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Obituary - Walter K. Mintel, Jr.

Walter K. Mintel, Jr.

Date of Passing: October 11th, 2013

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In his memory, donations may be made to the local chapter of the American Heart Association.

Walter K. Mintel, Jr., 79, of Deerfield, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. He was born January 24, 1934, in Syracuse, the son of the late Walter K. and Helen (Gay) Mintel and was educated in Syracuse schools. He owned and operated Caution Equipment Co. in Sangerfield until it was sold. He later worked for a short period at FIS in Oriskany, until his health became prohibitive. Walter enjoyed working on his land and fishing when he could get the chance. At one time he was married to Isabelle Lanphere with whom he had four children, Walter K. (Stephanie) Mintel of FL, Jodel Mintel of Astoria, Guy A. (Penny) Mintel of Madison and Michelle (Alan) Visitacion of NJ. In 1975, he married JoAnne E. Rapavi and leaves a stepdaughter, Nicole' (Todd) Spalding of NJ; grandchildren, Frank Eckrich, April, Heather and Sharon Mintel, Marne' and Sophia Spalding and Rachel and Matt Visitacion; seven great grandchildren; and a special cousin, Tim (Anne) Etter of DeRuyter. Per his wishes there will be no services or visitation. Arrangements are under the guidance of the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., Utica/New Hartford.


I am so sorry for your loss. May "the God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God's Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.

Mintel Family, Veronica and I were very sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and cousin Walt. I have added you and your family to my daily prayer list. And, when I attend mass on Sunday, I will add you and your family to our parish book of prayers. May our Good Lord watch over, bless, protect and comfort you and your family as you endure this difficult, trying and sad time in your lives. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family in your time of loss and sorrow. God Bless. Rob & Veronica Sherman
Rob & Veronica Sherman

Wanted to let you all know how sorry I am to hear that Walt has passed on. He was a great guy and very easy to work for at Caution Equipment. Keep all those great memories close to your heart! I am thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Shari Conte Ramsey
Shari Conte Ramsey

so sorry but at least the suffering is over,he had been sick for so long.
Cecelia McAllister

Grandpa Mintel will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts & prayers are with Grandma, as well as the rest of the family. X♥X♥'s to all.
The Eckrich's