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Walter Frey

January 9, 1935 ~ March 13, 2021 (age 86)

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SAUGERTIES – Walter G. Frey, Sr., 86, of 501 Commons Lane, died on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at his home, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Yonkers, NY on January 9, 1935 to the late Carl J. and Catherine Frey. In 1953, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. and proudly served his country from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1957. 

He married his beloved wife, Joan L., on October 24, 1959. In 1969, he and his wife, Joan, moved to Saugerties and raised their family. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan.

An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting and salt-water fishing and was affectionately known to many as “Old Salt”. A truly kind soul, he always left you with his signature phrase, “I’ll see you when I look at you!”

Survivors include his daughter, Lori Ann Frey, with whom he resided; a son, Walter G. Frey, Jr., of Venice, Florida; his beloved cousin, John Schmid (Marina), of Germantown; a sister, Marie Peluso, of Yonkers, a brother-in-law, Robert T. VanTassell, Jr., of Alabama; several nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Carl J. Frey. 

His Funeral Procession will form 9:45 Wednesday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, cor. of John and Lafayette St., Saugerties, thence to St. Mary of the Snow Roman Catholic Church where a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Rev. Christopher Berean, pastor. Burial will follow in the Blue Mountain Cemetery, Saugerties. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, with face covering and social distancing mandates observed. Memorial contributions may be made in Walter's name to the St. Jude Children's  Research Hospital. Further obituary information and condolences may be shared on his Tribute Wall at




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March 16, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc.
45 John Street
Saugerties, NY 12477

March 16, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc.
45 John St.
Saugerties, NY 12477

Mass of Christian Burial
March 17, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Mary of the Snow Church

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