C. Paul “Skip” Walzak

June 27, 1941 ‒ September 28, 2016

Sunbury, Ohio

C. Paul “Skip” Walzak, age 75 of Sunbury, passed away Wednesday evening September 28, 2016 at his residence.

He was born on June 27, 1941 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Carl Walzak and Jean Adele (Mott) Walzak of Lockport, NY. He was a retired Production Inventory Control Manage for various manufacturers. A member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Scioto Model A Club, Model T Club of Columbus, Delaware Railroad Club and a former Boy Scout Troop Leader.

Skip’s proudest achievement in life was his family and raising puppies for Canine Companions for Independence. He enjoyed shooting guns at the gun range near the Delaware Dam and was very fond of a 22 caliber. Skip loved to travel and enjoyed traveling by train or taking a cruise and he enjoyed a good buffet especially if seafood was involved.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years: Faith (Lane) Walzak and they were married July 7, 1962; sons: Eric (Shelley) Walzak, Mike (Laura Mayo) Walzak both of Sunbury; grandchildren: Madison and Connor; mother: Jean Adele Walzak of Lockport, NY; brother: Thomas (Pat) Walzak of Lockport, NY.

Friends may call Friday Oct. 7, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury, prayer service at 7:45 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 with Fr Jeffry Rimelspach celebrant at the St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 275 Carter’s Corner Road, Sunbury, Ohio  43074.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Canine Companions for Independence, 4989 State Route 37, Delaware, Ohio  43015 or Ohio Health Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Walzak Family and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Faith, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time.
    Hugs from Probate Court.

    Billie Jo Propst

  • Faith,
    David, myself, and our girls hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    David, Kathy, Hannah, and Emily

  • Faith and Family-

    We are so deeply sorry to hear about the loss of Skip. Our family holds you and your family close to our hearts and prayers. God Bless. -Lynne Schoenling-Uhrich, Jeff Uhrich and Lindsay

  • Faith and Family,

    I am deeply saddened by your loss. I hope you and your family seek comfort in your many great memories. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, -Debbie Wells

  • Faith and Family,

    I am deeply saddened by your loss. I hope you and your family seek comfort in your many great memories. God Bless, -Debbie Wells

  • Faith and Family;

    I am Sorry to hear about the death of your Husband/Father. I will keep you All in my Thoughts and Prayers through your difficult time. Take Comfort in each other and Faith, if there is anything you need, friends are right around the corner !

  • Faith, We are so sorry about Paul (Skip’s) passing. You had a long happy marriage together. Not everyone is blessed with this.
    Thinking of you, Tom and Grace

  • Faith and family-
    So sorry to hear about Skip’s passing. Gary and I fondly remember times shared at St. Joan of Arc’s Fish Frys/art auctions, and enjoying Skip’s coin collection at your old house. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve. Take comfort in the wonderful memories you have created over your many years together. Love, Chris and Gary

  • I am sorry to hear of your passing Skip. I will remember our conversations at puppy class. I am honored to have known you

    Peace to your wife and family.
    Becky Rogers

  • Faith,

    My heart breaks for you. Wishing you strength in the days ahead. Skip was very special and I cannot imagine how much he will be missed.
    Thinking of you.

  • Dave and I treasure the time we knew Skip. We will miss seeing him at puppy classes with his smile and the love he had for CCI puppies.
    May God bless you and your family in remembering the precious memories of an amazing man.

  • Mrs. Walzak and Family, Sending prayers to help you through this difficult time. May God comfort you and give you strength.

    Your neighbors, Dave, Veronica and Bradley Allinder.

  • Faith,
    My sincerest sympathy on the loss of your husband. Prayers for strength and peace during this most difficult time.

  • Faith, you and family our in our prayers.. This is a very difficult time for you and Family. The Dogs will miss him, a great teacher and Coach. Paul and you great friend’s… Ken and Karen Szakelyhidi.

  • Faith and family, we are so saddened to hear of Skips passing and please know how much we love you and will forever treasure all of the wonderful memories we have made throughout the years.
    Having the privilege of calling Skip our friend is truly a gift we hold dear to our hearts. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers always. Steve and Jaci

  • Faith, So sorry to hear about the loss of Skip. You and Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take Care, Love Darlene M.

  • Dear Faith and Family,
    This is indeed a very sad day. We are so sorry to hear of Skip’s passing. We have so many fond memories of Paul. I remember that after he bought his first Model T Ford, I was honored to be the first person to teach him how to drive it, as its unique 3 petal transmission system is unlike any other car. He was a fast learner and was very excited about his accomplishment. He also fell in love with “Henry’s Lady”, the Model A Ford, a significant improvement over the Model T. Despite all of his many hobbies and collections, he seemed most satisfied with training companion dogs. What a wonderful contribution to society. We relish your 54 years of marriage, and hope to be lucky enough to make that milestone.

  • Dear Faith and Family,
    We were very saddened to hear of Skip’s death. He was a wonderful man, whose genuine joy for life was contagious. We will always treasure our memories of times spent together while you were at St. Joan of Arc, especially your graciously hosted cookouts.

    Sending our most sincere condolences and prayers for God’s many blessings of comfort and peace. Love, Romy & Bruce Riebe

  • Faith, I am so sorry for your loss. Jim and I will keep you and your family in our prayers. Teri and Jim Morgan

  • Faith, Michael, Eric, and family –
    I’m very sorry to hear of Skip’s passing – I have a lot of very fond memories of family trips to Ohio. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. -Rich

  • Faith,
    Our sincerest sympathies on the loss of your husband. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Jerry & Christy Myers