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Walter G. Mau, Jr.
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church
    PO Box 273
    Central Bridge, NY 12035

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“I am sorry to learn of Mr. Mau's passing. He was a wonderful man always with a kind word to say. May your memories of him comfort you at this time. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: MICHELLE HOLCOMB - WORCESTER, NY

“I was shocked to learn on Walts passing. My prayers are with you and all of your family. Love Clara ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Clara Potter - Preston Hollow, NY

“So sorry to hear of Walt's passing. He was a special man and will be missed, but fondly remembered by his family and friends. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Charlotte M Grossbeck - NC

“I am so sorry for your loss. A lot of memories of Booster Cub, dinners, sport related events with you both. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Collins - NY - friend

“Pat and Family, Bob and I are sorry to hear about the passing of Walter. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time . Eileen and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Robert and Eileen Evans - FL

“We are so sorry to hear of Walt's passing. He was a great person. Ready to help anyone with anything at a moments notice. He was truly a blessing...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Bev & Hal Buddle - Cobleskill, NY

“Dear Pat, Walt will be sadly missed by so many people. He was a great friend and always had a smile on his face, no matter what. I am so sorry for...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Don & Nancy Nelson - Richmonville, NY

“Very sorry to hear of the loss to all the Mau family. Doris & I send our deepest sympathy to you all. God Bless You. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Doris & Dick Veith - Cobleskill, NY

“Dear Pat & family Walt & I worked side by side for many years, after he helped me to get started on my programming journey. We shared a lot of...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: John La Vance - Pensacola, FL

“Pat: You and walt were a great role model for any and all who knew you and Walt, as to what two people who can be married for as long as you have...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Kay Thorington - Rogersville, TN

“Barb, Tony, and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you during this tough time. Jim. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Hamilton - Berne, NY - friend

“Pat, Sue and I were so sad to hear of Walt's passing, He was an exceptional man, The Turkey Dinner memories we will always treasure, Our...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin and Susan Hicks - NY

“So sorry to hear of your loss. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Randy and April Johnson

“Dear Pat & Families ~ We are so sorry to learn of Walt's passing, and send our sincere sympathy and condolences. A hard working church member,...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Sharon L. Aitchison - Cobleskill, NY

“Uncle Walter was a wonderful and special man that will be dearly missed. My deepest sympathy to Aunt Pat and the family. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Christina Boehler - NY - Family

“Pat, Walt was someone special and will be missed very, very much. Our love and prayers are with all of you at this time. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Neil and Ruth Haskin - FL

“Barb , Tony and Nick,We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family at this time. ...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Sandee and Mike Murphy - Altamont, NY


Cobleskill- Walter G. Mau, Jr., 80, of Mineral Springs Road, died Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

Born July 12, 1933 in Cobleskill, he was a son of Mabel (Wilday) and Walter G. Mau, Sr. A lifelong area resident, Walter graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1951.

Walter retired from General Electric where he was a manufacturing engineer for thirty-three years. He had also been a farmer for several years.

He was a member of the Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Central Bridge, where he devoted many hours on the church council. Walter was also a member of the Free & Accepted Masons Lodge #394 in Cobleskill and served as past treasurer, and was an active member of Habitat for Humanity, assisting in building three homes.

Survivors include his wife: Patricia (Thorington) Mau, whom he married May 29, 1954; four children: Barbara (Anthony) Kossmann of Altamont, Steven Mau of Seattle, WA, Mark (Jeanne) Mau of Cobleskill, and Matthew (Lisa) Mau of Scotia; two brothers: Herman Mau of Schenectady, and Henry Mau of Cobleskill; and six grandchildren: Michelle (Kevin) Mara of NY City, Nickolas Kossmann of Altamont, Gretchen, Analiese, and Warren Mau all of Cobleskill, and Joshua Mau of Scotia.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Central Bridge, with Rev. Steffen Zehrfus officiating. A period of visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Friday, at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill. A Masonic service will be held at 7 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the funeral service and private inurnment will be in Zion Rural Cemetery, Seward, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 273, Central Bridge, NY 12035.