Obit: William S. Walter, 82, Born in Roslyn
Walter was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 on the USS Siboney.
William S. Walter, 82 of Telford, formerly of Fort Washington, died May 14 at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis.
Born in Roslyn, he was the son of the late Linford and the late Anna Mary (nee Franks) Walter.
Walter was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 on the USS Siboney. Following discharge, he was employed by Virnelson's Bakery for a number of years. He was a Brunswick Bowling Machine Mechanic for 40 years, employed with 30th Street Station Bowling Lanes in Philadelphia, Willow Grove Lanes, Willow Grove Moose Lodge, and the Thunderbird Lanes prior to retiring from that career. Walter was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church Family in Telford where he also served as the Sexton for many years prior to retiring for health reasons in 2010.
He was very talented with all kinds of wood working, and during his lifetime created several carvings including holiday decorations, full-sized Nativity sets, and a treasured large-sized carousel replica. Walter also loved baking and had an extensive collection of cookbooks and recipes that he enjoyed making.
Walter is the father of Barbara Anne Lynch (wife of Robert) of Telford, William Sellers Walter Jr. of Skippack, Joseph Kevin Walter of Forest Lake, Minn. and the late Cheryl Ann Walter who died in 1968. He is the grandfather of Caroline and Matthew Lynch and Brett Walter, brother of Charles Walter of Warminster and the late Linford S. Walter Jr., and Anna Mary Giroud of Willow Grove, and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
A service is scheduled today from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 295 S. Main St. Telford. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn.
Remembrances in his name to the Grace United Methodist Church Memorial Fund at the above address would be appreciated.
Tributes may be made at www.UrbanFuneralHome.com