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Walter Pylypiak

March 26, 1951 - November 19, 2023

Walter Pylypiak, 72, of Hamilton passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at Serenity Hospice Inpatient Unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital surrounded by his loving wife and daughters.

Born and raised in Trenton, NJ he was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Hamilton High School West and attended Mercer County Community College. Walt was a talented self-employed master craftsman who had a knack for working with his hands. He practiced his trade at several local small family-owned businesses. He enjoyed working in his garden and was a huge science fiction buff. Walt was all about his family, and he loved his grandsons more than anything. He aways had words of wisdom to share and he would always do the right thing.

Predeceased by his parents, Onufrij and Kataryna (Balinski) Pylypiak; and his sister, Christine Gomola; he is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Joan (Stolarz) Pylypiak; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Renee Pylypiak, and Amber and Lester Epstein; brother Gregory “George” Pylypiak and his wife, Helen; brother-in-law, Bruce Gomola; 2 grandchildren, Adam and Ayden Epstein; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 27, at 12:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Memorial Home, 2141 South Broad Street, Hamilton.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Me


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Walt was a giver, he loved life, he loved his family immensely. I know he loved his grandchildren to the moon and back. His smile kept you guessing all the time. We became friends a long time ago, we did a lot of crazy things together. Tons of great memories were made, never a argument between us. I will miss him telling me about aliens. I'm sure he knows now if they exist or not. Rest easy my Brother, say hello to everyone on our behalf. Oz


Nov 22, 2023

Uncle Walt ,

Thank you for your lifelong spiritual guidance in my life , our cherished memories together , the times we spent together , your legacy of being the best goldsmith I have every seen or anyone else for that matter for which you mastered your entire adult life , to overcome challenges and endure all the up and downs of being a solid role model overtime in which you gained my upmost respect!....RIP 🙏



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