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WALTER JOSEPH BUKSZAR

March 14, 1930 — October 17, 2023

Walter “Walt” Joseph Bukszar, age 93, of Brunswick, went to meet his Lord on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.
He was born on March 14, 1930, the 6th child of the late John and Anna (nee Kovach) Bukszar.

While growing up on Buckeye Rd, he attended St. Elisabeth Hungarian Church. As a student at West Tech High School in Cleveland he was on the football team and ran track.

Walt was a stinker, at 11 years old he was learning the way of the neighborhood. He told many stories about how he’d run the streets. He and his friends would sneak into the zoo and play there all day. As a teenager he worked as a golfer’s caddy and whitewashed the glass for multiple greenhouses.

While working in Mentor he saw the love of his life strutting across the football field as head majorette. She was forever his girlfriend and they married on February 3, 1951, on a cold stormy winter day. Walt heard of a village where housing was affordable in 1957 (Brunswick, Ohio). With 5 kids in tow all under the age of 7 he jumped right in. A man never afraid to take a chance, a straight shooter, and never minced his words. He helped form the city of Brunswick and St. Ambrose Church.

Walt was a member of the Holy Name Society; the Knights of Columbus and was Grand Knight in 1962; served as president on the Democratic Club; on the Recreational Board he worked on bringing extended phone service to Brunswick; Citizen Advisory to the planning commission; Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals for 10 years and a member for 12 years; Chairman of Clean-up Brunswick Committee. Through his efforts the city was awarded the beautification award. Walt was also involved in youth sports and scouting.

He worked for the Plain Dealer, Medina Gazette, and Master sales and service. In 1973, Walt’s Pizza was established. The sole proprietor known for his home-made sausage pizza and spaghetti sauce. After 44 ½ years well into his 80s Walt retired.

You could see Walt on his bicycle through the streets of Brunswick. Ten miles a day. Walt was a resident of Brunswick and parishioner of St Ambrose for over 65 years. He always had time for family and was there to help a friend. Walt was a loving husband, beloved dad, grandpa, and great grandpa.

Walt lived a full and long life with no regrets. And enjoyed feeding ya all!!

He is survived by his sons, Tom Bukszar of Annapolis, Maryland, Joe Bukszar of Brunswick, and Rick Bukszar of Riverview, Fl; daughters, Jean (Doug) Hamilton of Doylestown, OH and Mary (Dan) Taylor of Medina; grandchildren, Brian Weimert, Karla (Shane) Pinson, David (Wendy Horton), Daniel (Rebecca Benthy) Weimert, Julia (Robb) Schieler, Michelle (Bryan) Spears, Joey Bukszar, Jarrod (Cherise Jarzabek), Sandy (Matt) Snyder, Rachel Bukszar, Automn, Scott (Nicole Kaufmann) Hamilton, Rashana Hamilton, Tammey (Benny Hansen) Hamilton, and Allysen Taylor; great grandchildren, Alexis, Walter, Brayden, Kaleb, Emmett, Cory Pinson, Kyra, Allanna Weimert, Evelyn, Bentley Weimert, Alyssa, Kelsey, Jacob Schieler, Mikayla, Connor, Logan Spears, Aiden, Payton, Jarrod Jr., Anthony, Colt Bukszar, Tori Johnson, Briana Bagby, Michael Jenacey, Adam, and Owen Hansen; In-Laws, Ray (Carol) Singleton of Groveport, Oh, Conchita Bukszar of Annapolis, Maryland; and Dear Friend, Charlotte.

Always to be remembered by those you’ve known; you remain in our hearts forever.

Preceded in death by his “girlfriend” of 58 years beloved wife, Mary; loving daughter, Kathy Weimert; granddaughter, Katlyn Bukszar; great-granddaughter, Tori Weimert; parents, John and Anna (nee Kovach) Bukszar; brothers, Raymond (Betty) Bukszar, John (Marge) Bukszar, and Raymond (Betty) Bukszar; and sister, Anna Marie “Auntie Rea” (William) Ginter.

Please join the family for visitation on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 1642 Pearl Rd (1/2 mile south of route 303), Brunswick. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 929 Pearl Rd, Brunswick followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment following at Westview Cemetery.

Donations will graciously be accepted in Walter’s name to St. Jude's, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, or online at https://www.stjude.org/donate/ .
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Visitation

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Saint Ambrose Catholic Church

929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Saint Ambrose Catholic Church

929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212

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Interment

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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