Walter G. Zygiel

walter zygiel

October 31, 1945 ~ September 25, 2022

Zygiel, Walter G. age 76, of Palisades Park, on Sunday September 25, 2022. He was born in Weehawken, NJ and was a Sales Manager for Abbott Diagnostic Radio Pharmaceuticals, Chicago, IL. Member of: Zamora Caravan No. 117 Order of the Alhambra Society of Nuclear Medicine, NJ & NY Registry – Radiological Technologists. Beloved husband of Aleta nee; Lewandowski. Devoted father of Lynee DeCandia and her husband Frank, Alexia Zygiel and her husband David Hodge. Cherished grandfather of Devin and Dylan. Loving brother of the late Johanna Rosica. Dear uncle of Brandon Fronjian and Christopher Fronjian.

The family will receive their friends on Tuesday 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Wednesday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in St. John’s R. C. Church at 11:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Funeral Mass: September 28, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visiting: September 27, 2022 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank Patti And Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Aleta, I am so sorry for Walter's passing. You could not have known a nicer, kinder,funny and caring person.He will be missed by all. Your suffering is now at rest. Rest in peace, Walter.

  2. Most of my favorite childhood memories involve Walter and being at 420 First Street. Aleta and Walter were our older cousins. Old enough to take us everywhere but young enough to always add fun. I vaguely remember kite flying in the trunk of his red car (back when there were no safety rules). After they got married and had Lynee and Alexia they continued to include me in anything that they did. One of my fondest memories is that Walter was always in the kitchen on holidays helping Aunt Vera cook. He reminded me of the galloping gourmet when I was a kid. Much love Jennifer (Jones Anderson)

  3. I have so many fond childhood memories of Walter. He and Aleta, were young adults when I was a child and they absolutely always took us everywhere and were kind, attentive and FUN.
    Walter, in particular, was always up for a good time. His red Comet was our transportation to countless day trips and special everyday moments.
    One such moment came flooding back today. Walter and Aleta took us for ice cream and the car radio was playing (and it thankfully was not
    my Dad's favorite WNEW AM with Willism B Williams). I can still hear "I'm Henry the Eighth " by Herman's Hermits filling the car and Walter cracking us up singing along with a British accent
    Walter and Aleta seemed like celebrities to me. I was 6 when they got married and I was soooo impressed. It was like a fairy tale. I spent many hours daydreaming about how I would have a life just like their's when I grew up.
    Walter always took an interest in me and made ne feel special. He helped to add a little bit of magic to a little girl's life. I will always be grateful.

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