Walter P. Orlik Jr., 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born June 5, 1929 in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield, he was the son of the late Walter Orlik Sr. and Cecilia (Kurzawa) Orlik. Educated in local schools, Walter proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked as a custodian in the Ludlow Public Schools for 20 years and was a communicant of Christ the King Church.
Walter loved all sports, especially baseball and the Red Sox. He particularly loved to watch his best buddy and grandson Curtis pitch. He also enjoyed his annual trip to Saratoga with Greg, Curtis and Paul Rugani.
Walter is survived by his son Gregory Orlik and his wife Denise of Brimfield; his daughter-in-law Carolyn Orlik of Minneola, NY and his grandsons Curtis Orlik of Brimfield and Christopher Orlik and his wife Shannon of Bayshore, NY. He will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law Helen Golaszweski of Ludlow. Sadly he was predeceased by his wife Clara Orlik, his son Daniel Orlik and his brother Victor Orlik.
Visiting hours at the funeral home are Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 2:00 PM until the time of the service.
Family and friends are invited to gather for Walter’s funeral service on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 3:30 PM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family.
Donations in Walter’s memory may be made to the Ludlow Baseball Association, P.O. Box 197, Ludlow, MA 01056