Obituaries

Walter J. Belz

Walter J. Belz

Walter J. Belz of Greenport died Sept. 15 at Peconic Landing. He was 93 years old.

He was born Sept. 1, 1925, in Astoria to Walter and Sarah (Rice) Belz.

Walter served in the U.S. Army from 1943-45, where he attained the rank of private first class and earned a Bronze Battle Star in the European theater of World War II. He worked as a U.S. federal government procurement agent in Bellmore for 45 years, and lived in Plainview for 37 years before moving to Peconic Landing in 2006.

He and his wife Margaret married July 1, 1969, in Hollis, N.Y.

Family members said he loved travel and gardening.

Predeceased by his first wife, Grayce, in 1965; he is survived by his wife, Margaret; his sons, Bradley, of Manhasset, and Walter, of Teaneck, N.J.; two grandchildren, Matthew and Jonathan; and one great-granddaughter, Amelie.

A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Greenport, Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Garrett Johnson.

Memorial donations may be made to Planting Fields Foundation, P.O. Box 660, Oyster Bay NY 11771 or plantingfields.org.

Arrangements were in the care of Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.

This is a paid notice.