In Memoriam




SCHLEIF - Walter (Wally) 0., age 94, of Oradell, formerly of Bayside, NY, passed from this life, at home, on 1 June 2013.

Born in The Bronx, Wally graduated from Manhattan High School of Aviation Trades and was employed at Fleetwing Aircraft, Lewyt Corporation, B&H Aircraft, and then Brewster Aeronautical, where he met the love of his life, Vivian.

After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he worked for General Bronze, World Steel, and Fire Door Corporation. In 1968, Wally became senior construction inspector for Tower A of the World Trade Center until his retirement in 1984. He was proud to have been a member of the WTC construction team and after the topping out of both towers, with tenant inspection.

 He was a life-long member of the American Legion and a member of the Oradell Seniors.

Wally was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Vivian, and now is reunited with her. Beloved father of Raymond A. Schleif and Rita Molton of Staten Island, NY, and Barbara D. Pieroni and Andrew Kay of Clifton, NJ. Devoted grandfather of Eric and Kimberly, Kevin and Dominique, Gregory, Rachel, Justin, Jacqueline, and Richard. Delighted great grandfather of Ryan Tyler, who always brought joy to his Poppy. He wanted his grandchildren to remember him as happy, helpful, and always being there for them. During his lifetime, Poppy was true to his word, always giving his children and grandchildren his best. They were his happiness and his treasure.

The family will receive friends at Riewerts Memorial Home, Inc., 187 South Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ on Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral liturgy at St. Joseph's RC Church, Oradell, NJ, on Thursday at 10 AM. Entombment Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Wally's name for the maintenance of the 9/11 Memorial.



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