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Jane Waltman




Jane Catherine Chudzik Waltman


Greenwood, SC


Jane Catherine Chudzik Waltman, age 66, of Greenwood, SC, and wife of Commander Burton “Buzz” Jay Waltman, JAGC, USN (Ret.), passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at her home.


Born in New Britain, CT and raised in Newington, CT she was a daughter of Irene D. Zambori Chudzik of Newington, CT and the late Steven P. Chudzik, WWII Veteran, USN.  Jane was a Navy Officer’s wife to the fullest.  She loved to cook and entertain friends and family.  She was a master gardener, loved crafting, and spending time with her grandchildren.  Jane was a huge UCONN and NY Yankees fan.  She was a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Laurens, SC.


Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are her sisters, Carol A. Kastorf and husband Gary of Silver Spring, MD, and Susan I. Meagher and husband Donald of Kensington, CT; Godchildren, Michelle Buhrmaster Compton and husband Luke of Laurens, SC and Michael Buhrmaster and wife Ashley of Laurens, SC; grandchildren, Hodges Compton, Jay Lucas Compton, Wimberly Compton, and Whit Buhrmaster; nieces and nephews, Kerrin Nishimura and husband Gregory of Alexandria, VA, Douglas Meagher and wife Isabel of Berlin, CT, Michael Kastorf of Silver Spring, MD, and Christina Reynolds and husband Alvin of Lynn, MA; great-nieces and great-nephews, Grace Nishimura, Annabelle Meagher, Dean Meagher, Caleb Meagher, and Ava Reynolds; aunt, Alice Marino; and many beloved cousins including Elaine Asbury, Diane Byrum, and Kym Arter.


Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Laurens, SC, conducted by Rev. Alex D. Henderson. 


The family will receive friends at the home of Luke and Michelle Compton, 49 Colonial Acres Road in Laurens, SC, immediately following the memorial service.


In memory of Jane, memorials may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation at www.tunnel2towers.org.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.





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Right out of a storybook .. two of the most popular kids in our class making a life together. Inspirational!

Richard Grace Jul 9 2021 12:00 AM

Buzz, I will miss Jane so much. My heart aches and please know that I am thinking of you every day.

Judy Dumas Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

Buzz, I am so sorry for your loss! I met Jane in high school through my friendship with Deb Schindler (Bright). Jane always had a smile on her face and a sense of adventure, and an infectious laugh. My heart goes out to you and your family. Rest In Peace, Jane.

Laurie Zuckerman Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

Janes blue eyes, warm gift of hospitality and gentle and quiet spirit left a lasting and loving impact on our lives. We will always have wonderful memories of her in Newport and Atlantic Highlands.
In Christ, with love,

Dick and Cindy Price Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

Buzz, we send you and your family our condolences. We, and the entire SouthPointe community, share in your loss. I did not realize Jane was a huge Yankees fan, as am I. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you.

Arch & Nancy Harris Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

Buzzy I am so saddened to hear of Jane's passing. I remember you informed a lot of us that she wasn't well and I prayed for her that she would recover from her fight. I just watched the video and reminisced with some of the photos of long ago. I remember the high school reunion (that was the talk of so many) that you and Jane connected there. We were all so happy for you both! Just looking at the photos of your life with your family and friends....you looked so happy together! My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family and know that I am sending you a big hug through these words. xxoo Karen Charter Schmelter

Karen (Charter) Schmelter Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

Buzzy please accept my condolences for the loss of your beautiful Jane. Although words fall short, may my prayers offer some comfort. I'll pray for the day when you think of Jane with smiles and not tears. May God Bless you and keep it

Maria Lombardo Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

Our dear sweet Jane. So sweet, smart, accomplished and funny. I will miss you beyond words.

Jan Collard Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

We will forever remember our beautiful Jane with her crystal blue eyes, heart warming smile and infectious laugh. She was so special to us and we will miss dearly sharing all of pur Grayson's milestones as he grows up with her. Buzz, there are no words that could express how sorry we are for your loss. We love you dearly.
Love always
Ginger, Joe and Gray

Ginger and Joe Squillaro Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

Buzz - my heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Jane. It's been many years since Newington High......."those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end"......Jane's in your heart forever.....I know it's not the same as having her with you now, but I do believe you will be with her again in God's time. With sympathy, Beverly St.Onge and Family.

Beverly St.Onge Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

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