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Walter L. Cyran
April 16, 1932 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Walter L. Cyran, age 91, of Holyoke, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Mary’s Meadow. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Walter Cyran and Gladys (Gwozdz) Cyran Makowski, and was educated in local schools. Walter was a Korean War era veteran of the United States Army. He then served the City of Holyoke as a firefighter for many years, retiring in 1995. Walter was a member of the American Legion in Holyoke, and was a longtime, faithful communicant of Mater Dolorosa Parish in Holyoke, currently Our Lady of the Cross Parish. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, supporting all Boston sports, and watching NASCAR racing. Walter is survived by his wife, Cynthia A. (Moraski) Cyran; a brother, Richard Makowski and his wife Anna of Holyoke; three nieces: his godchild, Patricia Makowski, Amber Cushing (Zach), and Juliana Cushing; and two nephews: Joseph Makowski (Nadine) and Michael Makowski (Brittany). The family would like to thank Dr. Patrick Boyce and the staff at Mary’s Meadow for their compassionate care of Walter. The funeral will be held on Monday, September 25th at 9:30 am at Our Lady of the Cross Parish Church, Holy Cross Avenue, Holyoke; please meet directly at the church. Committal with military honors will follow at 11:00 am in the Chapel of the MA Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam. There are no calling hours and the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home in Holyoke is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.