Ernest E. Walk

deer ALTAMONT Ernest E. Walk, 91, died Thursday, March 10, 2005 at the Albany County Nursing Home following a brief illness. Ernie was born in Palmerton, Pa. and moved to Altamont in 1944. He held various management positions in employee relations for the General Electric Co. in Schenectady for 35 years, retiring in 1975. After retirement, he did consulting work for Ellis Hospital and worked for WQBK radio for 13 years, doing the program, Garden Talk with Ernie Walk. He was involved in volunteer work throughout his life with his church, the community and Cooperative Extension. He was a former member of the Berne Knox Westerlo School Board and was a member of Noah Masonic Lodge in Altamont. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Hattie L. Walk; four daughters, Sandra Warner of Voorheesville, Carol Ann Miller of Brentwood, Tenn., Marcia (Penny) Sanchez of El Paso, Texas and Linda F. Plumb of Bradley, Calif.; one brother, Chester A. Walk of Sherwood, Md. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, George B. Walk and a grandson, Michael J. Coffman. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 18, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Altamont Reformed Church, 129 Lincoln Ave., Altamont. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the City Mission of Schenectady, 425 Hamilton St., Schenectady, NY 12305 or the Altamont Rescue Squad, PO Box 56, Altamont, NY 12009.


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March 25, 2005

Ernie was a very important role model for the community and for our family.  We met him through the Helderberg Rod and Gun Club.  His honesty, integrity, and willingness to lend an ear and a smile is what brought him closer to our family.  He lived down the road from us, and we would often visit each other commenting on each others gardens and talking about the outdoors or the Club.  He made close friends with both of the boys too.  They would help him with his gardens and other chores, then they would often go fishing or rabbit hunting there after for fun.  Ernie even got to know some of our other family members from Corning, NY.  They would visit each other each time they came to the area (Knox).  Erie even went to Terry's parents 60'th anniversary party last year out in Corning, NY to show his appreciation.   Our family thought very much of Ernie.

We shall miss you our Dear Friend,
Dave, Terry, Mike, and Robert Morseman (and family)

March 18, 2005

Dear Sandy, Homer & Laurie,
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. It's never easy when we lose someone so close to us. I commend you for the care & concern you have given your Father over these past years. You were always there for him. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Debra Vadalabene (East Berne, NY )

March 16, 2005

Dear Aunt Sandy, Uncle Homer and Laurie;

Peter and I both send our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on Friday as you celebrate Ernie's life.
Love, Lynn & Pete Kerr

Lynn Kerr (Basalt, CO )

March 16, 2005

May you rest in peace and know that we will never forget you. We love you very much. And to Nana, we love you and will be here for you. Be strong. Love Always, your Great-Grandchildren-Jessica, Tracy, Jenna, Danielle, Nick, and Zachary.

Jessica Chase (Schenectady, NY )

March 16, 2005

Craig and I are very sorry for your loss. I remember Ernie from when I was a little girl, living in Berne. My Dad, Bob Goetz, was also a Mason, and I heard him speak about Ernie often. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Robin Goetz-Shufelt

March 16, 2005

Dear Sandy and family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. I know he was very special to your family. my prayers are with you.

Jean Tomlinson (Loudonville, NY )

March 15, 2005

On behalf of the Master Gardeners of Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Albany County, I offer our sympathy and condolences to Hattie and the children. Ernie was a much loved member of the master gardener program for many years and we will miss him.

Susan Pezzolla (Albany, NY )

March 14, 2005

Dear Hattie;
Sorry for your loss. It's been a long time since we've seen either of you. We moved from Westerlo to North Carolina in 1996. I'm Vertie Gibbs' daughter in case you've forgotten us.
Although we're miles away we still like to keep in touch with our friends in the Hill Towns and around.
May God be with you and fill the empty spot in your heart.

Betty and Sid LaGrange (Ramseur, NC )

March 14, 2005

I am very sorry for your loss.

Nancy Lamitie (Altamont, NY )

March 13, 2005

We had the most enjoying conversations with Ernie when he came out rabbit hunting for many years at my parents place. He was a very interesting & unique man who we have missed coming out here the past few years. May you rest in peace, our sympathy to all his loving family.

Ruth & Tom Snyder (Medusa, NY )

March 12, 2005

Great-Uncle Ernie...
This is Dave Engler's younger son a grandfather myself. Time flies! I remember visiting you and Aunt Hattie on the farm in Altamont when I was a boy. I also recall visiting years later with my brother Brian when he was (I think) newly graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Love and sympathy to all the family. God Bless!

Gary W. Engler (Lansdale, PA )

March 12, 2005

I remember with fondness the good times I had visiting with Uncle Ernie and Aunt Hattie and my cousins when I was young. My sympathies to Hattie and the entire family. You surely will be missed, Uncle Ernie. Love, Peggy Engler Stahler.

Peg Stahler (Frederick, MD )

March 12, 2005

I remember most the hospitality that Uncle Ernie, Aunt Hattie & Linda showed my brother and me on the farm so many years ago, when I was just embarking on my Navy career. My deepest sympathies to you, Aunt Hattie, and to my cousins. Your grandnephew, Brian.

Brian Engler (Burke, VA )

March 12, 2005

So many fond memories. A true gentleman. We will miss him.

Ralph and Jan Miller (Berne, NY )

March 12, 2005

Uncle Ernie - Rest in Peace. Many, many happy memories from years gone by! My best wishes to you, Hattie, and to my cousins and their families. From your nephew, Dave.

David J. Engler (Philadelphia, PA )

March 12, 2005

I'll miss Ernie very much and our fun lunches and, of course, ice cream at Friendly's. God bless you, Ernie!

Marion Tortorici (Menands, NY )

March 12, 2005

I first met Ernie in 1987. We served on the Town of Knox Zoning Board of Appeals together. I immediately was impressed with Ernie and how he handled himself with people. He loved his family, his dogs, and his flowers. He gave me some beautiful lilacs which I planted at my house. I will always think of Ernie each Spring when they bloom.

My condolences to his wife and daughters. It was an honor to have known Ernie.

Robert Simpson (Knox, NY )

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