Obituary of Walter Motchnik
Walter E. “Botch” Motchnik passed away unexpectedly at home on October 9 in Trenton, NJ at the age of 66.
Walter is survived by his mother, AnnaMarie Motchnik; dearly loved wife of 41 years, Teresa Motchnik; children, Autumn and Daniel Matko, Daniel and Amy Motchnik, Gregory and Jennifer Motchnik, Carlos Mendoza (Caroline), Lawrence and Elizabeth Motchnik, and Michael Motchnik and Barbara Bianchi; siblings, Paul Motchnik and Belinda Briscoe, Stephen and Tazuko Motchnik, and Karen and Philip DeMola; Grandchildren, Samantha Sadley and Anthony Smith, Devon and Diana Vono, Marcus, Gianna, Lawrence, Alexandra, Grace, Nathan, Emily, Elliot, Gregory and AnnaMarie; Goddaughter Valerie DeMoloa; a host of nieces and nephews and a very large extended family. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Motchnik; and daughter, Caroline Motchnik.
Walt graduated from Steinert High School and was a lifelong resident of Trenton.
Walt was the Superintendent of Weights and Measures for the City of Trenton for over 35 years and an employee for over 40 years. He was the Treasurer and longtime member of Afscme Local 2281 and an active member of the Weights and Measures Association of New Jersey. He was often referred to as “Coach Walt” by the hundreds of ballplayers he managed and coached over the decades at the 6/11 Little League. He was also an avid outdoorsman and musician who frequented the party boats along the Jersey Shore as well as the family cabin in the Poconos.
A celebration of life is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, from 4pm to 6pm, at D’Errico Whitehorse Mercerville Chapel, LLC, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd. Hamilton, New Jersey 08619.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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