John M. Walters

john walters

June 14, 1954 ~ August 13, 2023

Born in: Brooklyn, NY
Resided in: East Islip, NY

John M. Walters passed away suddenly at the age of 69. John, or Johnny to his family, was a friendly and fun-loving person with many friends – friendships that lasted many decades.

John is survived by his Aunt Janice (Janice Sibilia), and his cousins Diane Moebus and husband Roy, Laura Mattioli and husband Joe, and Michael Russo. John is also survived by his first cousins once removed Richard Moebus, Michelle Moebus McCrary, Carmello Mattioli, Joey Mattioli, and Nicholas Russo. John’s parents, Jack and Rose Walters, predeceased him. John’s Uncle Nick (Nicholas Russo) and his wife (Aunt Joan), as well as his Aunt Janice’s husband (Uncle Joe) also predeceased John.

John was born on June 14, 1954. He grew up in Roosevelt, New York, moved to Wantagh and then settled in East Islip where he resided until his death. John graduated from St John’s University in Queens. After graduation, John had a successful career in contracts negotiation and contracts management which started in Sperry Corporation (Unisys Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin) and retiring from International Business Machines (IBM).

John will be remembered to us all as someone who loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. To his family, Johnny was always there for the holidays and was known for his interesting and amusing conversation. To his friends, he will be remembered for his adventurousness, his friendship, and his fondness for a good time.


Visitation: August 24, 2023 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: August 25, 2023 9:45 am

St. Patrick's R C Church Smithtown
280 E Main St


Washington Memorial Park
855 Canal Road
Mt. Sinai, NY 11766

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  1. So saddened to hear of John’s passing. A flood of great memories came to mind of our time at Sperry. We had so much fun. Gone too soon. Rest in peace John. 😔

  2. So sad to hear the news of John’s passing. He was a good friend, we had such good times & we have our wonderful memories of times with John. Rest in peace John. 🙏🙏😢😢

  3. I have so many wonderful memories of our days at Sperry and the corporate mixers. John was always great company and a good friend. Rest peacefully John, you will be forever missed.❤️

  4. candleMy buddy, John! He was a great man that taught me so much. He was always there for me, and I was always there for him. We had a great friendship. He was my rock! He was a smart, kind, and caring individual. He had a huge heart. We spent a lot of time together through the years and he will be greatly missed by all. May he rest in peace.

  5. candleTo our dear friend John, our brother … we will miss you tremendously, your laughter, your wit, and clever phrases such as “bloom dust”, your upbeat personality, your forever friendship and most importantly, your love. Gone way too soon. Forever in our hearts. Rest in peace, dear friend. 💜 Love, Patti & Steve

  6. John, you were a very special and faithful friend. Always had a smile for everyone, always there to uplift us when we most needed it and the one person i could count to be my forever friend. You will always be in my heart. We will see each other again.

  7. It’s not very often that you meet a really nice person in your life. Fortunately for us, we met John. We’ll remember and miss him.

  8. candleMy dear Johnny,
    I was very saddened to hear about your early passing today.
    We grew up together in Roosevelt.
    Our parents were best friends. Your mom was my godmother.
    I have so many wonderful memories of our childhood together.. You were like a brother to me.
    We had many laughs together, family vacations together.
    A lot of great stories and good times.
    I will miss you dearly
    Love always,
    Patty H

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