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Walter H Falkoff

May 23, 1949 - March 27, 2016

Date of Service April 2, 2016

Funeral Home Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc.

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Walter H. Falkoff, 66, of Starrucca died Sunday at the Lackawanna Health & Rehabilitation Center, Sturges. His wife of 15 years is the former Lisa M. Keagy.

Born in New Haven, CT, he was the son of the late Harry & Anne Lawlor Falkoff. He was a graduate of Brandford High School and Salem College, W.V.    Walter, affectionately known as the “cod father” was a professional fly fisherman guide working in Montana, Wyoming and the Hudson Valley of New York.  More recently he had been employed as an executive chef.

Walter had a love for being in the outdoors and also enjoyed hunting, deep sea fishing, and crabbing. He was a varsity athlete in high school playing football and track and field where he set school records as a javelin thrower.

He is also survived by a brother, Ray Falkoff and wife Christy and their children Patrick and Kathrine and a sister, Judy Mercer-Falkoff and husband Bob and their daughter, Aleagia, all of Brandford, CT. Walter was fond of his golden retrievers, Laddie, Angel, Froto and Willow.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Laura’s Hope Rescue, 3385 Forest St., Hop Bottom , PA 18824.

Funeral services will be held Saturday in Connecticut. Local arrangements by the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. ,  Simpson.  For condolences visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

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