My mother and Walters mother were good friends and worked together at the Le Roy Sterling Diner. Walter and myself sometimes ate lunch together in that diner. It made me proud that I had once knew him after he became a well known poet. I emailed him after I found out he was in Le Roy for the 2009 reunion and that I was sad that I had missed him. He said that he planed to come back but that never happened.
Rest in peace Walter and someday I will know where to find you.
Gene Beaumont Jr. Le Roy Class of 1960