Walter D. Enos

Walter D. Enos - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Greece, NY:  Walter D. Enos, affectionately known as “Wally,” devoted husband and father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2020, surrounded by the spirit of love from all who knew him. He was 88 years young.

Walter was born in Rochester, NY on October 14, 1931 and attended Edison Tech before serving in the US Navy for three years. In 1958, he married the love of his life, Josephine Farah, with whom he shared 60 wonderful years.  Walter worked for Eastman Kodak Co. Paper Service Division (Building #57) at Kodak Park for 30 years – happily retiring in 1991.

Upon retirement, Walter enjoyed traveling – visiting The U.S.S Arizona in Pearl Harbor; taking over the steel drums from a beach band in St. Martin; following Josie around the casinos in Atlantis/Bahamas and Las Vegas, boating in Key West and enjoying his favorite Mojitos in Miami. He loved spending time on the Cape visiting his grandsons where he participated in baseball, building Legos, coloring Easter Eggs, and just about anything else his boys wanted Grandpa to do.

Walter found much joy spending time with family and friends and could often be found relaxing with a favorite cigar and a Grey Goose on the rocks in hand. In his younger days, Walter enjoyed skiing, ice skating, bowling, and dirt bike motorcycling. He was a talented mason and enjoyed refinishing furniture, painting, and wallpapering. He loved music and his taste ranged from the songs of Frank Sinatra to the Eagles and The Who.

But it was for his sense of humor that most will remember Wally.  He was always quick with a joke, never telling the same one twice. He loved to laugh and believed that making people laugh was a way he could leave a little piece of himself in this world. No doubt he left many pieces.

Walter leaves a special legacy in having been a true gentleman – loved and adored by many. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Josephine F. Enos (2018). He is survived by daughters, Leslie Enos of Irondequoit, Barbara (Richard) Rymsha of Sandwich, MA, Margaret (Bob) Veydovec of PA; son, Ken Enos of Webster; brother Harry Enos of Avon; grandsons, John Rymsha, and Brett (Marina Ricciardi) Rymsha of Sandwich, MA; brother-in-law, Sam (Barbara) Farah of Greece. Walter also leaves several devoted nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

In addition, Walter leaves his extended and loving family from Crimson Ridge Meadows, the place he called home for the last two years.

When the world no longer requires masks, we look forward to celebrating and honoring our “Wally.” There will be laughter, good music, and plenty of Grey Goose. Until then, share a joke in his honor and smile knowing he is now at peace, no longer dizzy and delighted to be reunited with his beloved Josie.

Donations in his memory can be made to The Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Ave., Rochester, NY 14626; or to The Wounded Warrior Project.

3 Condolences

  1. Davies DiBuono on June 9, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Barb, Richie, Johnny & Brett-

    We are so sorry for your loss of Wally, he was such a kind, bright, wonderful, funny, and loving man. Anyone who knew him, was lucky to have been a part of his life. I hope that knowing his soul being reunited with Josie’s, brings peace and healing in the days ahead.
    We love you so much-
    Davies & Taylor

  2. Jennae Zobel on June 11, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Leslie,Barb and family ,
    I’m so saddened to hear about Walts passing. I have fond memories of your dad and my dad on their dirt bikes having fun! Most of all , I enjoyed Walt’s jokes ! When I think of Walt I picture only a smiling, Happy, red face after he tells his jokes ! I’m hoping this will bring comfort to all knowing he is still telling his jokes with your mom !
    Peace and comfort to you and your family 🙏❤️
    Love , Jennae Zobel (aka) Bowerman

  3. Linda Q. on June 14, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Dear Barb and family-
    Oh, how I remember your dad visiting the office of the Irondequoit Post, sometimes with your sweet boys, who we were happy to meet. He always made us laugh and lightened our days a bit. Then I would see him at Parkside Neighborhood Watch gatherings I “covered,” and he was always warm and welcoming, as he was when I would run into him – and sometimes Josie, too, in a store. Please accept my most sincere condolences. I have such happy memories of his smiling face, and know you have many more!

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