The world has lost a great man.
Walter P. Markusiewicz, 99, of Yakima, died February 9, 2016 at Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima.
He was born September 19, 1916 in New York, NY. He grew up in Poland and returned to the United Sates at the age of 19 and enlisted in the US Army. During World War II, he served in the Coast Guard and retired from the Navy in 1977 as a Master Chief Petty officer.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte of 72 years, and daughters, Christina Hoover, Diana Ronayne and Donna Robertson; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.
A Vigil service will be held at Keith & Keith Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul Cathedral on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at 10 :00 a.m. A committal service will follow at Calvary Cemetery.