Walter Schoonmaker, Sr.

Walter I Schoonmaker, Sr.

1950 - 2020

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Walter I Schoonmaker, Sr. Forestburgh, NY Mr. Walter I. Schoonmaker of Forestburgh, NY, died, Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, PA. He was 70. He was born on March 11, 1950 in Middletown, NY to the late Charles Irving Schoonmaker and Mae Irene Sargeant Schoonmaker. He worked as a mechanic for Empire Forklift in Bloomingburg, NY. Walter was married to his loving wife, Sandra L. VanHorn for 38 years until her passing. A family statement read: “Dad was a motorcycle enthusiast and loved auto racing and camping. He will be greatly missed.” Survivors are: His loving children: Casey E. Van Horn, Adam Schoonmaker, Cheryl Schoonmaker Shafer and Walter I Schoonmaker, Jr. Grandchildren: Grace N. Hoose, Gavin Schoonmaker, Allison Schoonmaker, Emma Schoonmaker, Caleb Shafer and Olivia Schoonmaker. His siblings: Kevin Schoonmaker, Charles Schoonmaker, Terri Schoonmaker and Ted Morris. Also several nieces & nephews: There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Cremation will be held at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA Arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. For additional information or to send a condolence note to the family please visit