NASHUA — Walter J. ‘Jimmy’ Miscovitch Jr., 84, of Nashua, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2008, attended by his loved ones, after a brief illness.
Walter was born on May 22, 1924, in Boston. He was the son of the late Mary Ellen (Gordon) and Walter J. Miscovitch Sr.
Walter enjoyed a full life, as a professional soldier and government employee. Walter entered the Army in the summer of 1942 and served in World War II, the action in Korea and the Republic of Vietnam.
In 1966, after 21 years of service, Walter retired from the Army as a staff sergeant and began his new career as a letter carrier for the South Boston Postal District. After 26 years of employment, Walter retired in the spring of 1992. Walter was a member of the Thomas J. Fitzgerald Post Veterans of Foreign Wars for 65 years.
Walter loved spending time with his family of nieces and nephews, the children of his late uncle and aunt, Joseph F. Miscovitch Sr. and Toni (Johnson) Miscovitch. Walter shared his love of the outdoors with these children, 10 of them in all. He passed along his sense of adventure, teaching them scuba diving, skiing, auto racing, golf or just his time. The children thought of Walter, known to them as Jimmy (his middle name) as an uncle.
After Walter retired from the Post Office he pursued his interest in business, forming several businesses ranging from selling Amway to investments and real estate. The thing Walter enjoyed most of these times was traveling the countryside, meeting people and talking business. Walter spent his mornings for over 30 years in the same booth at Roland’s Restaurant in Nashua, reading his many papers and greeting customers and friends. He will be truly missed.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Joseph F. Miscovitch Jr., of Natick, Roger and Susan Miscovitch, of Tennessee, Theo and Joyce Miscovitch, of Nantucket, Wanda and Ed Pelchat, of Manchester, N.H., Rex and Elaine Miscovitch, of Pepperell, April and Steve Moulton, of Groton, Jessica Armstrong, of North Carolina, Russell Miscovitch, of Las Vegas, Nev., Phyllis and J.D. Young, of Acton, and Robin and Ken Hidenfelter, of Leominster. He also leaves many cousins.
There was a graveside service at the Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, on Thursday, May 29.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 03810-9929. Arrangements were handled for the family by the Hamilton-McGaffigan Funeral Home, Pepperell.