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Ken posted a condolence
Monday, March 29, 2021
It’s hard to distill down to a few thoughts over 50 years of interactions with this beloved uncle—and we would do so much better at this Sitting at a table outdoors together—but a few thoughts of Uncle Walter come to mind: One of my earlier memories of him is of his showing us a scale model of some building he had done in connection with his business, and I thought, “Wow, in this line of work, he created something all on his own.” He went off in his own direction. Marine days. He shared an amusing anecdote of how at one point he was the driver for—I believe it was General Marshall, and his superior one day said,”you know, I know the chancellor at Columbia University, if you might later have a hankering to go there.” Uncle Walter was flattered by the offer, but didn’t take him up on it. He seemed to do all right without that help. At a later time Grandma Em lived for several years with Uncle Walter and Aunt Jan. we all thank them for that. Although I didn’t visit them down in Florida, for several years Uncle Walter and Aunt Jan had this arrangement where they lived part of the year down in Florida, and the rest of the year up in the north. Uncle Walter handled this in a modest and practical way, without crowing about it. When it was fun and doable, they went down there, and then later stayed up north. In the summer of 2013, coming back from our daughter Alanna’s graduation at Ithaca (NY) we stayed with Uncle Walter and Aunt Jan one weekend at the lake. Although at this time he was already advanced in years, Uncle Walter said he always did a walk after dinner. I went out with him and we did about a mile around the lake. He kept active. His choices were practical, thoughtful; and he made many good ones. (Kenneth Meyer)
Kathleen Hoffman posted a condolence
Sunday, March 28, 2021
My condolences to all of Walt’s family. I have a fun memory about Walt! Walt was always self determined and independent! When Don & Brian set him up in his lovely new home next to the Auto Shop, it was the perfect plan for everyone. Except for Walt! He was having none of it! Back to his Lake house he went! It spite of many concerns, it was so wonderful that his family was able to find a way to make that work out safely for Walt! It was great that Walt was able to live out his final days at his Lake House as he desired! I’m sure Walt & Janet are enjoying a wonderful reunion in heaven!
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Saturday, March 27, 2021
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