Wlater A. Stenzel, 88, longtime resident of Baldwin, New York passed away on March 8, 2014. Beloved husband of Doris Ann. Cherished father of the late Walter S. and Jeffrey. Dear brother of Elise Cuba. Loving grandfather of Tara Fleming, Ryan Stenzel, Kerry Patterson, Alexis Carmelo and Jeffrey Stenzel. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. Retired Warden for the Nassau County Correctional Center. Reposing at the Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Road, Baldwin, New York. Religious Service on Tuesday, 3/11/2014, 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment on Wednesday, 3/12/2014 at Greenfield Cemetery (Leaving funeral home at approx. 10 a.m.). Visiting on Tuesday, 3/11/2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. fullertonfhny.com
Posted by Gary Peckett on Apr 17th, 2014I knew Mr. Stenzel through my parents, through his son Walter who I went to school with, and through him being a customer at Sam & Josie's Luncheonette on Church Street where I worked during my high school and college years. Mr. Stenzel was a good person and will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. I walk past his house frequently while walking my dogs and I make it a habit of thinking about the Stenzel family every time we walk by. On behalf of my late parents James and Doris Peckett and my family I express my sincere condolences to the Stenzel family.
Posted by Polly O'Toole on Apr 17th, 2014He was a kind man and great boss.
Posted by Lucille Palmieri on Apr 17th, 2014My heartfelt condolences to the family of Walter Stenzel. He was a good man and a wonderful boss. I worked for him at the Correctional Center and and we had many chats especially about the doll house he was making for his granddaughter. We shared a May birthday and worked well together. I missed him terribly when he retired. May he rest in peace with many prayers from many people. Goodbye Warden!
Posted by Denise on Apr 17th, 2014Oh Walter there will be an empty chair at Sonny's along with an empty heart. You and your stories will be greatly missed..
Posted by Linda E Manchin on Apr 17th, 2014So many years of knowing Walter and Doris and sharing afternoon cocktails and chatter and laughs at Sonny's... So many stories, so much old history and slices of life about Long Island's coast and waterways as well as the jail and politicians!!! He will be missed. An era is slipping away never to be reclaimed...
Posted by Colleen Olsen on Apr 17th, 2014Dear Ryan and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Grandfather. We have such nice memories of him. Him and your Grandmother always treated Jimmy as one of the family and for that I am truely greatful. I am sure he will be missed and loved by all always. Love, Colleen and Jimmy and family