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Building a legacy

Glenville developer Walt Socha, 85, dies

Walter J. Socha, 85, of Glenville, builder of Shady Lane Apartments, Socha Plaza, and Socha Plaza South Professional Office Building passed away on December 4, 2013.
Walter J. Socha, 85, of Glenville, builder of Shady Lane Apartments, Socha Plaza, and Socha Plaza South Professional Office Building passed away on December 4, 2013.
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Early in life, Walt Socha realized that the strength of any good home rests on a solid foundation. As a first-generation Polish-American growing up in Schenectady, he toiled at many different jobs before finding work as a mason’s helper. That experience led him to start his own masonry business, which grew from building sidewalks and steps to foundations for homes. From foundations, Socha expanded his scope to general contracting. From 1959 until the early 1970s, ...


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