Walter worked for the US Masons as a Contractor before his retirement in 1991. He was a former member of the Branchburg Senior Citizens and life member of the Reaville Gun Club.
Walter was known for his sharp and lovable sense of humor. He was an avid reader, enjoyed shooting his rifle, pistol, and shotgun, and took great pride in his fruit trees that he planted many years ago. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Palaikis; and his sister, Anna Galoviski.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 37 years, Estelle Starr Sawanowich; his dear son, Joseph and wife Linda of Hampton, VA; four loving daughters, Patricia Sawanowich of Youngsville, NC, Debra and husband John Buffi of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, Gail and husband Jay Buffi of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, and Karen and husband John Chant of Deland, FL; five cherished grandchildren, Michael, Tara, Katherine, Keith, and Rachel; twelve adored great-grandchildren; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held Friday, February 23, 2018 from 10am-12pm with a 10:30am prayer service at the Branchburg Funeral Home 910 US Highway 202 South, Branchburg, NJ 08876.
Interment will follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ.


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Visitation

Friday

23

Feb

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Branchburg Funeral Home

910 US Highway 202 South
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Service

Friday

23

Feb

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Branchburg Funeral Home

910 US Highway 202 South
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Graveside

Friday

23

Feb

2:00 PM
William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery

350 Province Line Rd,
Wrightstown, NJ 08562

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