Walter “Wally” Eisenhauer

Walter "Wally" Eisenhauer - Rochester Cremation
It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of our beloved father, husband, and grandfather. Born on December 26, 1939, Wally passed away peacefully at home on May 30, 2024, with his wife of 62 years by his side.
Walt is survived by the love of his life, his wife Helen, as well as his children: Michele (Russell) Johnson, Evelyn (Patrick) Lloyd, Gretchen, and Jacob. He is also remembered by his brother William, sister Susan, brother-in-law John (Pat) Stauber, and his grandchildren: Nathaniel (Anj), Wyatt, Cody, Caitlyn, Macyn, Brynn, and Logan. He is predeceased by his parents, Walter and Maria, and his brother Arthur.
Walt grew up in Irondequoit, NY, where he developed a passion for building cars and airplanes. He proudly served as an Army veteran and later became a Local 13 pipefitter and plumber. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to become a mechanical contractor and eventually acquire the Brockport Airport (Ledgedale Airpark), where he pursued his love of aviation into retirement.
Walt’s life was enriched by his love for camping, fishing, aviation, boats, cars, and hockey. He cherished time spent with his friends and grandchildren, always eager to embark on new adventures. A brilliant problem solver and hard worker, Walt was a dedicated father and grandfather, always ready to support and guide his family.
Walt was devoted to his friends, often organizing trips and activities that brought joy and excitement to their lives. He valued every moment shared with them, leaving behind a legacy of cherished memories and deep friendships.
Walt’s legacy will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. His unwavering dedication to his family, his passion for life, and his generous spirit will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of the VA- Home Base Primary Care, especially Mike Lindner and the caregivers for their support, compassion, and kindness.
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday June 12, 2024, at the Ledgedale Airpark 21 Eisenhauer Drive Brockport, NY 14420 from 3pm- 7pm in the big hangar on the South side of Eisenhauer Drive.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Veteran Affairs (VA) Home Base Primary Care- 400 Fort Hill Avenue, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1159

20 Condolences

  1. Karen Eisenhauer on June 6, 2024 at 3:29 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss Gretchen. Sending prayers for peace to you and your family.
    Karen & Tommy Eisenhauer

    • Dorrie maynard on June 6, 2024 at 3:38 pm

      So sorry to hear,he was a wonder & kind man. Always laid back & chill. May he rest in eternal peace.

  2. Sandy Lombardini on June 6, 2024 at 5:21 pm

    To all the Eisenhauer’s I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing I remember his kindness may he rest in peace
    Sincerest sympathy,
    Sandy & Vince Lombardini

  3. Danielle Windus Cook on June 6, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    Sending love and sympathy to Gretchen and her family. Wally had such a big heart. Hoping you can treasure all those great memories.
    Danielle Windus Cook

  4. Cathy(Dolan ) Ignizio on June 6, 2024 at 9:04 pm

    I am so very sorry 😢 to the entire family I have so many wonderful memories growing up around the Eisenhauer household. Walt and Helen always made me feel like one of their own children. I’m sending everyone a big hug I’m so very sorry.

  5. Denise Pearson on June 6, 2024 at 10:05 pm

    Thinking of you Gretchen and your family. So blessed to having known your dad. He was a kind generous loving soul. Our prayers are with you💕

  6. Lani Marciniak on June 6, 2024 at 11:01 pm

    I’m so very very sorry to hear this! I remember with such fondness how Helen and Wally welcomed my boys and myself into their home! I remember Wally setting up generator during the ice storm so Helen could cook her famous meals. I remember Wally putting in a higher toilet and guard rails for me when I had double knee replacement. He was a wonderful man with a great smile. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family especially Helen and Jake whom I was closest to. You will be missed by your loving family, I’m so sorry for your pain.

  7. Shawn Bray on June 7, 2024 at 8:13 am

    To the Family: So sorry to hear about your loss. I worked very closely with Walt at Ledgedale Airpark while an engineer at Passero Associates. We partnered on so many successful projects…the Runway Extension, the “big hangar”, extending public water, and paving Eisenhauer Drive were just a few. I considered Walt a friend and not just a client
    as he treated me well and with respect. I always enjoyed our lunch time meetings in Brockport where we got to “solve some of the worlds problems” and probably created a few new ones. Sorry again, and thanks for listening, His jolly personality will be missed for sure.

  8. DENNY MAYNARD on June 7, 2024 at 1:59 pm


  9. Jeff sable on June 7, 2024 at 4:23 pm

    Sorry for your lose , I’m happy to have met wally years ago, such a great person . May he rest in peace with love and amazing memories for all of us to share with love .

  10. Rita Jones on June 7, 2024 at 11:57 pm

    My prayers are with your family. Wally was a gentleman. He loved deeply his family. RIP Wally

  11. Charlie Brodie on June 8, 2024 at 7:38 pm

    I knew Walt hardly at all but no matter. He was a kindred spirit. No more airport headaches to endure. Rest in peace Walt.

  12. Isolde B. Vogel on June 9, 2024 at 5:22 am

    We are so sorry for your loss! We were lucky to be able to spend a wonderful time with both your parents here in Germany some years ago. Your family will be in our hearts forever. Sending much love from Wiesental. 💔

  13. Joan Brandenburg on June 9, 2024 at 1:23 pm

    The Veterans Outreach Center extends our deepest sympathy in Walter’s passing.
    W acknowledge and are truly grateful for his service to our country.

  14. Tom and Judy Zdanowski on June 9, 2024 at 4:07 pm

    You are in our prayers! Helen send me an e-mail some time, please.
    Judy Muhs Zdanowski

  15. Jim Vegard on June 9, 2024 at 9:10 pm

    To Walt’s Family, Please accept my condolences, truly sorry to read of Walt’s passing. I first meet Walt in the mid-70’s, working for a local wholesaler, well it was the beginning of a nice relationship/friendship that continued for almost 40 years. He had a certain way about himself, that’s hard to explain,, but very good & funny way, I’ll always remember time doing business with him, especially talking hockey. God Bless.

  16. Mike Lindner, R.N. Rochester VA Home Base Primary Care on June 10, 2024 at 4:19 pm

    Dear Gretchen, Mrs. Eisenhauer, and family,
    I ,as well as my HBPC colleagues thank you for the privilege of caring for Mr. Eisenhauer. He indeed was a character and always made the teams’ visits very special.
    The devotion, the love, and care which Gretchen and her siblings provided to Walter were heart warming and quite frankly something which I often times do not see.
    May you all find peace knowing that your Dad is at peace and that the quality of live your Dad was able to enjoy by remaining in his home was by far the greatest gift you could ever have given him.

  17. Butch Armes on June 11, 2024 at 8:50 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families. Walt was a great person and will be missed greatly.

  18. Mike and Steph Faske on June 12, 2024 at 9:08 am

    My husband and I never met Walt, but we have known Jake for a couple years and we are very sorry to hear about the passing of his dad. Sending love and hugs to the whole Eisenhauer family.

  19. Gene and Carol Inzana on June 12, 2024 at 4:47 pm

    HI Helen, I am very sorry to hear about Walt passing away. He was always a good friend. I leaned the trade from him, Know that you are in our prayers.

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