Rest in peace Walt. Thanks for being such a good friend and mentor. many fond memories being on the trail with you. Fish & Game, pipeline, Land Use Planning. Great family,everyone a class act.
Walt was 'part of the family' by virtue of all the history he had with my folks, Dave and Mark Hickok, of striving to find the means of preserving Alaska's incredible attributes. All the while being such a true friend over many long and lively dinner parties and such. He will be truly missed.
I met Walter several years ago during my time as a Canadian delegate to the Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Working Group of the Arctic Council. He struck me then as a most remarkable person, someone whom I deeply respected, became very fond of and always enjoyed the brief times I was able to spend with him. A wonderful man, full of wisdom and generosity and good humour. We had some great times, some very funny times (an evening - and the somewhat painful morning that followed - with our mutual friend Norm Snow in Longyearbyen, Svalbard immediately comes to mind), some very serious moments - all good, all memorable, all still with me and wishing he was too. Deeply miss the guy and I can only imagine the immense loss to his family and close friends. He was - and is - a wonderful man. My deepest condolences to all who knew Walter for the loss we share. I only regret being unable to spend more time with him.
Dad -- we celebrated your last birthday enroute to your beloved Lake Minchumina. So glad we all went. Much love to you always,
And didn't we all have such great times....
Wonderful memories. Wonderful man.
My deepest sympathies.
Walter was very helpful and emphathetic to the successful effort to assist the Amchitka widows (radiation cancer victim-workers). His humble, yet wise input was priceless! May God bless him.
Walt will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. The imprint he leaves behind and contributions he made will live on forever.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
One of the most interesting, caring and active people I have had the pleasure to know and work with. What a wonderful life well lived. Those who knew you have a lot to carry on into the future. Thanks Walt
One of the last pioneer Alaskans.
A fine person who overflowed with ideas and insights. My condolences to Lisa and family.
I am so very sorry to hear of this special man's passage. I will, fondly, always remember him. He was just one of those that had something extra special about him. My condolences to his family. He was a tribute to the human race.
Walt, thank you for all you taught me, for the meaningful conversations that occurred around dinner tables, and mostly, thank you for Lisa.
I love you Dad. Thank you for the wonderful memories.