Walter E. Haberman, 97, peacefully passed away June 13 at the Acadia Center in Riverhead.
The son of Philip and Clara Haberman, he was born in Westhampton July 6, 1919, and moved to Aquebogue shortly afterward.
Walter, a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, served overseas in Central Europe, Northern France and at Normandy from 1941 to 1945 in the 864th Heavy Ordnance Company. He achieved the rank of sergeant prior to being honorably discharged.
Walt was a certified General Motors automotive mechanic in Riverhead for more than 32 years working at Crabtree-O’Keefe and Kinney Chevrolet. In the late ’40s and early ’50s, he raced outboard motorboats in many bays and creeks around Long Island and competed in the 1947 Hardwood’s Trophy Race around Manhattan Island. He belonged to the Isle-N-Ders Camping Club and was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Roanoke Lodge 462 for many years.
Predeceased by his wife, Dottie; three sisters and a nephew, Walt is survived by daughters Sherry Johnson (Roy) of Manorville and Dale Stubbings (Gordon Laird) of New Bern, N.C; two nieces; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors Sunday, June 18, from 2 to 6 p.m. at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.
The family suggested memorial donations may be made to a veterans’ organization.
This is a paid notice.