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April 24, 2014
I'm honored to be related to you, to be a huge fan of yours and to have the same birthday as your first born daughter. I've enjoyed watching you throughout the years and I feel privileged to be married to a submarine sailor of whom you reported on during the Three Mile Island disaster. You might be gone, but you'll never be forgotten and as I look at my own son I can see you. What a resemblance. Love you always...

-Corinne
April 12, 2014
To Walter Cronkite,
You were a very good reporter for 60 Minutes. My prayers go to your family and friends. Lisa Weiner
March 02, 2013
You Were Always There, During The Good, During The Bad. Rest In Peace, Mr. Cronkite. See You On The Other Side.
August 01, 2012
July 28, 2012
You were always the best, of the best. Thats why we shall always remember what you did. Your legacy will always live on. May your family always be blessed by our Lord and Saviour.
November 03, 2011
I would love to pass along this painting I did many years ago of Walter holding his grandson to his grandson. If anyone could help I would appreciate it. I am from Canada and can be reached at hock@sympatico.ca or on facebook
October 29, 2011
Finally, I can call you the "last true reporter of the news"...honest and believable for every word spoken, every thought represented and every story presented...you were the person I watched every night...I trusted what you said, because it was the truth...and you were able to convey your dedication and conviction of the story at hand. You will probably never know the impression you made on me or the "bar" you set for others that follow, but you will always know in your heart that you were true to your listeners and what you said was correct. I will forever remember the day you reported on the death of President Kennedy...to see the sorrow in your eyes and hear the tremble of your voice was more than I could bear..it is etched upon my heart forever. You are a stalwart giant in the news, and will never be replaced by anyone else. May you bring joy to the rest of your comrades in rest as you did to us in life. And that's the way it is..........
October 01, 2011
A very insightful man, so sorry for your loss. In the scriptures (Isaiah 57:15) we read: "For this is what the High and Lofty One, who is residing forever and whose name is holy, has said: “In the height and in the holy place is where I reside, also with the one crushed and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly ones and to revive the heart of the ones being crushed." These verses are very comforting when we lose a loved one. bjluv333@comcast.net
April 07, 2011
MEMORY ETERNAL!
December 25, 2010
This morning we celebrated Christmas. Our kids gave us a little ship inside of a bottle that read "The Mayflower" Merry Christmas cousin Walter.
May 05, 2010
I miss the way you would say the date
at the end of the program. I would tune
in every bithday to hear"And that is the it is June 10,1979 ex.
Thank you for bringing the news to household in american.
February 25, 2010
For Walter Cronkite
"The voice of honesty."

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~

Beverly Hills, California
January 31, 2010
I grew up with Walter Cronkite because my mom watched him. she is now 93 with alz. I certainly appreciate his news worthiness, since things have changed drastically. I am very sorry for your loss. We can hope to see our loved ones again, as promised in God's Word, the Bible in John 5: 28,29. Revelation 21:3-5 promises there will no more death, sickness, sorrow.
January 27, 2010
To The Cronkite Family: I am so sorry he is no longer here with us, but do know that he is still here with us in spirit. I pray that you all will be comforted by these words:

Try to remember that a GOOD man never dies; You will see him many times.
You will feel him in all things that are here out of love, and for love.
The person of a man may leave or be taken away, but the best part of a GOOD man stays. It stays FOREVER!
December 04, 2009
What sad news to learn that Walter Cronkite has been taken away from us.

His voice, his news reporting, was as solid gold as he personally was.

He left a golden legacy in his private life as well, and he will be missed.

May the angels welcome him, so that he may look down upon all the wonderful memories he left behind.

God bless him!
October 13, 2009
m y grandfather was a cousin to mr cronkite down the family line my great grand father got to visit with them his name was walter walrus cronk my grandfather has a letter that they got from them i was sorry to hear about him this a part of my family i have been looking our family tree i hope the family will see if not could some see that they get this please toina miller granddauther of robert w cronk tonia.miller@sbcglobal.net thank you
September 21, 2009
For Walter Cronkite
"The voice of honesty."

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
September 21, 2009
Mr Cronkite:

Without a doubt you were the
most respected news person of your
time.


Rest in peace ol friend

J.J. Robinson
September 21, 2009
To Walter

You gave us the news.
It was always to the
point and never jaded.

Nick Romanofsky
September 17, 2009
I was very young when Walter Cronkite was on the news but I liked him even then. Most kids liked cartoons but I just liked Walter. Some of my favorite memories are of my father making me some cereal and turning on the TV so Walter Cronkite was on. He was just familiar and a part of my history. It was like seeing a friend every time the TV was turned on and I liked him. I guess in looking back, it was his warmth and genuineness that came across the air waves. I guess kids pick up on those things. Thanks for the security, good memories, warmth and kindness, Mr. Cronkite. You are part of my history that makes me recall a better more innocent time.

Good night and God bless.
September 14, 2009
rip uncle walter you was the 1st news man i watch every night thank for doing you job love don
September 12, 2009
The older I get the more I long for yesterday, yet I know that yesterday is gone and to never to be anymore. The faces of yesterday are being buried one by one. The day of Walter Cronkite's death once again brings us to another goodbye to yesterday. My favorite news anchor from childhood was Walter Cronkite, I came home from school did my homework and watched the evening news as often as I was near a Television set. I remember so vividly him chocking back the tears and removing his glasses as he announced the death of President Kennedy a poignant moment in American History. Mr. Cronkite has been dubbed the most trusted man in news and I truly believe that, that was a very true statement. I missed him when left the anchor desk in 1981 and I still miss him today.

I long for another Walter Cronkite who delivered the news with dignity and refrained from the sound-bite that presently dominates news today. Goodnight Mr. Cronkite and thanks for the memories and we know that we will see you again someday; yet we know not when for we miles yet to travel before we sleep. The world was a better place with you in it and now that you are gone there is a void and that is simply the way it is on this 12th day of September 2009. God Bless the Cronkite Family is my prayer and thank you for sharing your father with all of us......
September 10, 2009
For Walter Cronkite
"The voice of honesty."

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
September 09, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 26, 2009
Walter Cronkite, a wonderful man who I grew up knowing very well, he was in my living room every day when I was a child, and until I was grown, and had my own child, Walter was like family to me, I will forever love and miss him, and will always cherish his memory. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
August 26, 2009
August 15, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 09, 2009
Walter Cronkite was the bets news anchor CBS-TV has ever had at the newsdesk.since his departre from the CBS-TV newsdesk in 1981,things at the newsdesk weren't the same.When he was at the newsdesk,there were first in the news ratings.But during the first 10 years after departure from the newsdesk,CBS-TV was usually last in the news ratings.those were the factors that made thibgs different.Out of all the people who wera the the CBS-TV newsdesk,Walter Cronkite had the highest standards.He set the newest standards for newscasting while he was at the newsdesk at CBS-TV.out of all the people who worked ath the news desk in the CBS-TV newsroom,Walter Cronkite was the perosn who practiced the highest standards.!
August 04, 2009
Who else could you trust to tell the most historic news of the 20th century.Walter had a front row seat to these events and captivated us with his insight and his wisdom.God bless this great American.
August 04, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was my mentor. It was my lifetime wish to have met Mr. Cronkite. I met Dan Rather, when he visited Alpine and I conveyed this to him and sent my regards to Mr. Cronkite with Mr. Rather.
My dad, Ben, and I would watch the CBS Evening News together and his Vietnam coverage, which I later served. Mr. Cronkite was my and for many an EDUCATOR and this has not been stressed in his passing. His persona and style of coverage in-bedded in me a desire for awareness and caring of world and national events. I hope some family member reads my note. This will help me, knowing that I have conveyed my feelings to his family of a man that influenced my life. I would have been privileged and honored to have met, Mr. Cronkite. I would have given him an embrace and said, "Gracias for being a positive force in my lifetime."
Thank You,
August 04, 2009
To God Be the Glory
Mr. Cronkite was the "BEST" ever.
May God bless each and every one of the family. He was a God sent person.
August 04, 2009
Walter Cronkite will always be remembered and missed on my TV...May I say that he was the anchor in our home. A truly dear and kind man. May God Bless his loved ones.
August 04, 2009
HE WAS THE BEST
August 04, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was not just a "gold standard" journalist; he was a man of integrity, wit, and compassion. His loss is everyone's loss.
August 04, 2009
Thank You Mr. Cronkite.
I will never forget you.
August 04, 2009
To the children, grandchildren and extended family members,of Mr. Cronkite, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember watching him broadcast man walking on the moon. My daughter enjoyed him on the Discovery Channel years later. A man for all generations. How ironic his passing days before the moon walk anniversary.

Thank you for sharing him with us and for letting him be our surrogate Uncle Walter.
God bless you all.
Christine Miller
August 03, 2009
Walter Cronkite, was a gentleman and a Great Journalist, who is very encouraging to those who might want to seek a career in journalism. May his legacy linger forever.
Sincere Condonlences
August 03, 2009
Mr. Cronkite will be forever missed. He was the greatest example of what a journalist should be. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
August 03, 2009
to the family of walter cronkite i give my symppathies i use to watch him and now i miss him rip walter caronkite
August 03, 2009
WALTER, THIS IS A SAD DAY NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE. WE WILL MISS YOU. YOU TOLD IT LIKE IT WAS, AND THIS WAS A GOOD THING.MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS THEY GO THROUGH LIFE.YOU WAS THE BEST WHEN IT CAME TO THE NEWS.
August 03, 2009
We extend our sympathies to friends and family. I grew up watching him every night, as did many. He was such an icon to those in the news media and all of America. God rest his sole.
August 03, 2009
I'll forever remember his coverage of the Kennedy assassination (I was 11). He was an American Classic.

Rest in peace Mr. Cronkite.
August 02, 2009
To the family and friends of Mr Cronkite I extend my sympathies. He was truly a bigger than life man among men. He will be missed by all of us that connected with him in News Reports. God rest Mr Cronkite's soul and be with the family through this loss. God speed. Caroline, Washington State
August 02, 2009
As I grow older, I realize now how important the little things are, like my teacher having us watch a man named Walter Cronkite. I can still hear his voice and he taught me things that I would have never learned without his way of making a young person sit and listen! Thank you for your inspiration and hopefully more people will sit down and listen to news as it should be heard!
August 02, 2009
With deepest sympathy, Leon and Linda Hitchcock, Bainbridge, Georgia
August 02, 2009
We grew up learning about the world through Mr. Cronkite's news broadcasts. He will be always missed, was loved by millions and will be forever at rest in God's care and in our hearts. God bless the Cronkite family.
Brad and Rita Bridges (Reading, MA)
August 02, 2009
william wagner
August 02, 2009
Farewell and Godspeed to a truely honorable gentleman.
August 02, 2009
My seventh grade teacher made our entire class watch the news with Walter Cronkite every night. She would randomly call on several students each day to report on stories on the news. We had to be prepared on all the topics since we didn't know if we would be called on or in what order. During that year I was the most informed I have ever been on world events. I am now 58 and truly felt that I had lost a personal friend when I learned of his death. Thanks to Mrs. Baker(the teacher) and Mr. Cronkite for a very educational year of my life.
August 02, 2009
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF WALTER CRONKITE.
WE WILL MISS YOU.
DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
August 02, 2009
I will pray that God helps ease your pain.God puts people in our life for a reason.And Mr.Cronkite was put here to bring us the truth.I feel honored to have watched him,he will be missed by all.
August 01, 2009
Walter Cronkite was the only newsman our family watched on the evening news programs. I was 9 when we lost President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. He was very professional in the way he handled this news for all Americans who were deeply saddened by this tragic event. We also watched his newscasts during the Vietnam War. I had a step-cousin who was over there at that time. Walter also handled the news reports of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy very professionally and in a calm manner. I still remember when I was 15 and our family had lost my grandfather the same weekend of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We did watch this on CBS with Walter Cronkite reporting the history making event as it happened. It lifted our spirits to know that even at this time of sadness in our family, there was still something good to believe in for all of us. Walter had a special way of giving the news with his voice and he raised our hopes even when all of America was hurting during the very saddest times, too. He is greatly missed by so many here. Our condolences to his family. May God give you all comfort and peace that only He can give us all.

Cathy Sarvash and family
Mustang, OK
August 01, 2009
You were my boss from 1994-1997. You could run circles around every other employer for whom I have ever worked. You were amazing, and exactly the kind of man I presumed you would be, having known "of you" my entire life. I had the pleasure of knowing your wonderful Betsy, your wonderful children and grandchildren, and several of your friends and well known colleagues. I've partied at your Sutton Place residence, I've slept in your guestroom on the Vineyard, I've dined at your family table. Even if your name had been Johnny Cronkite from Anytown USA, my life is better for having known you. Sleep now, you've worked hard. God Blessed you in this life. May He Bless you and keep you in the next.
August 01, 2009
THERE IS NO WORDS TO SAY HE WILL MISSED,AND HE IS WITH THE ANGELS .MAY HE REST IN PEACE.AMEN...MY HEART'S GOES TO THE FAMILY..
August 01, 2009
I grew up and older with you, some great things heard and seen. There will never be anyone as good and careing as you were with All people. God bless you and your family and other loved ones.
August 01, 2009
THANKS TO IBM, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET MR.
CRONKITE AND HIS LOVELY WIFE IN HAWAII. AS A MATTER
OF FACT, I HAD THE HONOR OF BEING INVITED TO DINNER
WITH THE TWO OF THEM.

THE TABLE OF EIGHT SAT STUNNED TO BE THERE.

IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE EVENINGS OF
OUR LIVES. WE ACTUALLY LISTENED TO THE GREAT WIZARD OF WORDS. THEY WERE SO GENUINE.

WALTER CRONKITE WAS AMERICA!!!

HE WAS EVERYMAN AND EVERYWOMAN.....THAT'S WHY
HE WAS VOTED MOST TRUSTED MAN IN AMERICA.

MAY WE NEVER FORGET!!!
August 01, 2009
There will never be anyone quite like Mr. Walter Cronkite. His unique style and passion for the news is what people learn to love. I grew up with listening to Mr. Cronkite and his new cast. He has blessed the world with passion for the news and made it better somehow. Now he will bless heaven. Hope to see you there Mr. Cronkite. God bless you, and God be with your grieving family. We miss you already.
July 31, 2009
Mr. Cronkite, truly one of the "great" Americans. I remember his coverage of President Kennedy's assinnation, the Vietnam War (my future husband was there-so i watched every nite's news).. Watergate , etcetera.....I truly feel he was one of the only "honest" reporters of our times. He will be missed ...the earth was better for him having been on it for a short while. God Bless Mr. Cronkite.
July 31, 2009
My husband and I grew up watching Mr. Cronkite on the evening news. Sometimes this was painful as friends and neighbors were drafted to the Vietnam war. We recently watched the series "Cronkite Remembers" and witnessed history through his eyes - remarkable! There will never be another.
July 31, 2009
Thanks for all the 'real news' I grew up on from Mr. Cronkite and I am able to discern what's fit to be televised in my home, thanks again for being America's greatest uncle.
July 31, 2009
The one thing my parents made us do when I was a child was watch the evening news. And it was always Mr. Cronkite. Those days were good memories. You will be missed Mr. Cronkite and thanks for all you did for the world. (Syracuse, NY)
July 31, 2009
And that's the way it was.....We LOVED you Mr. Cronkite! ALWAYS, were welcome in my parents home....I had a crush on you as a teenager, and actually watched the news because of you! Thank you for helping me "grow Up"! Loved your voice and the soothing effect you had our Nation! Thank you... thank you.... for being there thru those frightening and difficult times! A man on the job...MY HERO! May GOD lift you up and Comfort Thee for now and all eternity! With abundant LOVE, Linda J. Lonegenecker......
July 31, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was and is the standard to measure up to in newscasting. The world is NOT a better place without him. May he rest in peace
July 31, 2009
I remember my sister's and I staying with my Grandmother on one of the rare occasions that my parents got to spend a night out together. Of course, my Grandmother had the big console T.V. with the rabbit ear box on top of it that you would have to turn to get good reception. And each time we were with her we would watch Walter Cronkite talk to the world with such care as if he was everyone's father, brother, uncle or cousin...What a kind man. My Grandmother's been gone since 1984, but throughout the years each time I would see Mr. Cronkite on television it would take me back to being a little girl and the special time I got to spend with my Grandma...I will miss you, too, Mr. Cronkite...Uncle Walter.
July 31, 2009
God bless Mr. Walter Cronkite soul. May he rest in peace. I am a 53years old past viewer of Mr. Cronkite. When I was growing up I trusted every word that came from his mouth. He can't ever be replace. He was one of the kind, a true gem for the world.
July 30, 2009
Thanks to Uncle Walter for being a guardian regarding the integrity of the fourth estate. I will always remember Mr, Cronkite holdding court for more than an hour at an Inn in Edgartown, Mass some twenty plus years ago; Where he predicted journalist would be faced with INFO-tainment or not.
July 30, 2009
July 30, 2009
It has become a sad day to hear of your passing.I can remember when you covered the Vietnam War. I was very young, but I do remember as you told the stories of what you saw over there.
You never lied to the viewers. You told the truth like it should be always. Your trustworthiness as a newscaster has made you an "ICON of the Century." We, the viewers will miss you greatly and you will always be in our hearts and minds. You gave the newsworld the creditability it deserves. Thank you Walter Cronkite and may God bless you as you meet with Him to report the news. Goodbye.
July 30, 2009
Walter was a Icon and will have a place in my heart.As a child my parents would listen to Walter and make comments on the news. GOD Bless
July 30, 2009
its been a pleasure. thank u
July 30, 2009
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
July 30, 2009
His legend will live on, just as Edward R. Murrow, he was an excellent investigative reporter and spoke truth to power.
July 30, 2009
"Although I never had the privilege of meeting him personally, I felt as though I knew him. For many years I watched as he reported the news most eloquently. His presence will be missed. May he rest in peace. God Bless the Cronkite family. Phyllis Leshoure (Chicago, IL.)"
July 30, 2009
He will be greatly missed.
July 30, 2009
TO THE CRONKITE FAMILY
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER NEWS ANCHOR LIKE HIM. I WAS 15 WHEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS KILLED AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THE COMPASSION MR.CRONKITE HAD FOR NOT ONLY THE KENNEDY FAMILY, BUT THE NATION AS A WHOLE.
GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS WONDERFUL MAN WITH THE WORLD.
THE KENDALL FAMILY
TULSA, OKLA
July 30, 2009
He was wonderful. The whole nation will miss him. I will never forget him when he had to tell the nation that President Kennedy was dead, the compassion, and emotion was unforgettable. Thank you for sharing your loved one with the world.
Kim McCaffity- Wake Forest, NC
July 30, 2009
Our condolences to Mr. Cronkite's family.

He brought us the news, both good and bad, while we were in the prime of our lives.

I remember my husband holding our newborn son, on my husband's 30th birthday, as we watched the moon landing on the CBS special coverage. We, like Walter, were awed and excited.

We recall the devastation we felt when he brought us the news of the assassinations of President Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy.

The compelling coverage of the Vietnam War riveted us to the CBS Evening News. Mr. Cronkite was a steady, calming voice during an insane war, one our brother and three cousins were involved in.

Yes, Walter Cronkite was a trusted and respected journalist, but we felt like he was a part of our family as we spent time with him every evening. His new's coverage prompted many conversations at our dinner table through the years.

He enriched our lives and we will truly miss him.
July 30, 2009
I truly enjoyed watching him on CBS. He was a man of intelligence as well as deep compassion. He will surely be missed. Fran Fernandez (Flushing, NY)
July 30, 2009
Several years ago, I had the honor of chauffeuring Mr. Cronkite for a few days and upon meeting him, he said Hi, I'm Walt. What made him was "he had the touch of the common man." He is now in a new dimension with the Lord. God has rested his soul.
July 30, 2009
Walter Cronkite what a great and kind man. I met Mr Cronkite at Epcot Center in Flordia at a show. He was so polite and spoke to me just like I was a good friend. He will be greatly missed.
July 29, 2009
One of the best honorable journalist who told it like it was.

RIP
Giselle
July 29, 2009
Walter Cronkite was the epitome of a true professional in the field of broadcast journalism..however, he had a human side to that professionalism and that was quite evident when he announced president Kennedy's death in front of a nation in shock. A part of America has been lost with his passing
July 29, 2009
Walter Cronkite's voice of authority, Which was so enthralling,made everyone stop what they were doing and take notice. He had a special talent for broadcasting the news that, to this day, has not been replaced. He was a gallant, and humble man who told it like it was, not how everyone thought it should be. He will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to his wife and family. I know you have lost a great treasure on earth, but God has gained a jewel in Heaven.
July 29, 2009
the only news man i paid attention to.
thanks for the facts in you reporting.
July 29, 2009
He was the best and greatest newsman ever. I will always remember that special way he had for giving the news. I am grateful that I was lucky enough to have grown up with him on the t.v. Bless you always
July 29, 2009
When God calls a loved one "home", He leaves us the gift of memories. May the Cronkite family and all who admired Walter take comfort in this gift.
July 29, 2009
How blessed we were to have such a fine person delivering the news to us. Thank you to his family for sharing him with us. God Bless you and keep you and shine his light upon you, Mr. Cronkite
July 29, 2009
Mr Cronkite was the BEST TV newsman ever. I remember when he had to announce the death of John Kennedy. My prayers are with the family and how blessed they are to have had this man in their lives and to have shared him with the rest of the world. Thank You!
July 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 29, 2009
I have watched you give the news for many years and you had a way of making it enjoyable. Your sincerity showed through and made what you were reporting on real.
Thanks for many years of your efforts

Linda Hood - Caldwell, Texas
July 29, 2009
To the family of Mr. Cronkite,I am sorry for your lost . He was a nice man for what I saw on tv. I have a tapeof his when he was on tv . You all will be in my prays .
July 29, 2009
I will always remember your coverage of JFK's death as I lay in a hospital bed at Martin Army Hospital, Ft Benning, Ga. I still choke up thinking about it. Bless you
July 29, 2009
Will never forget as a child listening to Walter Cronkite every single night..he was an extrodinary news reporter...My prayers go out to the Cronkite Family..
July 28, 2009
There will never be another news person like you. You were and always will be the best.

Mr.and Mrs. Maggio
July 28, 2009
I loved how sincere, involved, and energetic you always were when telling the evening news. Thanks for telling us "the way it was".

Elnora Easley, Columbus, Georgia
July 28, 2009
Cronkite Family: Mr. Cronkite was such an outstanding journalist and a wonderful individual - a real legacy. I had the chance to exchange letters with him and he wrote such a nice note in my copy of "A Reporter's Life." He was a cub reporter under my grandfather, Harry McCormick at the Houston Press - that was in 1936. He writes about my grandfather in his book - that has meant so much to my family. Thank you for sharing Mr. Cronkite with with us all of those years - he truly blessed our nation through his sensitive and caring reporting.
July 28, 2009
God keep thee and lift thee unto the highest. Much appreciation and gratitude and love to the family. He was kind, forthright, honest, intelligent and THAT is the way it was...Good Night Walter rest well, a job well done
July 28, 2009
Cronkite Family,

Thanks for the years of service to you many fans. May God keep you in his ever loving care.
July 28, 2009
Truly one of the greatest of the "Greatest Generation",your legacy will carry on in the hearts and minds of all who were touched by your words, deeds and actions.
July 28, 2009
We have lost a great man. The future of reporting is not and will not be the same. Thank you for reporting as it was suppose to be. God Bless you.
July 28, 2009
the very best in your business,the future will never be the same without walter crokite. thank you sir for your many years of a very valuable service to society.
tom freeman, baton rouge, la.
July 28, 2009
I remember watching walter when I was a kid. He was truly an american icon. But, the Bible says at John 5:28,29 that we will see him again. Maybe by then we will have some news to report to him!
July 28, 2009
My band students had the priviledge of playing for Mr. Cronkite on a 1995 visit to his alma mater, Lanier Middle School, in Houston, TX. I am thankful for having grown up with his presence in the news and in my professional career. Rest well, Uncle Walter.
July 28, 2009
Walter Cronkite was a part of our family.He was such a great reporter and such a sweetheart.I remember when Kennedy was shot and Mr.Cronkite took off his glasses and wiped his tears.I think that endeared the nation.May GOD wrap his loving arms around his family and help them get through the hard times ahead.God Bless ya'll
July 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May the love of God comfort you in your sorrow.
July 27, 2009
I wish I could've met you cousin...you made the family quite proud.
July 27, 2009
I wish I could've met you cousin. You made the family quite proud.
July 27, 2009
I remember watching Walter Cronkite with my parents when growing up. I remember him narrating the tall ship regatta for the Bicentennial. I watched his Cronkite Remembers series and that man was where the news happened. He was one of a kind. There will never be another like him. He was a walking history of the 20th century.
July 27, 2009
One of the highlights of my adult life was having dinner with Walter and Betsy in Belhaven NC during one of their trips down the intercoastal waterway. I was the editor of a small weekly newspaper and had a wonderful interview opportunity with him. They invited me to Elizabeth, NC to be with them on the floatilla.AND treated us to dinner at McGarvey's in Baltimore...what a couple!!
My sympathies to all of you...he was the best! Dee
July 27, 2009
It's so quiet now, the voices are gone,
The long journey is over.
I yearn to hear his voice once more,
Telling of the faraway places in distant lands, circling the globe.
Hey! What's happening here?
All I hear is the loudness,
Of the extreme silence. The voices of the past,The deaths of great men, The wars of people against people, Land against land, Life against life.
Why can't people just get along?
Then the loudness of the silence,
The bells ring for the last time,
The lights go out and the stage is empty. The curtain has fallen. Its the end again. Another long journey is over.
Wait, I hear Giovanni, the pastoral symphony and I hear myself singing
Ave Maria, but no I'm just a little girl standing there with no one else.
Just the loudness of silence and Walter is gone with his technicolor dreamcoat and there's a new star in
heaven. Twinkle on Walter Cronkite.
Shine on me please!!!!
Laura A. Humes
July 27, 2009
and thats the way it was
July 27, 2009
That's the way it was.........................RIP Walter, a true iconic legend that will never be replaced
July 27, 2009
Having grown up in the St. Joseph, Mo., area I always felt a special closeness to Walter Cronkite. He was always so comforting, especially in times of tragedy, and we could hear more news in his newscast than we can in an hour today.

My family's thoughts are with you as you grieve this tremendous loss. May God be with you.
July 27, 2009
Walter has been missed for years and honestly there will never be another newsman quite like him. He will always be remembered for his integrity and honesty. I've also been interested to know of his many hobbies, his love for his family and his love of people.
May God Bless you (his family) as you work through this most difficult time.
I only wish Charles Kuralt were still alive to be able to do the CBS Sunday Morning special on Walter...
July 27, 2009
I will never forget that voice, I especially treasure watching his moon landing coverage 40 years ago. Walter, we miss you! Beth
July 27, 2009
Mr. Cronkite thank you for all the years of wonderful service that you provided us with. Your report on the death of President Kennedy, when there was a slight hesitation in between words, showed us the great man within the newsreporter. To your family our deepest condolences and may your Rest in Peace.
July 27, 2009
We all greatly miss Walter Cronkite. His wit, humor and intelligence will live on forever in the hearts and minds of many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cronkite family during this time. May God Bless You and deliver you through your sorrow and grief.
July 27, 2009
Thank you for sharing all the news, you will be missed. My condolences to the immediate family.
July 27, 2009
WHAT A WONDERFUL MAN. HE WAS A GREAT NEWS REPORTER AND WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR THAT
July 27, 2009
Perhaps now is the time to focus on what Mr. Cronkite brought to us. Thank heavens we had him to bring us through the triumphs and tradgedies in society. You never had to guess where he was coming from, he was honest and straight forward. Thank God we had him as long as we did. Rest in Peace, Mr. Cronkite, Rest in Peace....we'll see you when we get home....
July 27, 2009
To the Cronkite Family.

May GOD bless you in the loss of your love one Mr. Cronkite. Mr. Cronkite will always be an icon to me and my family. I use to rush home to hear in on Radio and TV. May GOD continue to comfort you and the entire family
July 27, 2009
To the family of Mr., Cronkite, I appreciate all his wonderful work through the years of his news career. He was honest and very sincere. He has been missed since he retired from broadcasting. He has been a very respected gentleman. God bless him and his family. I thank you.
Sincerely,
Marilyn Lombardo
July 27, 2009
may god bless you and your family in time of sorrow
July 27, 2009
While not perfect,to me Walter Cronkite examplified the courage & integrity to do the right thing when needed.May the Lord shine His Light & give His Peace to the family.
July 27, 2009
And that's the way it was..........
July 27, 2009
I feel as though I have lost a member of my family. I grew up watching and listening to Walter Cronkite. He will be very missed by all.
Pat Davis (Potosi, MO)
July 27, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 27, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers to a wonderful human being and his family. God Bless you 'Uncle' Walter.
July 27, 2009
I feel as though I have lost a member of my own family..Rest in peace Sir..........................................Dodie Bishoff
July 26, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was jest the Best. I have watched him for the past many years and enjoyed him very much. We have lost a very well liked and watched man.I will miss watching him!
July 26, 2009
to the cronkite family there is no sorry that heaven cant heal from the kirkendolph family
July 26, 2009

Walter the true voice of america.
July 26, 2009
Such a marvelous man we have been blessed all these years to have you with us...Our prayers are always with you and your family. God bless you truly Lorraine, Mass
July 26, 2009
I enjoyed watching Mr. Cronkite on television for many years. He was my favorite! We need more honost men like him in this world, and I will never forget the tears in his eyes when he announced that President John F. Kennedy had passed away. For he, was a true human being. He will truely be missed on this earth. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Berni Silva-Tracy, CA
July 26, 2009
We have lost a real news man. I grew up with Walter Cronkite visting my livingroom every evening. He brought dignity and honor to the profession. Mr. Cronkite's life and career should serve as an example to us all. Let us hope that those in the TV news industry will carry on his tradition, or at least stop and think about what he brought to journalism.
July 26, 2009
It broke my heart to hear of Walter Cronkite's death.
July 26, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 26, 2009
I remember the day that Walter Cronkite announced the death of President Kennedy. I was only 9 years old, but Mr. Cronkite held my attention that day, and would hold my attention for many years to come. He was absolutely the best news reporter. And when he closed his news cast with "And that's the way it is", you knew you had heard the truth.

God bless you Mr. Cronkite. Rest in peace.
July 26, 2009
May your faith be strengthen as you rely on God's assurance of eternal life.
Memories are wonderful recalls of life.
Brenda Brown, Buie's Creek, North Carolina
July 25, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
July 25, 2009
Life brings many challenges and changes and death is an inevitable change that we all experience. How we accept it is another thing, but I think we all have our way of dealing with it as it is a natural progression of life.

And then Walter Cronkite died. I was totally unprepared for his passing. Walter Cronkite, “Uncle Walter” as we all called him was a fixture in my life for as long as I can remember. Although he was 92, I still expected him to live forever. Who can forget the way he announced the death of President Kennedy in 1963 or his reporting of the landing on the moon or the many political conventions/elections he briefed us on. When I was young, I would hurry to complete my chores in the evening after school just to be able to sit patiently in front of our black and white television to hear his every word. He was the man. He was the person that defined knowledge. News events were only true if he reported them. That’s just the way it was. He will truly be missed by me and many others. Although we have anchors today, he was the quintessential anchor and he really exemplified the word. When I think of anchor, I think of Walter Cronkite and then maybe to a lesser extent Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Charlie Gibson. But Cronkite was the voice that made sense of all the world’s problems, joys and events. I am thankful to have had the experience of his influence. I only met him once thanks to his daughter, Kathy, while in Austin on a trip at the University, but that meeting will forever be vivid in my mind. It wasn’t like we sat down and chatted for hours or anything, but although a brief hello and nice to meet you were exchanged, that was a most memorable occasion. I had met one of my idols. A special thanks to you Walter Cronkite for sharing your gift of knowledge, commentary and skills with us for so many years. It just won’t be the same without you…and that’s the way it is.
July 25, 2009
Watching the news hasn't been the same since Uncle Walter left the air. The world will miss him , God Bless his family
The Viscanti Family
Latham, NY
July 25, 2009
My heart is saddened by the passing of Mr. Cronkite. He was an incisive and dedicated journalist, who paved the way for concise and honest reportings of the happenings around the world.

My earliest recollection of Mr. Cronkite was the day in 1963, when President Kennedy was assasinated.I so remember Mr. Cronkite's voice shaking with emotion, as he told our nation that our leader was gone.

He was a man with compassion and a true heart for journalism. America has lost a legend and there will never be another of Mr. Cronkite's caliber.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
July 25, 2009
Walter Cronkite, Was a distuingish man
with A very distuingish voise.
I admire is style and composeur.
May God bless his soul and may he restin peace.may the LORD COMFORT HIS FAMILY
July 25, 2009
Rest in Peace Walter.
July 25, 2009
May GOD Bless Your Soul. StJames
July 25, 2009
Walter Cronkite was a great man! Not only was he a reporter but he was the lost family member everyone loved, his style was more of a family member telling a story, than reporter. He will always be loved & will forever be missed. My sympathy, thoughts & prayers go out to the remaining family members. Walter is happy & at peace for he is with his true love, Betsy, once again. So to coin Mr. Cronkite... "& that's the way it is."
July 25, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 25, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 25, 2009
July 25, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was more than just a news reporter. He was the family member that everyone turned to in America's times of trouble. He was trusted and respected by all. Along with reporting the times of trouble he also brought news of joy and happiness during an era of great technological advances. The true emotion he showed during the moon landing was like a window into a great man. He will truly be missed by all. God Bless and Rest peacefully!
July 25, 2009
Walter was a great newsman and reporter of the news may the God of all comfort and tender mercies be with you in your time of grief,
July 25, 2009
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
July 25, 2009
Whomever will we trust again? If you said it, it was so and we believed all of it. Rest in peace brave warrior, dear and trusted friend, greatest anchorman ever.
July 25, 2009
RIP Mr. Cronkite

Tallahassee, FL
July 25, 2009
God promise he will wipe out every tear from our eyes,and death will be no more,neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.The former things have passed.
July 24, 2009
THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES, AND THE
WORDS THAT YOU GAVE ALL OF US.... THE
SPACE YEARS WAS ONE OF THE BEST, AND WIIL ALWAYS TREASURE THEM.... SO SORRY
FOR YOUR FAMILY LOSS AND OUR FUTURE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL NOT "UNDERSTAND" YOUR GIFT.... MR. WALTER WAS A JUST AND NATURALLY TREASURE AND THANK YOU
FOR BEING IN THE 'baby boomer" GENERATION.. YOU WERE THE BEST.....
July 24, 2009
To the Family...... I am sorry for your loss. Walter Cronkite, was a fixture, in my home, for many years. In our house, it wasn't news, unless his name was on it. We will miss him. May God continue to bless your family.
July 24, 2009
Thank you for showing your humbel and true self. Something few in your bussiness do. You are missed.
July 24, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
July 24, 2009
Thank you Walter for being there for our nation when we needed someone with integrity to show us that there was something worth waking up to the next day.
July 24, 2009
I would like to thank your family for sharing Mr. Cronkite into our living room. Mr. Walter Cronkite seemed like a household fixture to me.

He will be deeply missed.


Linda Haynes, Fresno, California
July 24, 2009
TO THE FAMILY MY PRAYERS
I ALREADY MISSED HIM FROM ALL THE LATEST BIG STORIES OVER THE YEARS. AS A CHILD I BELIVED AND LISTEN TO EVERY WORD HE SAID. AND NOW I TRULY MISS HIM.
"AND THAT JUST THE WAY IT IS "
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
July 24, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss.
July 24, 2009
My fondest memory of Mr. Cronkite was when we would sit down after dinner to watch television and when 6:00 p.m. came my mother would say "Be quiet Cronkite is on" and when she talked everybody listened. When I was a member of the United States Air Force in 1972, I wrote a poem that the servicemen loved and if I could recall it went something like "We read the news everyday and wait to hear what Cronkite has to say." he has been missed ever since he retired from newscasting. To the family know this it is not often that people with this type of spirit or light never dies, he will be forever be in our hearts, he was loved by all that I knew. Elder Ron L. Cleaves, Memphis, Tennessee
July 24, 2009
There will never be amother Walter Cronkite in my life time. I grew up with him and trust him. God Bless you the family for God has truly bless you to have Walter for so long. I will pray that God give you peace and comfort.
July 24, 2009
You will be sadly Missed Walter,I was raised listening to you on the news every night, and the broadcast of the vietnam war when my husband was over there, and the death of 1 of our greatest president Kennedy....God bless your Family at this Sad time, you will never be forgotten, i will always remember you voice......Betty Heads, San Diego,Calif
July 24, 2009
My fondest memory of this great statesman was when my family would sit down to watch the 6:00 news and my mother would say "Be quiet Cronkite is on". As a Airman in the United States Air Force in 1972 I wrote a poem in honor of this man and a portion of it went something like " We read the news everyday and wait to hear what Cronkite has to say. Mr. Cronkite has been missed already for we loved this man. Elder Ron Cleaves, Memphis,Tennessee
July 24, 2009
We grew up listening to Walter Conkrite, he was a great news man!
He gave you the news with responsiblity. His was good journalism.
He will be missed. May his soul rest in peace. Our sympathies to
his family. God Bless you Walter.
Sarkis and Elsie Sarkisian, (Natick, MA)
July 24, 2009
i grew up with Him as the great news anchorman of my time.My condolences go out to His family.Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."And thats the way it is"May He rest in peace.
July 24, 2009
Walter Cronkite was part of my life growing up in the 1960's & 70's. He was an upstanding citizen and that's the way is was. Rest is peace Walter.
Jean Apple
Joliet, IL
July 24, 2009
Lost the greatest news man ever. You did the best and enjoyed your broadcasts and specials most of my life. You will be greatly missed
July 24, 2009
Mr. Cronkite, you will be missed. My prayers go out to your family. Thank you for your many years of faithful service.
July 24, 2009
My deepest condolences. I grew up watching Mr. Cronkite. His voice was the voice of generation. Thank you for sharing him with the world.
July 24, 2009
Walter Cronkite created the model and the mold for what news reporting should be; honest, unbiased and sincere. He earned that trust that Americans, and indeed the world bestowed on him. He will be missed, as there is no equal to him in news reporting.
July 24, 2009
We will miss you death as we missed you from the News. Our prayers goes out to your Family. We will always remember your voice as the 7:00 News Anchor Man.
July 24, 2009
I grew up during the space age with "Uncle Walter". He also brought me through both the Kennedy and King assassinations as well as the nightly grief of Vietnam. My God, wonder what this world might have been like had he ever blessed us as our President.
May God bless his blood family and his extended family all over the world.
July 24, 2009
GOOD BY TO A GOOD AND JUST MAN. GOOD BYE TO ANOTHER PART OF MY YOUTH.THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO END THAT HORRIBLE WAR AND SAVING THE LIVES OF MY THREE SONS.YOUR VOICE SPOKE FOR A GENERATION, WE WILL NOT SEE OR HEAR YOUR LIKES AGAIN.
July 24, 2009
My sincere condolences to his family. Mr. Cronkite was a wonderful man. I truely enjoyed watching the evening news with Mr. Cronkite as a child. You could feel his words as he spoke. We will truly miss American greatess anchor man. "That the way it is"
July 24, 2009
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 24, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 24, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
July 24, 2009
The news will never be the same, Walter was one of a kind and I felt we got the truth when he was on the desk. He helped make this a great country. My deepest Condolences to his family and may they know that he was greatly loved.
July 24, 2009
I remember Mr. Cronkite he brought me the news in the 1960's 1970's. And that's the way it is.
July 24, 2009
I would like to express my condolences to the family. Mr Cronkite was a trusted reporter, icon of the sixties and seventies. I remember his excitement when Apollo 11 was landing on the Moon and the first steps of Neal Armstrong onto the surface. He was a frank and honest reporter. We will miss him.
July 24, 2009
Our nation has lost a moral anchor. Mr. Cronkite exemplified the best of what the news industry should be. His courageous stance that questioned our continued involvement in Vietnam's civil war is a poignant personal memory; and a painful reminder that we lost much more than a war. How different the future might have been for many thousands of men, their families, and our nation if his counsel had been examined. Sincere condolences to his family.

Margo Stewart
July 24, 2009
to the family of walter cronkite, I am truly sorry for your lost and he will always be greatly remember. I remember sitting at the table eating dinner watching the nightly news with walter, and will always remember his sign off and that's the way it was. A great american icon.
July 24, 2009
A fine American...
July 24, 2009
To the family of Walter Cronkite:
It was a joy to hear "Uncle Walter" each evening. I fondly remember keeping up with the issues/news of the world by hearing his warm baritone voice that reassured me each day. I respect the high bar he set in journalism. The bar declined after he left his chair. I witnessed the service yesterday on MSNBC and was blessed by the wonderful song selections, the powerful scriptures, fond rememberances and the recessional was just awesome. I pray for your continued strength as you lay this wonderful servant of mankind to rest beside his loving wife. Be encouraged! God will give you all you need as you walk this valley!! Be blessed, always!
July 24, 2009
I grew up watching Walter. Because of him and my dad, I learned to love the printed and televised media. I had to be quiet during the news. To the daughters & son, I know what you're going through. Lost my Dad in January at the age of 91 from vascular dementia. Their funerals were exactly 6 months apart.
July 24, 2009
god bless you and your family mr.cronkite and thats the way it is
July 24, 2009
To the family of Walter Cronkite my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. When I was growing up we watched Walter Cronkite everyday in our house "And Thats The Way It Was." May your memories of him bring you comfort.
July 24, 2009
No one has came close to Walter Cronkite's talent. I grew up watching him and learning from him. He is an American icon. When he reported it you believed in the media. He had the respect and trust of the American people.

God Bless!
July 24, 2009
And.......... that's the way it was. God Bless You and thank you for your many devoted years to reporting REAL news. May your spirit always rest in high and peaceful places. Job well done, sir.
July 24, 2009
I remember Mr. Cronkite all my life. I especially enjoyed the banter he gave Mike Murphy on KCMO-AM/WHB-AM whom I listened to before Mr. Murphy retired.
July 24, 2009
To the family.
I truly enjoyed Mr Cronkite but rest assured you will see him again. John 5:28-29
Sonja Holmes, Stn Mtn Ga
July 24, 2009
Mr.Cronkite,held us to a standard like a stern loving father especting the best we could be by example!His faith in God was self evident but not in your face.Let us not forget and honor the ideals he stood for.
July 24, 2009
God Bless you Mr.Cronkite and your family. You will be missed. You were the greatest anchor!
July 24, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 24, 2009
I did not know Walter Cronkite personally, but listening to him tell the stories, made me think that I was there. I could imagine that I made the journey with him. I know that his family and close friends, can take comfort in knowing him.
July 24, 2009
God loves you Walter.
July 24, 2009
My deepest condolences to the Cronkite family and thank you for sharing him with the entire nation. And to Mr. Cronkite: Thank you for being an enormous part of my life. I watched the evening news for many years until that painful night you signed off for the last time. Rest in peace, sir and thank you.
July 23, 2009
As a little girl, I remember walking down the street to go to Townsend and Walls and looking up see the gold letters on a third story window "Cronkite" and feeling proud to know he came from St. Joe.
July 23, 2009
Walter Cronkite shared the news of the day every evening in our homes across America. His voice was strong, warm, and comforting. I would look at him and think how I would love for him to be our friend. He was everything you would treasure in a friend. He seemed kind, sincere, caring, and real. He was there through all the major events over the years - through times of celebration and tragedy. Mr. Cronkite accomplished what many only hope to achieve - he made a difference in our world and he will be missed. But, his memory will live on in our hearts. And, that's the way it is.
July 23, 2009
Integrity and honor has gone with him and we should be sad for us. I hope another such man steps up because we need another Cronkite. Someone to trust and someone who cares. Rest well dear friend. We never met but you were a part of us all. To your family I wish peace and say remember him with pride. Your memories will be kept alive forever. A true mark of a great man and American
July 23, 2009
Walter Cronkite touched the lives of all who knew him....and to the rest of the world, he was like a member of the family. The world was truly a better place for having him here. My sympathy to your family
July 23, 2009
I was fortunate enough to have met and spoken with Walter Cronkite on several occassions. The last was the day my 3rd child was born (in 2006) and we ran into each other on the street outside Lenox Hill Hospital. He was always "Mr. Cronkite" to me. I am not a formal man, and I doubt he would have cared much about formailty - but he was, like a President, deserving of respect, as well as admiration. "So good to see you, Walter" never felt right. But it was so good to see him - and he always made me feel (someone he hardly knew) that he was happy to see me too. This amazing man - who we felt would always be with us when I was growing up in the 1960's - is sadly gone. And with him, an icon of the Greatest Generation. Perhaps we can use his passing to remember the type of people we all should really aspire to become.
July 23, 2009
As a young girl, my interest in watching the evening news began with Walter Cronkite. He was such a captivating and respectable news anchor. May he rest in peace.
July 23, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 23, 2009
With heart felt sympathy he will be greatly missed.
July 23, 2009
My Grandfather watched you every night for the news. I am sure he has found you in heaven by now. God Bless
July 23, 2009
My Dad loved Mr. Cronkite; he was a true gentleman.

Jan

http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/jac/
July 23, 2009
It is true, so they say, that all mortals must die sometime, but to be a person immortalized means that he or she will live on in the minds and memories of individuals forever. Walter Cronkite was such aperson. He had prestige, honour, and a code of ethics unsurpassed by this day and age. He will be genuinely missed as a father, a friend and a colleague. If you were honoured to have known Walter Cronkite, you were honoured. Somewhere in heaven they're reading your scroll Walter because that's the way it is.
Laura A. Humes
July 23, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 23, 2009
He will be miss but his love will last forever
July 23, 2009
The world has lost one of the greatest anchormen to have lived. Mr. Cronkite made the world relate to his stories and feel the pain or joy that others felt. There will be no one who could take his place. Mr. Cronkite, you will truly be missed. My prayers and condolences go out to the family. May you continue to entertain God in His house. Rest in peace, Mr. Walter Cronkite!!!
July 23, 2009
I'm only 44 , but i am also really saddened by one of my favorite people of all time is gone, glad i got to share the news with you at suppertime and you will always be apart of me for the rest of my life.,.........thanks and goodbye.....
July 23, 2009
He lived a good ripe old age, no one could ask for more in life.
July 23, 2009
Mr. Cronkite will be truly missed. No one will ever be able to fill the shoes he has left behind.

My deepest condolences to his family.
July 23, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 23, 2009
Now I want a postage stamp with you on it----or even put you in/on Mt. Rushmore.
July 23, 2009
"And that the way It was" God bless you and your families... You will always be a part of me growing up. I learned so much from you. You took me to places (in my head) that no one could ever do.Thanks, Mr. Walter Cronkite
July 23, 2009
Hello,

My prays are with The Cronkite Family.

Thank you
July 23, 2009
May the angels lead Mr. Cronkite into paradise to be reunited with his beloved Betsy.

My deepest sympathy to a wonderful family.

Mary Christine Walker
Pittsburgh, PA
July 23, 2009
Cronkite Family --
Beside always listening to Mr. Cronkite on the CBS evening news, I had the honor of having him as my 'graduation speaker' in 1968 in The Ohio State University football stadium when I received the Ph.D. degree. He will always be remembered as a great American!
Sincerely....Charlie E. Cloaninger (Ph.D) - Retired College Administrator....Macon, Georgia
July 23, 2009
Mr. Walter Cronkite was one of a kind-- I will remember Walker & the family in my prayers
July 23, 2009
I grew up listening to Mr. Cronkite and truly trusted his amazing reporting of so many complex and certainly controversial topics. His enthusiasm, emotion and caring were so much a part of his reporting. It showed that this was a job in which he truly invested his life, and his energy. I will miss him tremendously and hope these few words might ease some of your sadness.
Nancy
July 23, 2009
Not just was he the most admired man, he was the most admired honest man. Legacy is the story of just such a man. God bless.
July 23, 2009
May you be blessed at this time of sorrow
July 23, 2009
What an amazing legacy Mr. Cronkite left behind. He was the epitomy of integrity. May God be with his family and friends during this time and during the many firsts to come.
July 23, 2009
As a child, the voice I listened to was Walter Cronkite. He was simply the authority. No matter what he was reporting on, he made complex situations easy to understand and he always gave you a sense of security. That voice...there will never again be anything as magnificent. RIP.
July 23, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 23, 2009
To the Cronkite family,
Throughout my childhood and into my adulthood, Walter Cronkite was the journalist whom I admired and respected for the accuracy of his reporting. He needs to be considered the journalist's journalist.
My sympathies and prayers are extended to you.
July 23, 2009
Honesty and integrity will always be the remembrances we have of Mr. Cronkite.
July 23, 2009
i grew up with Walter Cronkite. Because of his "You Are There" series, I have a fascination with history. Because of his integrity, honesty, compassion,excitement, I'm a better person. He was a true HERO in every sense of the word. He will be missed.
Peg Delta, BC
July 23, 2009
Mr. Walter Cronkite was a legand. I enjoyed his news broadcast along with many millions of people worldwide. He was born the same year as my Dad who passed in 1990.
RIP, Mr. Cronkite and thanks for a job well done.
God be with your family.
Sincerely,
July 23, 2009
He was my favorite and always will be. A man of integrity and honor!!! One of a kind!!
July 23, 2009
I grew up watching Walter Cronkite on the news. I feel like a part of my family is gone.
My memories of Mr. Cronkite will remain treasures of gold in my heart.
July 23, 2009
Summers at the Vineyard will not be the same without Walter. He provided the laughs, afternoon sails, evening colors with the cannon, and unforgettable conversations.
Meeting Walter and Betsy in far flung places during our travels always brought a little bit of home and many laughs.
We will miss them both dearly!
Sorry we can't be with you today but you are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 23, 2009
I, like millions of other Americans, grew up with Uncle Walter in our homes every evening. He was an honorable, comforting presence whose like will never be seen again. Bless you Walter Cronkite.
July 23, 2009
Class, Elegance, The Highest Standards- Heaven Just got an Upgrade with Walter Cronkite-..There will never be another!!
July 23, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Mr. Cronkite showed himself as a person when he presented the news. He reacted with his own emotions for example with the death of President Kennedy and then the walk on the moon. He was one of a kind and will be truly missed.
July 23, 2009
I, too, grew up watching Walter Cronkite. For as long as I can remember he brought nightly news to our household. He will be dearly missed. To the family, may God put his arms of loving protection around you at this difficult time, for he cares for you (1 Pet. 5:7).
July 23, 2009
I grew up with Walter Cronkite, I will always remember his voice it had that strong aire of truth. He will be missed,my condolences and prayers to his family.
July 23, 2009
To the Walter Cronkite Family,

Growing up in Gordon, Ga. , I remember as a little girl watching the CBS Evening News and always listening for Mr. Cronkite to say " and that is the way it is ....." The News World has not been the same since. We have lost a great man, but, heaven has gained another wonderful Christian Angel who will watch over us. I lost my dad last year at the age of 82 , and I am still strugging with his death. The Cronkite family is definitely in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all ! And that's the way it is on this July 23, 2009 .
July 23, 2009
I grew up watching Walter Cronkite. I will never forget the moment he had to announce the death of President Kennedy. In our household, and many others, he was the voice of truth and wisdom. He was trusted and adored by millions.

He was the absolute best of them all. Newscasters today should strive to be more like him.

He may be gone, but his impact on the broadcasting industry will last forever.

A tremendous loss for family and friends and millions of others who only knew him through the television screen.
July 23, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 23, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 23, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 22, 2009
My parents would always watch his news program so I grew up with Mr. Cronkite. You were the best. My deepest sympathies to his family.
July 22, 2009
My grandmother, Dora Chapman Harris, born circa 1889, was suspicious of television. She also had a crush on Walter Cronkite. In her mind, there was a distinct probability that Mr. Cronkite could see her every evening when she watched the news. She always wore a housecoat (or duster) while watching TV, in order to preserve her modesty. When Mr. Cronkite signed off with "... and that's the way it is..." she would surreptitiously wave to him without fail. If she saw that we caught her waving, she would rotate her hand in such a way as to try to convince us that she was stretching or exercising rather than waving to a talking head.
July 22, 2009
Thank you Mr. Cronkite. Your honesty and professionalism, as well as your comforting demeanor helped me deal with so many tragedies over the years. You were a beacon that all newsmen and women should strive for. God Bless you Sir.
Sheila Sneyd-Mansfield Massachusetts
July 22, 2009
Thank you to the Cronkite family for letting me share a very special person with you: every night eating on tv trays in front of the TV. Our world is richer for having experienced his honesty, forthrightness & caring. Thank you!
July 22, 2009
I feel as though I've lost a close family member. I grew up watching Walter Cronkite from a small child. At first as a young child I was forced to sit quietly and watch the news, for history and information. Soon I fell in love with Mr. Cronkite and looked forward to having him in our living room each evening, listening to him intently. It was the highlight of the day for all my family before dinner. I feel as though he not only was reporting history, he WAS part of the history himself....and I went through many important events which were narrated by him. The history of JFK from election till the sad end, the space shuttles, the walk on the moon, etc. It was just not right if Mr. Cronkite was not there or did not say it. And he reported all from the best to the saddest with an emotional impact that you related to. I will never foget such thigs as his emotional response to the JFK killing, the first walk on the moon, and so many others. To this day I still like to see again the segment where he tells us all JFK's death, as sad as it was. But he instilled in your heart, from his heart, the empathy of the event and now we move on together. That emotion and with his tone of voice spread a sentimental warmth that is indescribable. Any historic event since such as The World Trade Center tragedy was just not 'real' until we heard him speak on it, with the knowledge and great soft tone of voice he possesed. Anything that happened like that, I eagerly awaited comments and remarks from Mr. Cronkite.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this saddened time. He had a familly of millions also that sat in the living room with him each evening. That was always the highlight of the day on television.
And it was not complete until he spoke his famous words, "And that's the was it was.......".
July 22, 2009
A great man and a great role model for all of us who grew up watching him.
July 22, 2009
There are icons in all walks of life and in the media there are very few that come close to this man. He was able to keep you forever glued to your tv screen when he was at the wheel. And when he retired all knew it only to well. He was a great man that knew his passion well and stuck by his beliefs and ways that he chose to do the news. We thank you for that. My prayers are with your family may God guide them thruogh this difficult time.
God Speed Sir
July 22, 2009
Even though I was only 13 years old when JFK was killed I really do remember Walter Cronkite"s words and emotion. May God be with you during this difficult time.
July 22, 2009
As a little girl, I joined my daddy in front of the television each evening to hear Walter Cronkite bring us the news. I was 12-years-old when John F.Kennedy was killed and was spellbound the next Four Days. I decided to be a reporter watching the CBS Evening News with Cronkite. Four decades later,I'm reporting the local news in Forest City,NC. What a wonderful journalist of integrity and wisdom he was.
Jean Gordon
July 22, 2009
Thank you for your honesty & integrity as a newsman & a human being. You helped my family and friends thru good & bad times. We need more people like you but thank God you there was only you. God bless your family & you, Sir.
God be with you! The world was a better place with you here! Thanks!
July 22, 2009
Walter Cronkite,has sooth my stressful anzities many times down through the years. He has been missed in his retirement but not forgotten. pleasent emory of him will always be with me.
Elisha, North Carolina
July 22, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Cronkite family. He was "THE BEST" in what he did. I know that he will be missed by his family, friends, and his fans.
July 22, 2009
To The Cronkite Family, My Thoughts and Prayers Are With You On The Passing Of This Wonderful,Charming and Smart Man.I Have Been Watching Walter On The News Every Night Since I Was 10 Years Old.He Will Never Be Forgotton. Rest In Peace Walter.
July 22, 2009
Oh to have Many Walter Cronkites in media positions , our world would be a truly improved place. He was truly a man I emulate. I always used him as a gauge for comparision. I remember watching him as he reported President JFK's death. We have lost a man of integrity and distinction. Roger and Carole, Alaska
July 22, 2009
Mr.Cronkite was one of Americas' greatest Newsmen.He was classic and not bias in his delivery of tough topics and Issues.Mr. Cronkite will be missed,rest in peace Mr. Cronkite,your job was done very well.
July 22, 2009
July 22, 2009
To the family of Walter Cronkite:
Its hard to find words for the loss of someone that helped mold you into the person that you are today. Early in life we were transfixed by Walter and his opinions, his style, his beliefs and confidence. He was as close to a family member as you could become. My thoughts are with you and your tremendous loss. Take courage in knowing that you'll see him again and that his pain and suffering are over. May God bless your entire family.
July 22, 2009
Good-Bye Mr. Walter Cronkite.
I think-you for bringing the world together , all those years..You made news interesting and caring..You were always a class act, a great man who chose to share himself with all of us. Coming into our homes with manners, class, intellagence,and compassion... I will miss you here on earth..RIP.
July 22, 2009
You took us through some of the most tragic moments of history as well as the most triumphant in the sixties. You had a bird's eye view of some of the most historical moments of our times. And you reported them with great dignity. Thank you. God's Blessings
July 22, 2009
I, along with many people of my generation, grew up watching The CBS Evening News, not necessarily because of the network's reputation, but because of Walter himself.
Being a die-hard fan of the space program from my early teens, there was only one newsman to watch through it all.
That was Walt.
Other networks had their talented newscasters during these moments, but there was no one like Walt.
I worked in the television news business for 25 years and never got a chance to meet Walt.
Sure wish I had. That would have been one of the most memorable moments of my career.
The days of that caliber of broadcasting are over. At least we have the memories.
Goodbye Walt. We'll miss you.
July 22, 2009
A life well lived in truth and honor. We will miss this "hero" of American journalism. My smpahthy to his family, friends and the American people.
July 22, 2009
What a great man with a great heart and a huge legacy! Thank you, Walter, for all that you gave us - we will always love and appreciate you!

I wish you every blessing as you travel on to your next 'assignment' with the same zest and grace that you had in your human life.

Deepest prayers and highest regards to all of Walter's loved ones!
July 22, 2009
I respected Mr. Cronkite so much that I stopped watching network TV when he retired. And apparently haven't missed anything since. My world was made a better place due to him. His name stands for integrity in my book. He will be missed.

Conrade Hinds (Columbus, Ohio)
July 22, 2009
I respected Mr. Cronkite so much that I stopped watching network TV when he retired. And apparently haven't missed anything since. My world was made a better place due to him. His name stands for integrity in my book. He will be missed.
July 22, 2009
As a child growing up I could always turn to Walter with the news the real news. As I got older that never charged. And that's the way it was. it was a sad day when God took Walter to do the news in heaven. What a blessing he was.
July 22, 2009
My heartfelt condolences to the Cronkite family on your loss.
July 22, 2009
You were my Dad's favorite News Man and he said you shouldn't have retired when you did because there will never be another Newscaster with the character and dignity as you had. My GOD hold you in his hands for all eternity.
July 22, 2009
Mr. Walter Cronkite was my favorite newscaster. I loved his big heart. He cared about his reporting in a way no other has been able to replicate. I still remember the day he reported that President J.F.K. was killed...the emotion in his heart and voice.
July 22, 2009
To the family of a wonderful man with illustrious wisdom that vividly etched onto my mind reading his lips saying "And that’s the way it is" over many years, my heartfelt prayers are extended to you and may all the fond memories stay close to your hearts and on your minds. We were blessed with a momentous and worthy anchorman over many years. Walter Cronkite shall be greatly missed yet memories shall live on forever!
July 22, 2009
My earliest memory is of Walter Cronkite Breaking the news of the Kennedy assassination. My mom's tears, her eyes glued to the television and Walter's face. I was 3 years old. I couldn't understand the magnitude of the situation. I just remember the anguish of my parents and the comforting sound of Walter's voice.

We were not allowed to INTERRUPT, when Mr. Cronkite was on the screen. We were from Portland Maine and had a special pride that Walter Cronkite choose to spend his days off, sailing in Maine.
My dad shared Walter's fascination with the space program and never missed a "launch" with Walter explaining all the details and wonder.
The moon landing occurred on July 20 1969 - my 8th birthday. I was allowed to "stay up" and watch the coverage. We all held our breath until Walter Assured us that they were safe, and indeed, had LANDED ON THE MOON!
By the 70s my dad and I disagreed about the Vietnam war. When Walter came forward with his views that the war was un-winnable and that we needed to rethink our position, my Dad re-examined his position as well.
I now have 2 Grand daughters and the youngest was born on my birthday. July 20th - moon day. She will never understand the impact of the moon landing and she will never understand the impact of Walter Cronkite, but I will try to tell her.
Thank you Mr. Cronkite, for your influence in my life, and for being the personification of what the 1st amendment was designed to be. I also want to thank you for being my teacher, every day you helped a little girl understand a little bit about the world, and you made me want to know more.
July 22, 2009
I watched Walter Cronkite for years and have never found any that were as good as he. He never put himself first - it was always the news. He was a humble, wellspoken man who truly connected with his audience with a great truthfulness and sincerity. I wish todays news people had even half the integrity he did. God bless him and his family.
July 22, 2009
Mr. Cronkite you are one of the reasons that I enjoyed watching the news when I was growing up. My family always watched channel 3 news out of Norfolk,Va. We didn't want to miss your news program. We could trust you to tell us the way it was. Thank you for your honesty and love you had for your job. I think that's what missing today. Now it's mostly about the money they can make or making the person they are reporting on appear to the worst person in the world.Thank you for being you.You will be missed.
July 22, 2009
My favorite Newscaster of all time....A man with a heart, soul and integrity!
July 22, 2009
AND THAT’S THE WAY IT WAS

To the family of the late Mr. Walter Cronkite, my prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Mr. Cronkite lived to a good ripe ole age. He knew his calling and that was to be “the best inspiring anchorman” while on earth. What a legacy he left behind.
July 22, 2009
You will be greatly missed. I feel lucky to have growen up listening to you give the news every night. No one has been able to replace you since. "And that's the way it was"
July 22, 2009
Walter Cronkite: A good soul who leaves a good name and I'm sure, a fine family. May he be of blessed memory.
July 22, 2009
May you rest in eternal peace Mr. Cronkite. You were a huge part of our lives and we were lucky enough to have experienced yours. Thank you.
July 22, 2009
Mr. Walter Cronkite legacy to all americans is how he delivered the news to us. Those of us who were growing up knew he could be trusted.
I sincerely hope that for our future reporters will study his way of reporting and use his style of reporting. Mary Myra Martin, New Orleans,LA
July 22, 2009
Walter you will be missed greatly. You were one of the greatest reporters and you are the face I grew up with.
July 22, 2009
True American! Walter Cronkite reported the news honestly, and there will never be anyone to top him in reporting the news and being a true American.
July 22, 2009
July 22,2009
I'm 66 and i was brought up in the Cronkie era.His voice, the way he told the news, a very sincer man,also a great reporter.we knew he would be on tv telling the nightly news.never thinking he would be gone one day,walter you will be sadly missed,
"and thats the way it is" god bless you
we all loved you.
July 22, 2009
Mr. Walter Cronkite has touched the heart of America as a true hallmark of honesty and patriotism. Lifting our nation to the moon with his words, guiding us to better understand current events / history through associations, conflicts, war, lastly showing us how to live with distinction and pride. With deep sorrow we send our condolences and sympathy to his family, as we cry for our nations' great loss..
July 22, 2009
I saw him in TV and he was a true man no only in his voice but in his eyes that describe was going on.
Really, like him there is no one . He was The greatest Reporter of an ERA>
July 22, 2009
I remember as a little girl watching Mr. Cronkite, especially when President Kennedy was assassinated. He was a well known man and very dignified. The world will not be the same without him. He was a great at what he did and the world has lost a great asset. God be with all of you.
Jeanine and Bill Nichols
July 22, 2009
To the Cronkite family.
I remember as a child watching Mr.Cronkite on t.v. I learnd so much from him about what was going on in the wourld. Mr Cronkite was such a wonderful man. Thank you for letting him our life. And thats the way it was.
July 21, 2009
A MAN OF INTERGRITY! A LIFE WELL LIVED AND A JOB WELL DONE. PEACE
July 21, 2009
God Bless You My Cronkite, You were the best anchorman on CBS.
Peace and prayers be with you and your family.
July 21, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I remember watching Mr. Cronkite as a child. I will keep the family in my prayers and remember that Mr. Cronkite is reporting the news up in heaven. Patricia El Paso,TX
July 21, 2009
Thank you for sharing Mr. Cronkite with the world. Peace be with you all.
Terry Greer, Alabama
July 21, 2009
I will never forget the emotion and sincerity that Mr. Cronkite showed when he announced the death of President Kennedy. I was a senior in high school and seeing Mr. Cronkite not afraid to show emotion made it easier for me to show my own feelings over our President's death. I never missed a night of the CBS Evening News when Mr. Cronkite was the anchor. His type of journalism is unfortunately a dying breed. All aspiring anchormen should be required to watch the way Mr. Cronkite delivered the news and they could learn a lot. He will be missed.
July 21, 2009
MR.WALTER CRONKITE,YOU WERE THE VERY BEST CBS ANCHOR LEGEND EVER! NOW IT'S TIME TO RIP. GOD BLESS. Laura Penland,Iva,S.C.
July 21, 2009
Dear Cronkite Family,
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. We will never have another anchor person like Mr.Cronkite. I watched him everynight. May you RIP Mr.Cronkite. Keep your eyes on your family.
July 21, 2009
Mr.Cronkite, Always a perfect gentleman. May you rest in Peace! Your work is completed! You have reached your Crown and Glory in Heaven! You will indeed be a tough ACT to follow. With Prayer and Gratitude. Suzanne Engbert
July 21, 2009
I admired such a truthful, honest, hardworking, sincere and sensitive anchorman...we don't have them "anchor people"...as the old saying goes they don't make um like that any more..I will always remember Mr. Cronkite..my sincere condolences to such a wonderful man..he will always be a great part of history..Signed Sharon Cota, Colorado Springs,CO
July 21, 2009
me and my grandparents watched mr cronkite every night when i was little i couldnt wait for him to say and thats the way it is rip walter you will be missed
July 21, 2009
Rest in Peace. You were a comfort for so many people in this world. You are already missed. Please tell God we need more like you here on earth.
July 21, 2009
RIP Walter, you will never know how many lives you have touched in a positive way. You will be missed.
July 21, 2009
WE SURLY DID LOVE HIM HE DONE SOME WONDERFUL WORK. HE WAS'T SCARED TO TELL THE TRUTH,ABOUT NOTHING. I REALLY ADMIRED HIM I'M

GOING TO MISS HIM . LOL MARY & BOB SELF
July 21, 2009
I met Walter in 1959 while aboard the Carrier Valley Forge CVS 45. He was doing a 20th century show and I was on the hanger deck on guard duty and he was looking over the planes. He was very nice and never spoke down to me when asking questions.

Jimmy Sweat, Balto. Md.
July 21, 2009
Mr. Cronkite had such integrity and honesty ~ attributes not seen much anymore today. But I'll always remember as a child back in the 1960's in New York, sitting in front of the black and white TV watching the New York Symphony / Ballet show before the Walter Cronkite hour would begin. Our family always watched his newshour. He will be sorely missed. God Bless his soul and his family.
July 21, 2009
with love
July 21, 2009
The United States has lost a wonderful man and a very truthful man. He will be missed. I can remember listening to him everynight with my Dad. We either ate before the news cast or after. I can remember my dad saying that he was a very honest man and told it like it should be told. It is to bad our politians are not like him and also the media today. They both should take a lesson from him. My prayers are with the family.
July 21, 2009
To the Cronkite families;
My our LORD and SAVIOR place HIS arms around you and give you peace and strength at this time.

So many years, Walter Cronkite has been with us on TV.

He has been a wonderful witness to our world here in America, as well as other places.

One of our greats, our LORD blessed our country for so long.

GOD bless all of you.

Priddy family
July 21, 2009
You were the GREATEST of news reporters. I always watched CBS when you were there. We will miss those Special Features.
July 21, 2009
Only God knows how many lives Walter Cronkite touched in his life, I'm sure the number would shock all of us. In all the years he was on CBS news millions of homes watched him every evening and felt we each knew him and respected his voice and words of wisdom. The world has lost a very special man and my condolences to his friends and loved ones.

Martha Hoegle, Beaver, PA
July 21, 2009
We have lost a special voice and a special friend. My condolences to Mr. Cronkite's family and other loved ones.
July 21, 2009
I am sad we have lost another great man. I grew up listening to him and found both joy and sadness but most of all comfort in knowing what he said was the truth. Charlotte Lemay, Monroe Wa.
July 21, 2009
God Bless the families of Walter Cronkite far and near. He was a wonderful personality that enbraced the world and gave us the show and tails of news.

May God give you Strength in this time of bereavement.
July 21, 2009
Years ago friends and I were on the Riverwalk in San Antonio and were in the same dining establishment as Mr. & Mrs. Cronkite, one of their daughters and Mr. And Mrs. Rooney. The daughter was taking pictures and being so kind & caring to her parents. (I am so sorry I do not know which daughter, I was trying to be non-intursive) I offered to take a picture of the five of them and spoke briefly with them.
When I read in the paper that Mr. Cronkite's family was with him at the end my eyes watered remembering his daughter's devotion and the pain she was feeling.
There has always been a connection with Walter Cronkite, our guiding beacon. Saturday I felt a connection to a daughter that lost Dad. I am so sorry for your loss.
July 21, 2009
A candle in a dark world has been extinquished. A consumate professional, he gave us good and bad news like our favorite uncle. I rembember him through all the major events in my live. The man was one of a kind. Rest in peace.
July 21, 2009
This was a man among men.!!! Who's word was his Bond.
You could say he will be missed by many people regardless if they
sign his guest book or not.
Some people just won't take the time. Its very Sad
Barney Alhambra, Ca. 91803
July 21, 2009
A man who everyone loved. The voice of truth, confidence, and the American way. We will all miss him.
July 21, 2009
Mr Cronkite was my Grandmother's Hero. She loved looking at the nightly news. I got interested in the news coverage as a result of my early experience looking at TV with my Grandmother. He was exact amd to the point.
GOD Blessings to his family.


Sheila Grace
Virginia Beach VA
July 21, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was a legend in broadcast journalism and was followed by so many viewers in his career.

I can remember as a child my grandma always had to stop everything when it was time for Walter Cronkite's news program to be on, she faithfully watched every single day and anticipated it with great delight...to her, he was THE ONE that she trusted and could count on for giving her all of the national news and so accurately and so well.

We all remember the words that Mr. Cronkite spoke on November 23, 1963 when JFK had passed away...and, you could see how moved Mr. Cronkite was to have to report such a tragedy to the world but he did it wonderfully and I could tell that he cared for JFK personally and that he meant a great deal to him as well and to be the one to report it. I know I will never forget the day I met JFK and spent a little time with him...I only wish I had been fortunate enough to have met Mr. Cronkite as well but he lives on in all of us as I also enjoyed his reporting as my grandma had taught me to do that many years ago.

My condolences to Mr. Cronkite's family and friends, we all have lost a very good friend indeed and he will be missed but his journalism will continue on and on and I thank Mr. Cronkite for what he gave so freely and so well.
July 21, 2009
Mr. Cronkite, as a young lad I will forever remember your coverage of Apollo 11 and the lunar landing, the Vietnam war among the so many other significant events in our history.
July 21, 2009
One of our family has left us. We will see you on the other side of the moon. And that is the way it was. Thank-you Mr. Cronkite.
July 21, 2009
God Bless you Mr. Cronkite. You were the only journalist that I watched that did not let your feelings known one way or the other. Today journalism is dead we need more like you. We will miss you. May God Bless your family. Thank you for all the evenings!
July 21, 2009
Words cannot be shared on how Mr. CRONKITE effected our generation on world events.I to held high regards to one of the most highly respect anchormen in our country and world. as a child of the 60's.He made since in what was going on in the world and the last words he would end his broadcast with will allways remain in my mind and heart. Rest in peace and god bless your family.
July 21, 2009
Walter Cronkite symbolized intergrity, professionalism and class. There will never be another.

Good night Mr. Cronkite and Godspeed.
July 21, 2009
I will always remember sitting on the sofa next to my Dad as a 7 year old watching him announce the events of President Kennedy being killed. The man was super. Rest in peace Walter.
July 21, 2009
"Old Ironpants. The Best & Most Trusted Anchorman in History."

Our Condolence to the Family
‘There is going to be a resurrection of the righteous’ - Acts 24:15
July 21, 2009
THE SILENCE OF A BRILLIANT VOICE AND LEARNED NEWSMAN WHO LOVED THIS COUNTRY AND GAVE US UNBIASED NEWS AS HE SAW IT WILL NEVER BE REPLACED, I REPEAT NEVER.
WALTER, WE WILL MISS YOU. REST IN PEACE.
July 21, 2009
I am sorry of all of us. He is everyone's loss. It's like watching a piece of history slipping away.
July 21, 2009
What incredible things you have seen and shared with others during your long, fulfilling life! You were a gifted, intelligent man with more integrity than most. Rest in peace, Uncle Walter.
July 21, 2009
I was lucky to know two special Walter's in my life. One was my Granddad (Walter Wood) and the other was Walter Cronkite. I'll never forget either one of them.
July 21, 2009
My heart aches to hear of your pasting. A friend passed away the following day July 18th. I feel comfort knowing she is in your company.
What a comforting voice you had in sharing the news The way it was . No anchor perosn since has been able to replace you.
Your life was shared by us all.
Rest in peace.

Selma Rodriguez, Stockton, California
July 21, 2009
Walter Cronkite was my grandfathers favorite News Man and I grew up listening to him. I loved his voice and I all ways thought he was the voice of Tony the Tiger. Rest In Peace. We will miss you.
July 21, 2009
I feel that I have lost a member of the family. As a child I grew up with Walter on the evening news and when he left it was never the same. May god bless you.
July 21, 2009
What a kind, brilliant, educated gentleman! Walter brought us the good news as well as the bad news. I remember him when he announced our dear President Kennedy was assassinated and when the men walked on the moon. May God grant him eternal rest. He is a legend for all time and his memory will live on forever. All news casters could take lessons from such a gifted journalist and "gentlemen".
July 21, 2009
Goodbye Mr.Cronkite,from one of hundreds of millions who knew of you.You were blessed by God.As living life to the fullest,you gave people the Truth.I'll always remember you.
July 21, 2009
I was 12 years old, on that cold November day in 1963, when Mr.Cronkite announced that President Kennedy had died. I remember that day so vividly; and also remember the man who had the burden of telling us on national television. Walter Cronkite was a gentleman in every sense of the word; and we needed him to be there for us in our darkest hour. We knew that he told the truth; that he cared about his country; and that he was hurting, as well. May God bless and comfort Mr. Cronkite's family. Our loss is Heaven's gain. May he rest in peace.

Sincerely,
Nancy Harrison-Watson
Savannah Georgia
July 21, 2009
I will miss Mr.Cronkite,I grew up hearing voice and now it is gone.Rest in peace.We love you.Our prayers are with you and your family.This was a great person and I loved to listen to him talk and report about what was happening to our nation.Thank You MR. Cronkite and God Bless.
July 21, 2009
I feel like we have lost a friend, I grew up watching Walter Cronkite and I remember always believing what he said, I loved hearing his voice and knew he was a strong man of his convictions. He will be greatly missed.
July 21, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 21, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
July 21, 2009
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE CRONKITE FAMILY,FRIENDS,&ALL WHO WORKED WITH HIM.
July 21, 2009
I grew up with Walter Cronkite and it just wasn't the same CBS news when he left. There was no way anyone could take his place. What a wonderful man, jouralist, person. He will be terribly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. We lost our young son-in-law just 3 months ago, so I understand what they are going through.
July 21, 2009
The world without Walter Cronkite is a less informed world. Even after he retired, I always looked forward to any specials that he may have done. Thanks for all the years you looked after us by giving us"the way it is".
July 21, 2009
i am a 56year old and i grew up watching mr. cronkite may god bless his family and they can have great memories to share .thanks for all the news.
July 21, 2009
d Shepard midway csi
July 21, 2009
Mr.Cronkite will always be remembered for that voice, as a child, he were the voice of news. This take you waayyy! back, to the sixties and seventies. Ed Sullivan,Micheal Jackson Five days, Elvis, Moonwalk, Kennedy. So he will always have his place in our history, may the family be strengthen at this time. He was a American Icon. Thanks for the memories...
July 21, 2009
Walter Cronkite -- the consumate gentleman.... and yes, sincerely he will be missed by so many, in so many ways... Perhaps all people -- and including current avenues of news presentation of today and in the future --- should take stock and begin to change many of the ways -- to stop the sensationalism of news coverage today... I have been watching all of the past and most recent coverage of Mr. Cronkite -- with interest, some sadness -- but great gratitude.... What a lucky family to have this man as Patriarc... I sincerely wish that I had known this lovely man... We were all to lucky for him!!!!!!!!
July 21, 2009
Love and prayers to a marvelous person..Am confident he'll be reporting for God..
July 21, 2009
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 21, 2009
To the family of a wonderful man, who served community and state to his very best. My thoughts and prays will follow you as the days move ahead.

Many Blessings
CDM
July 21, 2009
I remember seeing footage of Walter Cronkite. My favorite footage that I've seen is his facial expression when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. He took American through rough times and did so with grace.

May the Cronkite family be comforted in knowing this is how Jesus feels about God's servants "Then Jesus beholding him loved him" (Mark 10:21)
July 21, 2009
Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family in the loss of your loved one. We wish you comfort and peace in this time of sorrow.
July 21, 2009
My deepest sympathies to the family of the "Most trusted Man in America". There has never been nor will there ever be anyone of his like again. If you look up the word "integrity", Mr. Cronkites picture is prominately displayed.
July 21, 2009
I grew up watching Walter Cronkite from a Lansing Michigan station every night at 6:30.
His compassion when President Kennedy died, when President Regan was shot and so many other events showed his compassion in bringing the news as a man of style and grace.
He had done the voice on WYNO Cable 29 Liberty Kids which airs every morning at 7:30 A.M.
Thank you for your many years of service, it wil be hard to fill your shoes.
Becky Connor
Windsor Ontario Canada
July 21, 2009
There will never be another you. You were the best reporter, and most respected. God bless.
July 21, 2009
Our deepest sympathies to you.
Walter Cronkite was a man of integrity...more cannot be said of a man.

The Floyd Kalber Family
July 21, 2009
I remember watching him during the 60's but quit watching any evening news broadcasts in the 90's. If it wasn't Cronkite it just wasn't news.
July 21, 2009
God bless you Walter, and may God bless us all!
"...and that's the way it is..."
July 21, 2009
I grew up watching you. You will be greatly missed. May your family memories bring you comfort.
July 21, 2009
He was the voice of news of real world events. Thank you for sharing him with the world.

Susan Colgate South Australia
July 20, 2009
A golden Voice silenced a goldened voice remembered rest in peace sir
July 20, 2009
My prayers go out to your family. Rest in Peace, Uncle Walter.
July 20, 2009
The bold and mellow voice is gone, but the meomories will alway be there, Thank you for being there to tell the story!
God Bless you Walter Cronkite!

Richard and Judy Vaughn
July 20, 2009
The world lost the unltimate newsman and the voice of truth, respect, knowledge, integrity, and accuracy when Walter Cronkite passed away this past Friday evening the 17th of July in 2009 at 7:42 edt.
Walter Cronkite was born on Wednesday, November 4th, 1916 in
St. Joseph, Missouri. I was born two days after he celebrated his 40th birthday. Walter was already working for CBS then. I was born on Tuesday, November 6th, 1956 (A Presidential Election Day). Our 34th President, Dwight David Eisenhower was re-elected that day.
May the happiest and fondest of Walter Cronkite's memories help the many friends, colleagues, and the family of Walter Cronkite through their time of grief. May our Heavenly Father welcome Walter Cronkite into His Holy Kingdom with the sound of trumpets and many Angelic voices.
July 20, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 20, 2009
Truly he was the humble kind person that folks are saying he was. My mother met him on Swans Island, Maine when he and his wife were there with their sailing club. When she asked to take his picture, he suggested that Mrs. Cronkite take it of him and my mom. Mom was absolutely delighted and talked about that day forever after.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and those with whom he worked over the years.
July 20, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 20, 2009
I was sad to hear about the passing of Walter Cronkite. My condolences go out to the Cronkite children and family.

I remember watching Walter Cronkite on the CBS evening news as a child with my grandparents. He had a very special way of making the news interesting.

I want give a heart felt thank you to the children for sharing their dad with all of us for all those years.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 20, 2009
Well done Sir, Well done.
July 20, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the Cronkite family and to Walter’s colleagues.

I will never forget the first time I met Walter aka Mr. Cronkite in 1996 in Kansas City down on the Plaza. On that day, thanks mom, meeting my true hero meant a lot to me. I followed my dreams and went to work in radio which gave me the privilege to meet him several times. I will always remember the great conversations that we had; nothing too serious though. Not only was Mr. Walter Cronkite an American icon, he was a great listener and a generous giving man.

Thank you for the wonderful memories.
July 20, 2009
What a wonderful man.
A great newsman who made you believe and care about what he was reporting. He also was someone you would want to know.
Rest in Peace
July 20, 2009
July 21,2009 We are sadden to hear the loss of a wonderful man as Walter Cronkite. I grew up listening to him on the televison and I just admired him by his way of broadcasting the news. He was a great person and will always be a great person to us all. Are prayers are with your family at this time. God Bless each of you. The Atkinson Family, Oregon
July 20, 2009
In expressing condolences and gratitude to the entire Cronkite family, I am reminded of how quickly life goes by. It is hard to believe that Walter Cronkite announced President Kennedy's death on national television 46 years ago. His announcement then and now as it is replayed on current television, is very moving and reminds us of that hard time. Even so, Mr. Cronkite had a way of calming us in crisis. His delivery of the news was so steady yet heartfelt as when he brought forth the story of the men landing on the moon in 1969. What excitement he showed on that day! It's been sad and humbling to remember those times during the news replays. I am so glad that Mr. Cronkite was an announcer during my young days. He helped me to become interested in listening to the news. For that, I am grateful. Thanks to the Cronkite family for sharing Walter with us for so many years. He was an inspiration who seemed to be true to himself, succeeded in a career that he enjoyed and had a family life to complete the balance. Now, he has moved on to the next chapter of the rest of his story. He will be missed.
July 20, 2009
Mr. Walter we as a country -The United States of America -will miss and regret your passing we all loved you. Your friend,
July 20, 2009
Dear Cronkite Family,

What a blessing to have such a man as your father and friend. He will be greatly missed, certainly by you, but also by those of us who counted on his soothing voice and calm demeanor to get us through in the turbulent 60's. Thank you for sharing him with us.
July 20, 2009
Rest in Peace, Mr. Cronkite. You were among the best reporters of our times.
July 20, 2009
Seem like family. We always watch the new at six every evening. That was back in the 60. always will be remember.. GODS BLESS THE FAMILY WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU

HINKLES - KENTUCKY
July 20, 2009
From a family that watched Walter Cronkite every night, our prayers go out to the entire family. May he rest in peace.
July 20, 2009
I shall never forget the day you told me and the Nation that The President had died.

You have been a gift to the news media, to your Country, and to your fellow Americans. I will never forget you.


Thank you for being you.
July 20, 2009
How sad to hear the lost of such a great man

I for one will always remember "WALTER"
July 20, 2009
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of a great man. Walter Cronkite was one of a kind. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
July 20, 2009
Dear Cronkite Family:

Having lost both of my parents within the last ten years and, most recently, my husband, I very much know how you feel. I know how you feel now -- how you'll feel five years from now and so on. Now, I've lost our Walter Cronkite -- one of the most cherished people I thought would always be there. Thank you for sharing him with us, the American people. Thank you for having shared him with me and my family. There is no doubt that, in heaven, Walter Cronkite, is in his element. Think of how many historic entities he can interview. Think of all of the new stories. May he eternally cover our news.
July 20, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cronkite family, friends, and fellow employees. God Bless you for all you have done.
July 20, 2009
He will be missed. He brought some of the most devasting and joyful news to us via television. We laughed and rejoiced with him and cried and were sorrowful with him during those dark and terrible hours. We are blest for having him touch our lives thru the media. May your memories of him warm and keep you through the shadowed days ahead. God Bless.
July 20, 2009
To Walter L. Cronkite IV - Our prayers to you and your family. - The United States Marine Corps Officer Selection Team, Albany, NY (Captain Carolyn Nelson, Staff Sergeant Richard Charley, Patti Cannon)
July 20, 2009
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 20, 2009
Because Jesus cares we're comforted, Because he loves we'ren never alone. We the Pastor and the entire Rocky Mt. Church family, we share your loss and send you our deepest sympathy and love.

Humbly yours
Pastor Derrick K. Nelson
July 20, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 20, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 20, 2009
My brother use to do Walter Cronkite voice when we were little. He was just such an outstanding person that even us kids knew he was something great. Thank you for everything! God bless and keep you always.
July 20, 2009
I have been in broadcasting since 1988.
When I got my first radio job, I made it my business to work hard and take on the jobs others didn't want. One night when someone didn't come in and my boss had to ask me to work another three hours, he said, "Marie, do you know how they call Walter Cronkite
'Old Ironpants'? (chuckle) Looks like you're going to be "Old Ironskirt' tonight!" I laughed, but also was flattered to be mentioned in the same breath with Uncle Walter, since I knew his reputation for sticking to the job and getting it right. Thank you, Walter Cronkite, for your persistence, industriousness, humanity and total dedication to the truth; you made the business better for those like me who have come after you!
July 20, 2009
I was brought up with my dad watching mr.cronkite every night.it brakes my heart to hear of his passing on friday.my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.god be with the family I pray.amen.
July 20, 2009
I GREW UP WATCHING WALTER CRONKITE AND FOUND HIM TO BE A VERY CARING MAN.
I REMEMBER WHEN PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY WWAS KILLED HOW MUCH CARING AND EMOTION WENT INTO THE BROADCAST.
HE IS AN ICON.
BECKY CONNOR
July 20, 2009
We watched the CBS evening news with Walter Cronkite at supper time, in our Ladner, British Columbia home in the early 1960s, then watched Canadian news on The National with Lloyd Robertson at 11 p.m. I chose journalism as a career in the early 70s because Walter Cronkite was the editor-reporter-anchorman, the man that I most wanted to be like, other than my father. I extend my condolences to his family. He was a great but humble man.
July 20, 2009
To the Cronkite family;
My condolences go out to you and your family. There will never be a newsman or woman who will be able to fill his shoes. And that's the way it is.
God Bless, Nancy Francis
July 20, 2009
Walter was the perfect role model for future reporters in displaying the human spirit and professional calibre expected of newsmen. I grew up watching him and whatever he reported touched me and I believed in him. My deepest sympathy to the family and may comfort be found at Job 33:25 when Walter will return to the days of his youthful vigor and be able to enjoy life again without the infirmities of old age.
July 20, 2009
They broke the mold after you.. There will not be another.. We will miss Mr.Cronkite. :( Our best to the family.
July 20, 2009
another part of my youth has been silenced.there will be no other like you.thank you for the memories in the evenings everyday back then.
you were a part of my every day life.GOD bless you for being who you were.
July 20, 2009
Deepest condolences. As a child, Mr. Cronkite was the welcome and trusted extra face at our dinner table every night.

The term icon is too easily used today but he is America's broadcast news icon. His excellence was the exquisite mix of professionalism, intelligence, honesty and impartiality that was presented with an overarching humanity.

He is missed and will never be equaled.
July 20, 2009
I was raised up watching him, I pray God is with the family in this great loss. He wil lbe rememebered always.
July 20, 2009
He was in my opinion such a gentleman. The news just won't be the same without Mr.Cronkite. Another great loss of an era. My thoughts & prayers are with his family.

Godspeed!!
July 20, 2009
July 20, 2009
KRISTIN ECHOLS
POOH/22
July 20, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to the Cronkite family. I grew up watching him during the 50's and 60's and had a great deal of respect for him as a person and professional human being. He touched several lives all over the world for so many years - more than any president I have ever known. From a selfesh point of view, we are sad that he is gone physically but spiritually he will be with all of us for years to come. He is now in God's hands - a place we all hope to be someday. God Bless your family.
July 20, 2009
Without a doubt, Walter Cronkite was the best at what he did.I grew up listening to him and will always remember him as a guy who knew what was going on. He will be missed especially for the New Years Vienna waltzs. Gil Fauteux (Chicago,IL)
July 20, 2009
Our condolences to the family of Walter,

We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Brinkley's death. We grew up listening to him and Mr. Brinkley every evening as a family. May our Heavenly Father, the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you all during this sad time (2 Corinthians 1:4). With deep sympathy
July 20, 2009
May the family of Mr. Cronkite find comfort in the loss of their loved one. He was true American and gave so much to so many in his lifetime. May he rest in peace!
July 20, 2009
I knew Mr. Cronkite through the Televison only, but felt he was a family member, after all I saw his face practically every day. He seemed to be a very sincere person, and showed it in his reporting. I remember when I was real small, and President Kennedy died he cried with the rest of the world. The world has lost a great human being. Good bye and happy reporting in heaven. God needed you to report the wonderful things heaven has going on there.
Tina Darling (Kansas City, Mo.)
July 20, 2009
I grew up watching him on the news; he is one of a kind. A geat man, he will be missed. My condolences to the family. God Bless!
July 20, 2009
We will miss you Mr. Cronkite. No one will ever come close to you.

Lydia A. List
Jacksonville, Florida
July 20, 2009
I was raised on watching Walter on the evening news. Was sad to hear that he has passed. He surely will be missed. And his saying and that's the way it is. Good night Walter.
July 20, 2009
I send my deepest condolences to the Cronkite Family. What a legend....rest in peace!
July 20, 2009
So proud of the contribution you gave to our lives. You will be missed but deserve to soar beyond this earth.
Maggie Staton mstaton@bwsw.com
Tarboro, N.C. 27886
July 20, 2009
Mr. Walter Cronkite played a very informative role in my young life. I would watch the clock and no matter what I was doing or where I was, I would make it my business to be in front of the TV just to hear him say "And That's The Way It Is".

I started watching the news in the second grade because of Mr. Cronkite.

He will surely be missed. I'll keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Cronkite!
July 20, 2009
On behalf of all the Senior Demolay Members in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, we extend our condolences on the passing of our brother, Walter. He truly exemplified the ideals of Demolay forall those that come behind.

Senior Demolay Members,
British Columbia
July 20, 2009
Thank you for the trust that you provided. It was you that we believed when you delivered the news. R.I.P
July 20, 2009
The CBS eveing news was never the same after you left. RIP Mr. Conkite, America will miss you.
July 20, 2009
As an example and standard of professionalism, Walter Cronkite helped me begin and sustain a career in journalism. We were both covering the Watergate scandals, Mr. Cronkite on television and I as the news editor of a small suburban daily, and his reports gave me a yardstick against which to measure the scope and fairness of the pieces we published.

Years later, I had the pleasure of associating with Mr. Cronkite when I was the communications director of a public television program he created and hosted for teens, named "Why in the World." Again, observing him at work was an education.

Not many journalists of any time are long remembered. Most, such as Horace Greeley and his Abolitionist campaign in the mid-1800's, or Emile Zola in the infamous Dreyfus Affair, are associated with being implacable advocates in a crisis. While Mr. Cronkite on rare occasion (as in his famous 1968 broadcast about the Vietnam War) took an important and effective stand on a matter of great controversy, he was for the most part known as the man who shared with America the great moments of triumph and tragedy.

He will be remembered, then, as few journalists have been - because he brought us the news with great reliability and insight, every day, showing "that's the way it is."
July 20, 2009
I grew up listening to you in our living room...you were one like no other. You will be sorely missed.
July 20, 2009
my deepest sympathy to the cronkite family in this time of need. he was the best in his line of work . he will be truely missed. he is now in gods hands and he will take good care of him.
July 20, 2009
And That’s The Way It Is
( A Tribute To The late Walter Cronkite )

The death of Walter Cronkite is that of a
Journalist, reporter and anchorman’s icon

For those of us who grew up in the 50’s,60’s and 70’s
It he that covered and kept us updates
On many major events
We learned the news of many historic changes
Losses, and the places he went

Just to name a few
We learned of many who were rewarded and
Received what they were due
We saw men walk on the moon
The death of many like
President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King,
Senator Robert F. Kennedy , Civil rights workers
And many others who met their demise a little too soon


He along with his comrades kept us informed
On a daily basis of the war in Viet Nam
Which brought tears to many families
Who got greetings from Uncle Sam

He was aggressive in reporting news
Anywhere around the world
This characteristic has inspired
Many others in this field this date

After his retirement
He ventured into other things we wanted to do
But to use the vernacular he missed the news “biz”
And that’s the way it is

With sympathy
July 20, 2009
You left us a great legacy...no one can ever fill your shoes...You will be missed...Good night Mr. Cronkite.
July 20, 2009
I remember how he cried when John Kennedy was killed. He had a true pulse on America.
July 20, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was an important part of my childhood. As a military dependant who moved every two years or so, he was a comforting constant in an otherwise nomadic and sometimes chaotic childhood.

His voice, that voice, for me it was the voice of trust and strength and all things good, no matter what news he had to deliver. I remember watching his special on the future and how it might look, and he had me as excited about it as he seemed also to be.

Mr. Cronkite was in our living room that historic day in July when man landed on the moon...

I hated the day he retired, for purely selfish reasons. I had recently turned 21 and lost my I.D. card and priviledges to the military bases. I felt like an orphan, and Mr. Conkrite was leaving me, too. It was not fair.

God Bless you Mr. Cronkite, and God Bless your family. Thank you for your military service. Thank you for telling me how it was. You were the calm during the storm, the sanctury and steady helm that steered America when we needed you most. You will always be a part of America's psyche. You were and are, a great patriot. I am glad and proud you were a part of my life.

Celebrating your life, I remain a thankful 'niece', Uncle Walter.

Donna
July 20, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 20, 2009
Your voice will not be forgotten. My prayers are with your family Walt. I will always cherish our times we've had together over the years. I'll never forget them nor will I ever forget a great man such as yourself.

Yours Truly,

Brooks C. Robinson
July 20, 2009
You will be missed. Their is no one to take your place.
July 20, 2009
Good Night Walter

Teresa
Gainesville, Ga
July 20, 2009
I will never forget Walter Cronkite and how excited he was when our astronauts landed on the moon. I was a 10-year old kid watching with my cousins in my aunt's living room on that faithful black & White TV while on vacation in NJ. Mr, Cronkite was a well-respected man who loved what he did and we loved him. He was the epitomy of an anchorman and he had a wonderful voice. I will miss him greatly. He was truly an icon. May God Bless his family and thank you for sharing him with the world.
Godspeed,
Carolyn Clarke
July 20, 2009
He belongs to the Ages now.
And that's the way it is.
July 20, 2009
Dear Cronkite family,
Walter Cronkite always seemed like somebodies good old Dad. His reputation spotless, his patriotism to be admired and his wonder at life was amazing. I will forever hold my respect for this dear American in my heart.
July 20, 2009
Although we never met personally, I remember seeing Walter's photo in my father's High School Yearbook: San Jacinto HS - Houston (ca. 1928-29). My dad remembered him and always, always, commented favorably about Walter the person, the classmate, the gentleman, the public figure....a lifetime role model worthy of emulating through many stages of one's life. I will miss him and the dignity and positive image he brought to the news business. Blessings, Walter - go in peace.
Diana Herndon Taylor
July 20, 2009
To Cronkite family,
Walter was the best journalist on tv for many years. We are from baby boom generation. He will be missed. Thanks to his broadcast services. With our deepest sympathy.

Catherine & Robert Barlick,
West Islip, N.Y.
July 20, 2009
I grew up watching you Mr. Cronkite and I looked to you as a trusted source of information. Tears came to my eyes when I heard of your departure from earth and now my friend, the earth has no limits.

God Bless!
July 20, 2009
I can remember as a kid listening to the news with Mr. Cronkike, I loved the sound of his voice, you felt he understood what was going on in the world and wanted to make sure the rest of us understood also. My prayers are with your familty, you can now rest with your beloved wife.
July 20, 2009
And that's how HE always will be!

RIP Walter
July 20, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 20, 2009
Good night and "That's the way it was" Uncle Walter.
July 20, 2009
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved father. There will NEVER be an anchor as honest and forthright as he.

When my friend Julie and I were about 10 or 11, we wrote to your dad to ask him to wave at us at the end of a broadcast in September. Needless to say, he didn't wave, but his office DID send a lovely letter and a picture, which shares a place in albums among my family's pictures.
July 20, 2009
Our family always watched the CBS Evening News when Walter Cronkite was the anchor. He had that certain aura about him that told you right away, this man was not going to sugar-coat any news story he reported on. He laid the facts right out on the table. And he was also a man of compassion. I was in 4th grade when President Kennedy was assisnated. We came in from recess, and our teacher quickly wheeled a TV set into our classroom, and the channel she had the TV tuned to was our local CBS channel. Mr. Cronkite showed to all of us that day, that even a person with a very tough exterior can be a person who is full of emotion. You are truly an icon and legend in the world of broadcasting, Mr. Cronkite. Rest in Peace. You have definitely earned it. "And that's the way it is"!!
July 20, 2009
Out thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Rest in peace.
July 20, 2009
I remember growing up with Walter Cronkite giving the news and then to find out, through the years, that we were related was exciting....I only wish that I had gotten to meet this GREAT MAN....My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and may God Bless and comfort them.
July 20, 2009
Courage is defined as "you gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. . . You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."
These words sum up Walter Cronkite who almost cried on air as he reported on President Kennedy's assasination and incurred the wrath of a president when he showed how wrong the Vietnam War was. Thanks, Uncle Walt, for telling it like it was for my generation!
God Bless!
July 20, 2009
RIP WALTER
July 20, 2009
I too remember so well Walter's presence on TV, especially when JFK was killed. This will be burned into my memory forever, as will this wonderful, kind and gracious man. God bless you and may you have eternal peace.
July 20, 2009
Walter Cronkite created the news. I remember watching him on tv when I was a child. After I saw him for the first time I never stopped watching him. He was an Icon and the news world will never be the same without him.My prayers to all his family and friends.
July 20, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 20, 2009
It's an unhappy coincidence that Mr. Cronkite passes on the 40th anniversary of man's historic landing on the moon. Space was his biggest thrill and I remember staying up late that night of the 20th to watch the astronauts take their walk. Walter made it come all the more alive to this nine-year-old with his enthusiasm. Godspeed, Uncle Walter. We will all miss you terribly.
July 20, 2009
You were the beloved, respected,and knowledable newscaster ever. One of
a kind! May you rest in peace in the
arms of our creator. Bless your daughters.

Always,

L.Lombardo
July 20, 2009
I remember growing up with Mr. Cronkite in our living room every evening.

Rest in peace, and may God bless you and your family.
July 20, 2009
What an honorable, distinguished man you were. I grew up with you and the news. God bless your family that will keep your memory living for all of us.
July 20, 2009
I extend my prayers and sympathy to the family. He was the evening news while I was growing up. May your hearts be comforted with good memories and good times together, Walter Cronkite was a very remarkable man!
July 20, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 20, 2009
On my parents' first trip to Europe (Munich) over New Year's six years ago, we met Walter and his wife in the lobby of the Munich Hilton. My mother heard his voice in the lobby and said, "Walter?" He turned to her, and said, "Yes" in his inimitable voice When I came into the lobby after parking the car, my dad said "Do you know who this is?" I hadn't a clue~ Anyway, Walter and his wife were very cordial and told us how they always came to Europe over New Year's to host a Vienna Boys function. Meeting Walter and talking to him was the highlight of my 80 year old mother's first trip to Europe. My father has since passed away, so I know the loss the children feel.
July 20, 2009
Everything happens in God's time. He sent Walther Cronkite to bring us the news when we needed a level head and truth (of course we still need that). He gave us a great human being who wasn't afraid to "tell it like it is" and He silenced his voice according to His Will. Mourning is for the living, and my heart goes to the family at this time.
July 20, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 20, 2009
You must be very proud to be related to this man. He was truly one of the great ones. He will, as he always has been, remembered. I am sorry for your loss and America's.
July 20, 2009
We've had lots of journalists, but no one compared to your loved one. He was one that I enjoyed watching and listening at anytime of the day. God bless all of you at this of your loss.

Linda Delatorre, Santa Paula, CA
July 20, 2009
July 20, 2009
To the family of Mr.Walter Cronkite,I'm sorry for your loss.My heart is heavy.I grew up on him telling the news.My grandmother wouldn't look at no one else, if it wasn't Mr.Cronkite, she wouldn't look at it.My God bless and your family.
July 20, 2009
I never met Walter Cronkite, but was under the same roof with him; kindest regards to family and friends
July 20, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 20, 2009
He brought alot of science and inspiration to me with the 21st Century show. .....and thats the way to live...Thank you Uncle Walt...Rest in peace
July 20, 2009
The world has lost a very kind, honest and genuine person. Thank you Mr. Cronkite for sharing your life with us. You will certainly be missed but never forgotten.
July 20, 2009
Walter Cronkite was a man of integrity, honor and curiosity. We kept America informed and at many times calm during some tumultuous times. There won't be another one like him, nor should there be.
July 20, 2009
There are not enough words to express what a fantastic human being you were. May you rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this very difficult time.

God bless you, you will be missed
July 20, 2009
i am sarry to here about our death
July 20, 2009
sorry for our loss of a great man. may you rest in peace
July 20, 2009
To a gentlman who lived well, thank you for being a true "Anchor" for the Country when we really needed it.

Rest well in heaven with your beloved wife. What a reunion that must have been.

God Bless you, and again thanks.
July 20, 2009
I was lucky enough to meet Mr. Cronkite at a cocktail party in Marthas Vineyard. We sang the UT Texas fight song to everyone!
July 20, 2009
With Deepest Sympathy.
I grew up watching Walter Cronkite.
He was a calming force during President Kennedy's Assassination. And the terrible times that followed. (in the mid 60's)

Walter will be greatly missed.
July 20, 2009
With Deepest Sympathy.
I grew up watching Walter Cronkite.
He was a calming force during President Kennedy's Assassination. And the terrible times that followed. (in the mid 60's)

Walter will be greatly missed.
July 20, 2009
When the CBS Evening News came on in our house - no one spoke - we only listened to the greatest voice telling us "that's the way it is". It was gospel. No one could ever replace Walter Cronkite. My heartfelt sympathies to the family of Walter Cronkite. May your memories bring you peace and comfort. Sincerely,
July 20, 2009
An icon of trust and honesty -- a man who relayed historic events as if from a best-selling book
July 20, 2009
You were simply the best-as a child growing up in the 1960's you always seem to put in all in prospective.
Thank You For the fond memories .
July 20, 2009
Rest in peace.
July 20, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 20, 2009
God bless you Walter. A great journalist. A part of our history is gone with him. Rest in peace.
July 20, 2009
Dear Walter,
You were an important influence on how I looked at the world. Thank you for that. Godspeed.
July 20, 2009
My deepest condolences to Kate - a very loving and compassionate daughter. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 20, 2009
If there were more Walter Cronkites around, I'd go back to watching network news. Sadly, they broke the mold when this wonderful man with so much integrity was born.
July 20, 2009
rest in peace Mr Cronkite. the world has lost a great man and jounralist. God be with your family and friends during this diffuclt time
July 20, 2009
We would like to send our most heartfelt condolences to you & your family in this time of sadness. We grew up know ing your loved on as one of ours. He was a very honest & good man. He is someone that is part of our family, friend, someone that we will always remember in our hearts. He will not be forgotten. God Bless the Cronkite family now & forver may you be blessed. Love to all.
July 20, 2009
the news has not been the same for me since he left...i grew up watching him...i feel for his family, they have lost a very special man.
m l ebalo, pt st lucie, florida
July 20, 2009
I knew Walter Cronkite for years. He was the consumate newsman and later anchor. He is probably up in heaven talking with God and may still be repoting news events. I'm sorry for your loss, but he accomplished as much in one lifetime that anyone could in three lifetimes.
July 20, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 20, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 20, 2009
You will be miss Mr.Cronkite.My heart goes out to your family .Loseing a loved one is never easy ,but what they are not thinking about from all the saddness in there hearts is that you are waiting for them in Heaven .I hope I'm wording this right but we are only here on earth for so long and our home is in Heaven with our LORD JESUS CHRIST and our family members that has been waiting for us to come home.We are loved on earth but in HEAVEN is the true WARMTH of JESUS CHRIST.
July 20, 2009
First I heard the amazing voice and then TV brought me the handsome face that went with the voice and I was hooked forever. When Walter Cronkite retired, it left a void in my daily listenings of his wonderful stories and news events. He may be gone to that big newsdesk in the sky, but his voice will always remain in my memory. He will be missed but never forgotten. America trusted Walter Cronkite. He was one of a kind. My deepest sympathy to the Cronkite family.
July 20, 2009
There is no words to explain how a family feels when they loose a loved one,I lost my Husband almost 2 years ago,its devestating,your family has my heart felt sympothy,He was a great broadcaster and will be greately missed,God Bless you all,Sincerely,
July 20, 2009
My family grew up with Walter Cronkite on the daily news. He was as honest as the day is long, and a real reporter from the beginning of his service.
July 20, 2009
Mr. Cronkite RIP
Chaplain Jen
July 20, 2009
I was able to watch "60 Minutes" tonight and they put together a beautiful and moving memorial to Walter Cronkite. It sounds like he lived a wonderful life and the world is a better place because of him.
July 20, 2009
I was birb ub 1975, so Idid not have many years to get to know the journalist that everyone trusted. However, Even as I grew older I learned to appreciate his journalistic talent, his ability to look past the politics and to speak toward what can only be described as the face of an ever evolving journalism that would eventualy change and continue to evolve for the better because of his iconic prowess. He will be sorely missed, not just by his family, nor by all those whom koew him well incling heads of states. And when he put himself into harms way as one of the first embedded reporters during the wat, he kept coll under pressure, and he will dorever be the man that spole to astronoauts,President's and above all always brought home another human interest story, especiall that of the American Military. Gof bless you Mr.Cronkite, no one will ever be able to forget his great years as a reoirter.

Yours;

Francsico David Sanders

and all those in Walnut Contry.
July 20, 2009
AMERICAN HAS LOST A DEAR FRIEND WHO SERVCE THE WORLD.WITH GLADYS AND WAS PROUD MAN TO DO IT.BAXTER,NASH.TN.
July 20, 2009
Walter:

You are there - for us at every major news event starting with WW II to America's adventures in space. Your coverage brought us the gamit of emotions. This is because we trusted you by invited you into our homes.

We cried with you when President Kennedy was murdered, we laughed and felt exhilarated as you described American putting a man in space and then became the first Country to put a man on the moon.

A part of us died with your passing, "Because That's the way it was, Friday July 17, 2009".
July 20, 2009
All I can say is there's no one who brings the news like MR. Cronkite. My God be with his family doing this time.

GOD BLESS
Mr. Harris
July 19, 2009
During the "news hour" back in the 1960's, my family watched Walter Cronkite. My parents believed what he said. As I grew older, I came to trust him on my own. The news today is all about "glamorous anchors" - you have to be "physically attractive to do the news". I'm not saying that Mr. Cronkite was not attractive, but he seemingly was not about himself - he was about reporting the news to the public. Sadly, today's anchors promote themselves rather than delivering the news like Walter Cronkite did. The anchors today could learn valuable lessons from the "first anchor" - Mr. Cronkite. I'm glad I lived in his era to know the vast difference. And that's the way it is...May God comfort and bless the family and friends of this icon.
July 19, 2009
Walter Cronkite will be missed. I grew up learning the news from him. I watch newscasters now and wonder why they can't be more like Mr. Cronkite. To his family my condolences and thank you for sharing him with America.
July 19, 2009
As an African American boy grouwing up in the south during the turbulent 1960's and 70's, I remember the no nonsense style of Mr. Cronkite. At 5:30 P.M. central time our family would be glued to the CBS affiliate for the news, especially pertaining to civil rights, and of course the Kennedy and King assassinations, Vietnam, Watergate, rock and roll,the space race. He made us feel at ease whether the news was good or bad. He was more than a news anchor, a friend, a relative who knew who to let us down easy or soar our spirits. He had a long life. May God bless and preserve his family during this time of national grief. And may the standards of network inspire generations to come.
July 19, 2009
He was a one of a kind anchorman with a voice like no other. He will be missed by millions of people!
July 19, 2009
The City of Kansas City has lost one of America's finest in journalism when Walter Cronkite passed away with Family & Friends by his bedside. A true American icon who voice has now been silenced as we bid him farewell.
RIP Mr. Cronkite you are now in God's Country and he will take very good care of you. Goodbye to a dear friend who will be missed by all.
July 19, 2009
I grew up with Walter Cronkite as the only source of "trusted" news. I am saddened that he is gone from us. Our modern newscasters could take a few lessons from Mr. Cronkite. He was and is a huge part of our history. He reported the truth, searched for the truth and wrote the truth. I will miss him as will America.
July 19, 2009
To The Family, Friends and Loved Ones of Mr. Walter Cronkite, We send our deepest, heartfelt sympathy to you, in the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort by cherishing memories. May God bless you. All our love. PROUD USAF PARENTS
July 19, 2009
My heart and deepest sympathy goes out to the family you will be missed dearly. I remember growing up listening to the news with my parents and there you were a man with a different sounding voice . that voice will be missed.
god will take care of you now. rest in peace
Alberta Mattingley (pittsburgh Pa)
July 19, 2009
We have lost an American treasure and one of the finest journalist our age has ever known. Mr Cronkite you shall live on in your great works for new generations to know. God Bless and keep the Cronkite family; make His light shine uopn you and give you peace.
atjablonski
July 19, 2009
I knew Walter Cronkite almost all my life. No, I never met him. He was like family, and my deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and us.
July 19, 2009
Walter has been there for US during the most important events of our lives as Americans. Just watching 60 Minutes and Sunday Morning reminded me of how important Walter has been to us all. I cried when he cried at President Kennedy's passing and I was also as filled with joy when our Astronauts landed on the Moon in July of 1969.
Walter represented the best side of America to me. I will miss him dearly because there will never be another like him again. It is indeed a sad time for America.
E. R Abella in FL.
July 19, 2009
He had such a comforting voice.
July 19, 2009
We will miss Mr. Cronkite very much. I believe the decision about his burial has now been decided and he will be laid to rest in Saint Joseph. MO. His grandmother lived in Oregon, MO. & had a great deal to do with raising him.
July 19, 2009
It feels as though we lost a precious family member. As a child in the early 60's, I learned that Walter was kind, dependable and trustworthy. His qualities enhanced my desire to learn and gained my respect throughout the years. Thank you for sharing Walter with us. What a precious soul! May God send you His Comforter and His Peace. Love You...Bless You...
July 19, 2009
I feel like I have lost a member of my family because of the loss of Mr. Cronkite - he was our news and he brought it to you just the way it was. I grew up listening to all of the alerts and breaking moments from him. We will surely miss him May He rest in peace
July 19, 2009
Walter Cronkite is our National Treasure. His love of our country will never be forgotten. He was a true patriot. The facts always came through Mr. Cronkites news stories. He always treated his viewers with great respect and honor. Thank-you Mr. Cronkite, you will be missed, but never forgotten. And that's the way it is!!!
July 19, 2009
How wonderful it was to share your father with the rest of the world as he entered into our homes over the years. I never failed to watch him on the news as I knew he would deliver the "truth" in a way that one could understand...the way he felt the news should be a part of our lives. I trusted him and "that is the way it is".

I extend my deepest sympathy and please know that he is with our Lord where the news is all "good news"!!
July 19, 2009
I was born in 1962 and I always remembered is voice !
That 's the way it is ,Good night !
God Bless, Mr Conkrite , God Bless ! ! !

From , Patty Graham
Winsted Connecticut
July 19, 2009
What a life God has granted to this honorable American. A true man for all seasons. Rest in Peace Uncle Walter & that's the way it is...
July 19, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was the best! We need reporters with his integrity now more than ever. I believe had he run for president he would have won because he was so trusted by the public. "Now thats the way it is". Rest in peace.

LK, Montara, Calif.
July 19, 2009
Rest in Peace Mr. Cronkite. You were a good man and a great news caster. My condolences to your family.
July 19, 2009
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the family!
What an American Treasure!
There is no mistakening his voice.
"Anchor" he was America's News!
Those were the days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There will NEVER be another unique human being, as he.
Thank You Mr. Walter Cronkite!!!!!!!!!!
God's Peace Be With The Family.
Sincerely,
From all the families
McConnell's/Brager's/Robinson's
July 19, 2009
Walter will always in our hearts and memories. He was an American who loved his country and the people in it.
July 19, 2009
you were a very good man. you were dedicated and trustworthy and very humble. a true role model. you were a memory forever in my life. you will truly be missed
July 19, 2009
...and that's the way it was! Yes Sir - respectfully Orlowski family from Worcester
July 19, 2009
Walter Cronkite will be missed by
everyone that knew and loved him
my condolences to the Cronkite Family
in this difficult time.
July 19, 2009
WALTER YOU WERE A GREAT MAN GOD SPEED!


THE LEONS
July 19, 2009
Walter Cronkite and Charles Kuralt made bad news sound
good. Trusting and will always be THE BEST!!
July 19, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 19, 2009
My condolences to the family of Walter Cronkite and his many professional family members privileged to know and work with him. The sound of his voice and his demeanor were comforting to me and with him that was "just the way it was". I will miss him and make do with the followers.
July 19, 2009
As a broadcaster I once attempted to land an interview with Walter. I wrote him, and, as busy as he was, he wrote back. No interview...his schedule was just too consuming but what a gentleman to take the time to reply. And that's the way it was!!!
Walter Cronkite was Walter Cronkite and everyone else in TV news was, well, just everyone else.
Rest in Peace.
July 19, 2009
Walter;

May you rest in peace. Thank you for all your years informing us of the news.
July 19, 2009
One of the Good Guys. He will be greatly missed.
July 19, 2009
The thing that made Mr Cronkite such a success in his field was that he was doing the thing that he wanted to 'do', not the thing that he wanted to 'be', and in doing so, he set the standard for a path that precious few have been able to follow. Well done! Thank you, dear Walter. RIP.
July 19, 2009
1 word legend
July 19, 2009
Water was a true American, love is country job and his family including us.....Love his strong tone in his voice when he did the news ' Now thats the way it is "
July 19, 2009
Water was a true American, love is country job and his family including us.....Love his strong tone in his voice when he did the news ' Now thats the way it is "
July 19, 2009
johnson, william muggs
July 19, 2009
I grew up watching Mr Cronkite. I was so saddened by the news of his death. May god keep you in his heart as you go through this difficult time. My prayers are with all of his family, and friends. Rest in peace Mr. Cronkite.
July 19, 2009
I feel like I have lost a member of my family because of the loss of Mr. Cronkite - he was our news and he brought it to you just the way it was. I grew up listening to all of the alerts and breaking moments from him. We will surely miss him.
July 19, 2009
I was born in 1960 so was to young at that time to know who Walter was but as the years went by and as i grew up Walter was a house hold name for me cant ever remember a time he or Dan Rather ever had to come on and apologize for making a bad joke or some sexists, or racial remark they told it like it was and thats the way it was and thats the way it is and always will be Thank you Walter Rest in peace
July 19, 2009
I watched him for years. My granddaddy had a certain chair he sat in every night to watch the news and we had better not get in that chair during that time. He was an interesting man when he spoke. He will be sadly missed. God bless the family at this time.
July 19, 2009
I never met Walter Cronkite but he did phone me once in the late 70's or early 80's not sure exactly what year that was it was when we were both in Fort Lauderdale. I thought the office was kidding when they said Walter Cronkite was on the phone and wanted to speak to me. He asked my co-operation wth him on a certain matter which I gladly gave him. Many years later my phone rang in my office in MA and to my surprise I was teh caller ID and it said Cronkite W and although it was not him personally he became a customer for a couple of years. I wish his my condolences and I wish his family well!
July 19, 2009
As many Americans, I too grew up listening to Walter Cronkite. His contribution to our country will never be forgotten. God rest his weary soul and bless his family. Great is his reward.
July 19, 2009
Thank you so much for being a part of our lives for so many years. I remember watching you in black and white, then color. You spoke to us all in such a gentle tone and as a family, we enjoyed watching your news each and every night. It was sad to loose you to retirement but we all knew it would come. No one will ever report the way you did. No one will ever take your place. I haven't had a favorite anchorman since you left.
Mr. Chronkite, thank you for so many wonderful years. God rest your soul.
And that's the way it is.....
Terri
July 19, 2009
My family and I enjoyed watching Mr. Cronkite every night on the evening news. I was only a child, but will always remember him and his closing each evening with, "And that's the way it is." Best wishes to his family. This American icon will be missed.
July 19, 2009
HE WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL NEWSMAN I WILL NEVER FORGET LISTENING TO HIM FOR HOURS WHEN JFK WAS SHOT, HE CRIED WITH US ALL. HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED. HE WAS ONE OF A KIND.
July 19, 2009
I remember as a young child, when my father came home from work, turning on the TV to watch and listen to Walter Cronkite every weekday night. He was a part of our family for as many years as he had his news show. It was a sad day in our family when he decided to retire from the nightly news. His voice was always calm and reassuring to me and he is one journalist I actually trusted. It's even a sadder day today knowing that Walter Cronkite is no longer with us. I've missed you now for a long time, Walter. Now you can deliver the news to the angels!
July 19, 2009
What a wonderful man Walter was! My husband had the opportunity to meet him at a book signing. He was so incredibly gracious. He was the voice of TV, and I still remember when he announced that JFK was dead - we had all een called into the gym at my Catholic grade school, I was just 6, and I remember walking home with a heavy heart. Walter, the consummate professional. We should all aspire to be like him.
July 19, 2009
When I was five I went around the kindergarten I was attending saying "And that's the way it is." The other kids probably thought I was strange, but the teachers knew that I was watching Walter Cronkite on The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite." When I was six he taught me how to say "Cambodia" And when I was a junior in high school growing up, Walter Cronkite was preparing to retire.

I studied broadcast journalism in part, because of Walter Cronkite. I regret that I never got to meet him.

Mr. Cronkite, thank you for helping me to grow up. I look at you as an icon and giant in television journalism but you always reminded me of a kind and loving father and grandfather. Your family was lucky to have had you in their lives.

Rest in Peace, Walter. You're our new Man on The Moon.
July 19, 2009
TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY AND FRIENDS, NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS SUCH SADNESS, BUT PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE PRAYING THAT YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE STRENGTH YOU NEED TO GET THROUGH EACH DAY.
July 19, 2009
Walter,....So many wonderful memories of listening to you. Your voice is permanantly in my memory.What a wonderful man, and what a wonderful life. We'll meet again some day for the first time, and continue that wonderful journey of life that holds us all in the splendor of it's light. Good night, and God bless.
July 19, 2009
YOU WERE THE BEST..!!!

Micheal L. Nesbitt
Burbank,CA.
July 19, 2009
I remember when Mr Cronkite retired from CBS news and I wondered "Now who am I going to watch to give us the news as I had 100% confidence in Mr. Cronkite and the news." It was really a loss for me.
July 19, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 19, 2009
He was the ultimate reporter.......no opinions, no chit chat....just the facts.
July 19, 2009
I would like to extend my condolences to Mr. Walter Cronkite's family. May his soul rest in perfect peace. I grew up watching his news broadcasts and decided to major in mass communications before becoming a lawyer, partly because of the influence that he had on me. He will be sorely missed.
July 19, 2009
I remember Walter doing the news, absolutely, of course. I also remember Sunday early evenings with Walter on You Are There. I loved learning history as if I were right there. Walter has been missed these many years since he retired. Enjoy your new life on the other side, sir. Always a faithful fan.
July 19, 2009
I grew up with this man. If he said it ...it had to be the truth. Men like him are a dying breed, sadly...Thanks Mr.Cronkite and so long.
July 19, 2009
Truly we have lost an American icon.RIP.Thankyou Mr.Cronkite!
July 19, 2009
I feel like I've lost a member of our family! He was THE best and no one will ever replace him. He'll be forever in our hearts-may he rest in peace "and thats the way it is" I wish I could have met him just to say thanks!
July 19, 2009
We were all born in Connecticut and when our children were little, we did not have many TV stations, no Sesame Street. So, before bedtime, our son watched Walter. Then said "Good night Walter" and was off to bed. He is now 33 and called us immediately when he heard Walter had died. We always watched when he did New Year's from Vienna. He will be missed by all.
July 19, 2009
I AM NOW 82 AND CAN NEVER REMEMBER EVER BEING WITH=
OUT WALTER CRONKITE IN MY LIFE. BEST NEWSMAN, NO
ONE CAN REPLACE HIM. LENORE
July 19, 2009
I grew up in West Palm Beach,We had an antenna on the roof,Channel 4 CBS affiliate out of Miami came in very clear.I remember watching the breaking news,and nightly news with Walter Cronkite.He was truly part of my life.May he rest in peace.
July 19, 2009
Another good man done gone.
July 19, 2009
The words icon and legend are used quite a bit today. But in this case they are both understatements. And, how sad he left us just before the most important and eventful news event in the history of recorded man, the 40th anniversary of the first Moon landing. He was but one newscaster who certainly made a most GIANT contribution.
July 19, 2009
To the Cronkite Family:

We all remember Mr. Cronkite. He broadcasted at a time when we could believe the news. There was no sensationalism buildup to the envening news at that time. It was about honest reporting.

May the comforting thought from the Bible book of Revelation, the 21st chapter, verse 4 be of comfort to you. It reads: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things hve passed away." May our Heavenly Father give you the strength you need to cope with your loss.
July 19, 2009
I grew up watching the evening news with Walter Cronkite. I was in school when President Kennedy was shot. I still remember the emotion in his face and his voice as he made that report. God Bless you Mr. Cronkite.
July 19, 2009
THANKS , WALTER , AND SO LONG.
July 19, 2009
Thanks! Walter.
July 19, 2009
I started watching Walter Cronkite in the sixties. He became my favorite newsman. His voice would demand your attention. My prayers goes out to the family and friends who knew him by the news he presented.
July 19, 2009
I always loved watching Walter on TV, his voice was so captivating that you listened to what ever he was reporting about; a few months back I had the opportunity to sail on "The Cheseapeake" a sailboat he use to own for a Fund Raiser Reagatta held by "HospiceCare of the Southeast Florida", I was honored to have had the chance to sail for the first time on the Ocean and thrilled to find out that it had once been owned by Walter Cronkite. She is beauty Walter!

Walter may the wind always be at your back and the sun shines bright on your families.
July 19, 2009
Gosh he's been here for so long. I was only 5 when Kennedy was shot however recall Walter Crondite saying this and how upset he was,And is reports on vietnam, and then the man l anding on the moon, He's like everyones grandpa that tells us the story good or bad in such a way you remember it nearly word for word always. To the family thank you for sharing with us Walter.
July 19, 2009
For my Entire life,Walter Cronkite was the news,And he reported every story with great eloquence and grace,like a true icon,these memories will be greatly cherished,as he makes his descent to heaven,Thank you,Mr Cronkite for your services in this life,and may god bless your family and colleagues in these sad times..
July 19, 2009
I remember sitting in my grandmother living room. Waiting on the 7:00pm. News with Walter Cronkite. We could not say a word until he was fininsh. The day that President Kennedy was killed again sitting with my grandmother when he brought the newsbreak to America. As I grew and got older even with my grandchildren, I never missed the Walter Cronkite News. He surley will be Miss, from Generation to Generation.
July 19, 2009
One of my earliest childhood memories, is of my father and mother, watching Walter deliver the terrible news of President Kennedy's assassination. Later as the years went by, Walter was always there, letting us (my family) know what was taking place in the world, be it good or bad.

It became clear to me as I grew older, that my parents trusted this man. That they would discuss at the dinner table, what topics Walter had covered that evening. And although my generation was leery of trusting anyone older than we, I came to accept and feel a connection to this man (and my parents), with whom we all so deeply trusted.

When I joined the Navy, later becoming a SEAL, I realized just how important factual news and information was. I understood Walters message and respected his keen observation's, that as an adult, I came to admire as well as respect.

I cried when I heard of Walters passing, not really sure of why. But I think, somewhere deep inside, I felt what Walter described during the Kennedy burial. It is the finality of it all, part of us is being buried today. And so it is with me. Part of my past, is gone and I cannot think of a world without Walter Cronkite. He was my Grandfather, my confidant, my minister, my friend, a true American patriot, our voice...

My sincerest condolences to his family. My condolences to us all...
July 19, 2009
Feels like a family friend, so missed.
July 19, 2009
Must trusted is a cliche, perhaps, but honestly, Walter Cronkite was the second most important man in my life.

Walter Cronkite reinforced the lessons my father gave me.

And then in so many ways, he became the man who helped shape my life into the extraordinary journey that it's been

Thank you, Mr. Cronkite.
July 19, 2009
Walter Cronkite was a great newsman. That is more important than saying he was a great politician. We watched him give the news every night, knowing that "that was the way it is." All journalists today, print and broadcast, should try to be more like him. I speak from experience -- I'm a retired newspaper reporter.
July 19, 2009
i will always remember sitting in front of the tv watching him whith my family while we were sattioned overseas and he was always so calm and this was during the cold war.
July 19, 2009
As I think of life, I think of the accomplishments and the spirit with which one lives his/her life. Reading of Walter Cronkite and remembering what I saw of him as I was growing up he truly took advantage of all the good and great things life has to offer. In Walter's case it appears that 92 years was truly full of great accomplishments, and his personal life full of love, committment and he certainly deserves all of the attention he is receiving as well as the distinction of a man who will go down in history.
July 19, 2009
Water Cronkite,

You are now watching all the news from your place in Heaven...
Bless you.
July 19, 2009
What a great reporter. When you watched him, you forgot you were watching a person reporting. You were enthralled with the story he was reporting. This man was captivating in his reporting of news. I still remember when he reported on Kennedy's death. I was just a little girl and I will never forget him reporting the President had died. I remember my parents watching him, they loved him too. He is with his dear sweet wife now, I am sure he is happy reporting from above. My thoughts, prayers to the family.
July 19, 2009
You were a great journalist and reporter! You were an inspiration to so many! My condolences goes out to the Cronkite family!
July 19, 2009
Alot of us you might say grew up with him I'll be 50 next month an he's been around since I can remember We all will miss him for years to come as the family will Wonderful fellow Sympaties to us all
July 19, 2009
I grew up watching him, along with my fam. We were poor and
and had an old TV, and turned his word into Spanih for my Mom & Dad. He was my hero. Lupe & la familia, vaya con Dios.
July 19, 2009
The charm and "Gemütlichkeit" conveyed by Mr. Cronkite when he hosted the annual New Years Concerts from Vienna, cannot be duplicated and will be sorely missed. My profound sympathy to the family.
July 19, 2009
i will always remeber walter cronkite,as a little girl in the 60s i use to hear mom and dad say its time for walter cronkite.i was born 1960 i always thought back then he was the only news man in the world(smile).he was the best.god bless.
July 19, 2009
Growing up in St. Joseph, Missouri we were all very aware that Mr. Cronkite was born there as well. We felt such pride in his accomplishments and held him in the highest regard. He will be sorely missed.
July 19, 2009
This is a tribute to Walter, a one of a kind from a past era that will be sorely missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
The Chicago Municipal News
Neil J. Cacciottolo
Senior Editor.
July 19, 2009
I had a good cry watching clips of Mr.Cronkites passing,it was like losing my Dad a second time.Thank you to his children for sharing him with all of us!
July 19, 2009
to family of walter cronkite he will be missed by the whole world as i can remeber growing up in the south the only one i know is walter cronkite our hearts go out to mrs cronkite just he is up with peter jennings and chet huntley and david brinkley and they are telling the news and along with paul harvey we miss them all todd raven york sc p.s we loved them all god bless you walter
July 19, 2009
"That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet."
Emily Dickinson
It has been good to share life and time on this earth of ours with Walter Cronkite.
Wishing you could write the sequal to "You Are There"
July 19, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 19, 2009
I was a very young girl when we landed on the moon and yet, watching Mr. Cronkite and listening to his words is forever engrained in my mind. A wonderful gentleman and the best of reporters.
July 19, 2009
may the family,collegues, friends and fans know that he was the same age as my grandfather who faithfully watched him in every news broadcast, we lost my grandfather in may of this year of the same age. may god rest both their souls and may their legacy of life and truth survive for the future to understand and carry on!!!cheryl moran (auburndale,fl)
July 19, 2009
I GREW UP WATCHING WALTER CRONKITE AND THE CBS EVE NEWS YRS AGO HE WAS A FINE JOURNALIST AMERICA WILL MISS WALTER CRONKITE GOD BLESS YOU WALTER CRONKITE " AND THATS THE WAY IT IS FOR JULY 19 2009, GOOD NIGHT " DENNIS FRY NEW HAVEN INDIANA
July 19, 2009
"And.. that the way it was.. July 17th, 2009.." A day we shall all remember that Walter Cronkite died.. Such a icon in my day and time...
God Bless the family..
July 19, 2009
To the Cronkite Family,

Your father will be sorely missed! He embodied ALL the positive virtues of our collective societies. He was, without question, not only the most respected and trusted man in America and beyond but the man next door, your most trusted friend and the "uncle" we all wished we had. He epitomized the life values of where he grew up and never left them behind (thank G-D!).

Thank you all, for sharing him with the rest of the world for so many years! We are a better society and a better world for having had Walter Cronkite pass through it and among us! May He Rest In Eternal Peace! Walter...you will be sorely missed! Good - bye, America's most trusted friend!

With the deepest respect and admiration,
July 19, 2009
To the Cronkite Family I will forever miss Walter. He was the best of the best of being a Anchor,Reporter,Commentator,Journalist,Friend&all the above! I trusted Walter more than any Newsman because of his legacy&his love for his job he was dedicated to. The fact for what Walter did was remarkable. I am a Youngin at age 30 but I have always Loved Walter's legacy! There will not be another Walter Cronkite because of the new modern generation of Journalists. I better go before I cry. My Condolences&Heart goes out to the Family&Friends! God Bless.
July 19, 2009
I grew up listening to Walter Cronkite and always waited for his catch phrase "As thats the way it is"
Whatever news was made it was most trusted when Mr. Cronkite reported it! No has yet to fill his desk!
THANK YOU for what you contributed, you will be remembered!
May God Bless you and your family!

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Covine
July 19, 2009
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 19, 2009
Shalom, dear man, Shalom.
July 19, 2009
What a great man! One of the best newsmen there ever was! CBS Evening News has never been the same since he left!! God Bless You Walter! You will be very much missed! May he rest in well deserved peace! My prayers go out to his family!
July 19, 2009
7/19/09 8.36 am my name is lisa geraci i did not know walter cronkite never heard of him in my life .but i wanted the family and friends of him to have my sympathys . LISA GERACI
July 19, 2009
You were the greatest. Congratulations on a job well done.
July 19, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 19, 2009
A wonderful man has left this earth,his time on earth was time well spent.Wallter Cronkite will go down in history for his wisdom of world news.We'll miss you Walter but you will never be forgotten and thats the way it is.
July 19, 2009
I was raised with Walter as my source for real news , and will always remeber where I was on 7/19/1969.
July 19, 2009
We Have lost an international treasure and house hold friend.Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Richard and Audrey Oost
Machias,Maine
July 19, 2009
So sorry for your loss. May God give you strength thru this your time of need.
July 19, 2009
WE send our condolences to the cronkite family. Walter you will be misses by all who knew you.
July 19, 2009
To the family of Mr. Walter Cronkite

When the news was on my daddy would alway say "don't you hear the man talking". You could hear a mouse running across cotton when you spoke. Thank you for speaking and thank my daddy for making us listen.
July 19, 2009
Mr Cronkite belongs to my early memories of TV news living in Toronta and before when my Father told me of his news broadcasts in WW2 Britain. I will miss the golden tone of his voice and his wonderfully even and fair reportage.
July 19, 2009
Walter Cronkite chronicled 20 years of many of the most important events which occurred during my lifetime...The Civil Rights Movement, The March on Washinton, the Birmingham Church bombing, the deaths of Malcolm X, JFK, MLK, RFK...all viewed through his eyes...he AWESOMELY epitomized the words of Ruyard Kipling's poem 'IF'. May God Eternally Bless and Keep the Soul of Walter Cronkite, who will forever be a part of this country's history. "...and that's the way it is...."
July 19, 2009
What a great teacher !! How many have learned the lessons? Not many it seems as there will never be anyone like him again. While I lived in the USA,(now live in Canada) I have watched him since 1962 till his retirement in 1981 and I sure have missed him, in fact I seldom watch the news anymore. It just isn't the same.
July 19, 2009
Our family loved Mr. Cronkite. As a young three-year-old in the '70s, our son, when asked who was the president of the US. would say, "Walter Cronkite." What a national treasure we have lost.
July 19, 2009
My thoughts are with his family & friends. We know no one can deliver the news as Mr. Cronkite did. A natural in the television news business, and a native of Missouri!
We can be proud of his accomplishments, and that he started his career here in Missouri.
July 19, 2009
I hope wannabe news writers will strive for not only Cronkite's excellence in journalism, but also for the trust he evoked. My condolences go to our Nation for the loss of a truly fine individual.
July 19, 2009
We are all a little poorer in his absence.
July 19, 2009

I remember Walter Cronkite back in the
'50's when I was a child and always
had such respect for him!
God Bless all his family and loved ones during this sad time.
July 19, 2009
When I attended the University of Texas journalism school --many years ago, I was fired from the student newspaper The Daily Texan and there was a very old faculty member there who told me not to feel bad because Walter Cronkite had been fired from The Daily Texan too. This older man had known Walter Cronkite very well.
I admired Mr.Cronkite and when I learned that he had not been hired by numerous Austin,Texas media outlets, I have to admit I was not surprised because he was destined for the ultimate GREATNESS!

I grew up listening to his newcasts and EVERYONE could believe him! HE SPOKE THE TRUTH!
I eventually met him briefly and he confirmed the story about the student newspaper. Rest in peace, Uncle Walter.
We need MORE broadcast news people like him --more NEWS and less GONZO,please!
He had to have been the most loved and respected broadcast newsman ever!
God bless him.
He gets to cover the ultimate story now but probably won't be able to file a dateline form Heaven, sadly.
And that IS the way it WAS!
We all LOVED YOU, Mr.Cronkite.
Godspeed.
July 19, 2009


This world so needs more men like Walter Cronkite - a real gem.
July 19, 2009
Walter Cronkite: Now there was a true reporter. He always had a caring nature about himself, he truly cared, for the news he told us.

Good Night Walter Cronkite, rest in peace. God bless you, your family, and God bless America
July 19, 2009
A stunning loss for America! Our condolences to the family.
July 19, 2009
and was always professional.
You each are in my thoughts and prayers.
May your
July 19, 2009
As a child of the 60/70's, Walter Cronkite was a part of my life every day. His ability to report the news as, "that's the way it is", left no doubt that what Mr. Cronkite reported was verbatim. He was the ONLY voice of America for decades...condolences to Mr. Cronkite's family, and rest assured he's in peace and doing great.
July 19, 2009
What can I say besides Mr Cronkite was the greatest. I grew to adulthood with him defining and explaining all the events of the 60's, 70's and into the 80's to me. Network news was never the same after his departure, nobody measured up. It's all showbiz now even the Weather Channel's going showbiz.
July 19, 2009
The families of Margarito and Josefina Vargas send our thoughts and prayers to the Cronkite family. Thank you for sharing him with us.

May God bless you all now and always.
Que Dios los bendiga hoy y siempre.

The Vargas families of Kansas City, MO
July 19, 2009
You are and will alway's be Number 1!

And that's the way it is!

July 19,2009
July 19, 2009
YOU WERE THE BEST . YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISS BY THE WHOLE WORLD. I WATCHED YOU ALL THE TIME GROWING UP THROUGH ALL THE GOOD TIMES AND WORST OF TIMES. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE
July 19, 2009
I watched you from a kid til I was grown.Never could pronouce your last name but,You were and still once in a life time person to have watched thank you so much.
July 19, 2009
Goodbye, Walter! We love you!
July 19, 2009
July 19, 2009
walter you was the greatest newsman ever..and thats the way it is
July 19, 2009
As a proud graduate of the old and outstanding University of Missouri School of Journalism, I'd just like to express my sadness over Mr. Cronkite's passing and all of my condolences to his family members. Mr. Cronkite was something rarely seen today -- a true journalist who kept his own personal views and biases out of his words and news coverage. He did express a viewpoint on the Vietnam War (a viewpoint which was correct), but made it very clear in that instance that he was expressing a personal view (i.e. made it very clear that he was on that rare occasion putting on the hat of a commentator). The national media members today really should make a point to look back on the career and words of Walter Cronkite. So many of them are pure advocates holding themselves out as journalists -- advocates slanted to both the right and left. The most important thing with a real journalist like Mr. Cronkite: He divorced his own personal views and biases from his news coverage. That's called being a journalist, and I wish more of the current breed would follow in Mr. Cronkite's wonderful footsteps.
July 18, 2009
A great man has left us. Walter Cronkite reported on the major events of our times. He did it with grace, dignity, honesty and feeling and he will be missed. Allen Bluestein(Franklin, MA)
July 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the Cronkite family during this sad time. I grew up watching Walter Cronkite on CBS as he covered every important historical event in our lives. His sincerety, his devotion to his calling and that wonderful voice of his are irreplaceable. Sadly, none coming after him will ever be "the most trusted man in America."
July 18, 2009
Walter cared about the survival of Israel very much!

He was a real mench!

He surely will be missed.
July 18, 2009
One of the television greats and a long icon in my memory. We first got television in the late 1940's here in New Orleans. Walter was truly a man of "CLASS" and a great gentlemen. He will be missed by all who knew him and depended on his honest newscasts.
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite knew how to report the news-without bias. He was quite passionate about not showing his opinions about social situations since that is not the way the news should be reported to the public. The only time that Walter showed emotion in reporting the news was when he showed his tears while reporting the JFK assasination. Walter was and always will be a news legend. He will be missed.
July 18, 2009
To the family and friends of Mr. Walter Cronkite my family and I would like to offer our Sincere Heartfelt Sympathy to each of you on his loss. Thanks Mr. Cronkite for the many precious hours you reported to the world with your wonderful reporting manner. May you report now straight to the Lord and May He Smile at you like each of us have smiled at you for years. May Mr. Cronkite Rest In Peace Always!!!!
He so derserved the Rest!! God Bless All !!!
July 18, 2009
Great!!!!
Will be misted....
July 18, 2009
Thank you Walter Cronkite for the memories of my childhod. You will always be remembered as "Uncle Walter" the man that came into our living room every night during the 60s and 70s. May God Bless You as you enter the gates of heaven. America is losing a great reporter and God is gaining one. You will have alot to discuss with the other great newsman that have gone before you.
July 18, 2009
my condolences to the family I had a chance to meet Mr Cronkite in 1999 in Jefferson City ,Mo at the capital I really enjoied my visit he will really be missed
July 18, 2009
I had not been old enough to watch him. But his standards still influenced how we ran our newsroom during college.
July 18, 2009
What a loss -- this wonderful man introduced so many of us to the importance of knowing what is happening in the world. His passion for the events made everything so real, even when we wish we could have denied the event. We will never forget and we will continue to share the passion for knowledge with the future.
July 18, 2009
Thank you for the years. You will always be in our hearts.
July 18, 2009
I as many other middle aged Americans grew up watching his broadcast,we were always enlighted. This gerneration will remember him as the honest, strightfoward, gentleman he was. We appreciated that. May his family find solace in knowing how he touched so may lives. God Bless you in this time of loss.
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite seemed like a straight up guy. He always made me think of a father figure when I would watch him. I liked his reporting. He always seemed to care about what he reported. My thoughts go out to all that knew and loved him, rather they be family, friends or fans. A death is very hard to deal with and not fair. Fortunately he is at rest, it's the living that carries the pain of the lost. Bless you Mr. Cronkite
July 18, 2009
A gifted journalist, one who won our respect. We admired him, we will miss him and we shall never forget him! Deepest condolescences to his family.
July 18, 2009
"And that's the way it is", came his signature line for 19 years. For a historian interested in the 1960's and 1970's America, I admire Uncle Walter for being there in the excitement of it all. My condolences and prayers go out to his family.
July 18, 2009
Now HE, was a newsman we could have faith in.May he rest in peace.
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite will be miss!
in fact he been miss ever since he retired from that desk and it never
been the same since then
RIP sir!
and That the way it is, Saturday July 18th 2009
July 18, 2009
I literally grew up watching Walter Cronkite and the CBS Evening News.
You knew you were being told the truth when Mr. Cronkite said it.
Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this very sad time.
"Goodbye, and God Bless You Always!"
July 18, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 18, 2009
Thankyou, Walter Cronkite, for sharing your passion, heart and broadcasting genius with us over many years. Those of us who listened to your broadcasts will remember you fondly as a compassionate and heartfelt individual of immense integrity.
July 18, 2009
While attending Mattawnawcook Academy in Lincoln, Maine I was annoyed by kids on my bus every night before getting off asking me to say hello to Walter for me. At the time it didn't pay having the last name of Cronkite. Now that I'm older and I see what great things you have accomplished through out your life it makes me feel very honored to share the same last name. Now could some one please tell me, am I related to Walter Cronkite? Maybe distant relatives? I would love to have a geneologsit contact me if I am. ceo555@gmail.com Rest in Peace Walter and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Corinne "Cronkite" Ouellette
July 18, 2009
Godspeed, Walter Cronkite
July 18, 2009
We will never trust anyone in the world like we did WALTER CRONKITE. Walter is one of a kind.
July 18, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 18, 2009
I did not even realize until this morning after reading once again about the passing of this wonderful man that I basically stopped watching the news when he retired. There was never anyone else that you could listen to and trust that you were getting the truth. Absolutely the best. I am so glad I was living in the era of the Cronkite.
July 18, 2009
There will never be another like him. You can't top the best. Go with God Mr. Cronkite.
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was a very good newsman, he will be remembered always.

Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
July 18, 2009
I am a black 56 year old woman that grew up listening to your news reports. I listened because you not only reported the news you were emotional about it. The representations made me want to know more about The World News.

I also made my childre listen during our dinner hour so that they could ask questions about what you were reporting.

Take your eternal rest because now you are in the present of the King.

My family will pray for your family during this time.

You were great.
July 18, 2009
I grew up with Mr Cronkite. That is the only news my Dad would watch was CBS news with Walter Cronkite.
That was back in the days when everything was in black and white.
I remember seeing his show "You were there". Our thoughts and prayes are with his family.
July 18, 2009
I loved Walter Cronkite!! I will always remember watching him on the news growing up. Whenever we went to North Dakota my grandparents always tuned into watching him on the news. God Bless you Walter Cronkite you were certainly the best and an inspiration to all!
July 18, 2009
What a great person! May God be with his family.
July 18, 2009
RIP Uncle Walt...as my late Uncle Glen called you. If it weren't for you,and him, I would have missed so many wonderful and tragic things.
My uncle introduced me to the game "What's Your Opinion," at the age of 3. (1967 or so). He would make me silently watch your broadcast every night with him. On commercial breaks, he would ask me, "What's your opinion of...." And he expected an answer. Thank you Uncle Walt and Uncle Glen...You both made me a better person. I hope you meet in heaven and have a good laugh and some scotch. May your family find peace. The world will never see your likes again. Blessings to you and your family.
July 18, 2009
What else could possibly be said about such a great man? We should all aspire to do our jobs as well as Mr. Cronkite did his.

RIP and "That's the way it is."
July 18, 2009
We trusted him like no other. His words spoke the truth. When you turned on the CBS Evening News, it was like inviting Walter Cronkite into your home. His integrity as a journalist is unmatched. It is such an honor to be from his birthplace of St. Joseph, Missouri. He is St. Joseph's most respected "son." My thoughts are with you as you celebrate his life. May peace be with you.
July 18, 2009
What else could possibly be said about such a great man? We should all aspire to do our jobs as well as Mr. Cronkite did his.

RIP and "That's the way it is."
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite was truly MY most trusted man in America. He consoled us in very troubled times and helped my decision to minor in journalism. I vividly remember being ushered into the AV room in elementary school and watching "You are There." I loved those short films about history. There is a special place in my heart for Mr. Cronkite and I'm sure there is a special place in Heaven for you, Mr. Cronkite. All of us in my generation will all miss you dreadfully.
July 18, 2009
May God speed your journey. My prayers go out for you and your family.
The VOICE may be stilled but not the memories. God Bless you Uncle Walter.
July 18, 2009
Truly an American icon and the best journalist of my generation.Superb human being and reporter, my condolences to the family,they have much to be proud of.
July 18, 2009
Thanks for all the memories, Walter - you were one of the good guys, and you will be missed. I grew up watching you and you were a voice of reason, comfort and sensibility to my developing mind. Farewell, good friend.
July 18, 2009
You were the Best! I probably cut my teeth on the coffee table in front of the sofa listening to you EVERY weekday, and when someone filled in for you, " it just wasn't the same" my daddy would say! He's been gone 27 yrs. but he loved your delivery, trust is what it's all about! May your family find peace in your passing and I pray the memories of you will last into my golden years as being the Best of the Best news anchors, EVER!
July 18, 2009
A sad day for us and a grand day for heaven. I am only nearing 49 yet I remember your newscasts well. You are one of THE greatest. Walter Cronkite, the world has been a better place because of men such as you. My prayers to your loved ones, may they find peace. From TX-FL
Good Nite &
God Bless,
July 18, 2009
I grew up with Mr. Cronkite and well remember him as the "anchor man" on the news. My memories include his tearful announcement of JFK's death and his excitement about the first moon landing. What a wonderful news person; I did indeed trust his view of the current events. He reported the news without opinion and thus was "the most trusted man in America". How I miss his genuine and splendid news casts. If only we had another of his ilk today; but "that is the way it was" will linger in my heart and memories. Good night and good luck Mr. C; I loved you and will miss your presence. My best to his family.
July 18, 2009
I have indelible memories of Mr. Cronkite's reporting of President Kennedy's death, early NASA missions and the moon landing, national political conventions, and the nightly reports during the Viet Nam era. Most of all I remember his limiting his reporting to the facts without any indication of his own opinions on controversial matters. His integrity, sincerity, intellectual curiosity, unbiased factual reporting, professionalism, and reassuring demeanor in the face of crisis will long be remembered and represent goals to which every journalist should aspire but which few achieve. The World is much better for his presence. May the esteem and respect with which Mr. Cronkite is remembered comfort you during your time of grief.
July 18, 2009
Cronkite Family, my condolences on your loss, , i grew up watching your dad every evening especially during the JFK assasination coverage, he held our nation together but that was a different time, times have changed, so has our Nation, but he was a Great Man, and for my generation he Was the truly The Great Journalist, there will never be another one like him in my lifetime or yours.
July 18, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Walter Cronkite. He will be missed by all. May the God of all comfort be with the family in your time of sorrow. Our Heavenly Father assures us that He will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more. (Revelation 21:4) I offer my sincere condolences to you all.
July 18, 2009
That voice would get your attention on the evening news, loved to listen. None other like it, well maybe Howard Cosell. Will be remembered.
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was the newsman we could trust, the man who not only told us the news, but showed us his heart as he did it. May his life be celebrated and his memory held close.
July 18, 2009
Rest in peace good and gentle soul. Thanks for being the calm voice in the midst of crisis or the reassuring voice at the end of a long day. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
July 18, 2009
Walter was the greatest newsman of all time. I watched him all the time.He will be remembered throughout history.
July 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 18, 2009
He was truly someone special when it came to the news. We all remember him when TV was about the only way to get the news. That's the way it was. Rest in peace.
July 18, 2009
My sincerest condolences to the Cronkite family. We share your loss. I grew up with Mr. Cronkite as one of my favorite role models. His honesty and forthright reporting of news and world events established a standard that will never again be achieved. The people of the United States and the world have lost a truly wonderful news man. But more so we have lost a true gentleman.
July 18, 2009
REST IN PEACE. YOU WERE PART OF EVERY AMERICAN'S LIFE. WE WILL MISS YOU.
July 18, 2009
I watched you. I learned from you. I grew up with you. You taught me. I will miss you.
July 18, 2009
Truly a great journalist when a reporter reported the facts. You were a part of shaping my maturing world and always looked forward to our parents selection of you for our news delivery that evening. God Bless You for what you did for our country.
July 18, 2009
I watched your father ,Mr. Cronkite ,with my father every evening. This was the only time i shared with my father. One time i was upset by my father,i told my father i wanted Walter Cronkite to be my father.My father just looked at me in disbelief and asked me why. I told him that Mr.Cronkite was good and kind.I was 5 years old at the time and this was right after JFK's death. Your father handle bad news so well and that left an impression on me . I wanted to be like him,calm and sincere. Thank Mr. Cronkite and your family. May you find peace and solace.
July 18, 2009
I was young when you reported and I remember your kind smile. You seemed an honest man. My Dad built his own ketch sailboat and had a connection with you when reading your tales of sailing. I now hope he greats you in heaven and you have great stories to tell each other. Bless you and your family.
July 18, 2009
"And that's the way it was" - Goodnight to you Walter and a big thank you. You've given me the news through more than half of my adult life, three wars and most of the 20th Century. May the Lord grant you piece and a special place in his Heaven. Sincerely,
July 18, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
July 18, 2009
To Walter Cronkite,
I thought you were made a good reporter for 60 minutes. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I will seeing you on t.v. Bye now and God Bless. Lisa Weiner.
July 18, 2009
walter: enjoyed his news cast in early days, growing up. was the best they had ever. sorry to see him pass. our thoughtr and prayers are with him at this time. and that the way it is. by by
July 18, 2009
Deepest condolences and respect to the
family of Walter Cronkite. He touched
the lives of millions.
July 18, 2009
Walter was inspiration to me as a child,for daddy always made sure we watched the news.Walter had class and I will always miss him.Deepest thoughts go out to the family.Jim
July 18, 2009
I remember when Mr. Walter Cronkite had to give the news about President J.F.Kennedy was killed,,,,,I was only about 5 yrs old,He wanted to cry himself,,,,,I remember as his lips trembled, trying so hard not to show the emotion he had within. I was so interested in what made him so emotional ,,,,,,That Was My ScapBook, If it did that to him ,to announce this News, I was,and Did follow up on knowing all about it. He Was A News Anchor, That Got Even Children interested,,,,as HE could not help but with certain News SHOW HIS EMOTIONS, HE Got Me Interested in news papres as well after that,,,,As a result of HIM,,I escalated in school projects, especially ,Litterature, biographies and auto biographies, He Was A Teacher, And A Man With A Concience , It Will Be Hard For Anyone To Fill His Shoes,,,,,,,
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was a master at what he did as a journalist. He will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine on him.
To his family- May the consoling arms of Jesus enfold you.
July 18, 2009
What a fine reputation Mr. Cronkite had. He was a well known face throughout the years. Our condolence to the family and friends. May you be comforted with the hope for our loved ones in God's word as John 5:28 promises, "there is going to be a resurrection" May you have peace.
July 18, 2009
You were always The Newsman from my earliest memories.I always trusted you and your instincts. Thank you for helping me to grow up with a healthy sense of right and wrong and that no matter what, America would rise to the right decision evntually. My deeepest sympathies to your family.Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with us all.
July 18, 2009
You were the newsman to watch, I can remember you back when I was just a boy (1946) you brought the news to us via our Black & White tv like no other news anchor had ever done or will do. The days of loyalty are over, you were the end of an era. Mr Cronkite may you rest in peace for all eternity
July 18, 2009
You informed me of all the most historical events of my life. You are missed.
July 18, 2009
I once met Cronkite and staff on the set of his CBS Evening News. Even in our brief encounter this consummate journalist exuded frankness and honesty. I was in my 20s at the time and it felt like meeting a statesman. Don't recall the exact date in the (early?) 1970s but perhaps news historians can help me with that:

The time i visited the control room and news set there was a national controversy over a just introduced CBS Eve News logo that highlighted the graphics that opened their news show. The brief fleeting animation was a first for network news and by today's glitzy standards extremely lame and primitive but it caused quite a stir and buzz among orthodox sedate journalists in those days.
July 18, 2009
him with us. May God bless you and hold you close in the following weeks.
July 18, 2009
Deepest Sympathy to the Cronkite Family. He was someone we could trust when we listened to the news.
July 18, 2009
It is truly an honor to sign this guest book for Walter Cronkite. I can really say that Walter Cronkite took me from infancy to the beginning of my adulthood having watched him through my early years. One of a kind! My condolences to his family. We have lost the greatest newsman ever.
July 18, 2009
My sympathy goes out to the Cronkite family. I grew up watching the CBS Evening news with Mr. Walter Cronkite and have yet to this day seen anyone on the news who can match him much less top him.
July 18, 2009
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the Cronkite family.
July 18, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Cronkite family. Mr.Cronkite will be missed. May he rest in peace. May God be with you and your family at this time of sorrow.
July 18, 2009
I still have vivid and happy memories of our family ritual of having (or finishing) supper and turning on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. How lucky I was to have lived during that era. Cronkite had a wonderful way of delivering the news; he was never arrogant in his presentations and he was superb in clarifying complicated events. I still remember his concise descriptions of the Apollo space flights. His death is the end of my childhood broadcast days as well as an era when journalists were treated with more respect and television was less idiotic. Cronkite was 'cool', in today's parlance.
July 18, 2009
To Cronkite family including his cbs crew: Mr. Cronkite was a great broadcaster to watch and listen to. I remember many of his broadcasts since I was a little kid. He held the attention and respect from everyone who watched and came into contact with him. Mr. Cronkite is a one of a kind news caster/reporter and they don't make them like that any more. He will be remembered always in the newscasters hall of fame and that is the way it will be now and forever!"RIP Mr. Cronkite America loves you! Regretfully sorry for loosing you.
July 18, 2009
Few people in this life leave a void that no other can fill. Walter Cronkite will go down in history as one of the most trusted, and also respected people to ever haved lived
July 18, 2009
To Mrs. Cronkite and the family, your husband, along with David Brinkley,Chet Huntley, John Chancellor and Peter Jennings made me want to be a journalist from an early age. He was indeed the dean of newspeople in the last or any other era. Thank you for sharing him with us for so many years. God bless.
July 18, 2009
I send my condolcences to Cronkite's family, I remember as a kid in the 70's seeing him on tv with that booming voice, to this day I never forget how much I admired him. God bless and peace.
July 18, 2009
How can we grieve for a life so well lived? Yet we feel the loss all the same. And that's the way it is. . .
July 18, 2009
Thank You for your service to this country. As I close in on the 60, very few Icons come to mind. Watching night after night, I understood the news you reported clear as a bell. Never an unkind word spoken in anger. I could picture anyone worthy to report other than Tom Brokaw. I thank the Cronkite family for allowing all of us to be served by Mr. Cronkite. May you all find peace during this time of sorrow.

Ron Enriquez
A greatfull viewer since 1951
July 18, 2009
Rest in peace, Mr. Cronkite.
July 18, 2009
You are in my prayers, Watched you everynight in black & white
July 18, 2009
I remember were I was when the death of President Kennedy was announced. On that Friday, November 22, school was out. I was standing in front of our television while waiting on my mom to go shopping. Mr Cronkite interrupted the program to announce President Kennedy died. As a six year old, I too was brought to tears. Mr Cronkite was in our home each night informing us on the events the day.

My condolences to his family. Thanks, for sharing him.
July 18, 2009
As a small child growing up in western nebraska I remember the CBS News was always on at dinnertime and growing up in that turbulent time that was the 60's 70's and early eighties we felt there were few people who could really be trusted Walter Cronkite was the one light when things seemed at there darkest in this day and age when newspeople seem to care more about ratings than the truth I am proud of the fact I was priviliged to share time on earth with such a great man. Rest In Peace your work is done and the Lord needs his lead Anchor.
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite met and encouraged me as an eight-year-old National March of Dimes Poster Child. He wrote me a letter of congratulations and suppoet when I got my first job in broadcast news. We have lost a giant.
July 18, 2009

This is very sad news. Walter Cronkite was a fixture in our house as we watched the CBS Evening News every evening for decades. He was a standard bearer for professionalism, integrity, and decency in journalism and the dignified way in which he conveyed the news to Americans and the International audience. Current so-called pundits and shouters and Cable News today need to watch tapes of Mr. Cronkite and think about the example he set for the right way to communicate with and treat people while interviewing them. He certainly was the “most trusted man in America” for many, many years.He was part of Civilized world he was voice of 20th century, Ramesh Manghirmalani said from Paris . He was great American, it it time for celebration and he was my role model. My sincere condolences to his family and to everyone who knew and loved him. May he rest in peace with Angles.
July 18, 2009
For the family, May God give you peace at this sad time. He was an inspiration. As an Amateur Radio Operator we will sign off now one last time KB2GSD de WA2EZG 73 SK
July 18, 2009
My first clear memory of Walter Cronkite was the afternoon of JFK's death in Dallas. I came home from first grade in shock, and mom was in the living room, watching Walter Cronkite's coverage of the tragedy. That seemed perfectly natural to me, he was the broadcaster my family trusted, and so it was for us throughout his rich career. I am an Episcopal priest in my adulthood. Mr. Cronkite and his family will be remembered in our Sunday prayers. God's peace, blessings and strength to the Cronkite at this time of loss and grief.
July 18, 2009
My sympathy to the Cronkite family.
Your father will be missed but never
forgotten.
July 18, 2009
We've lost the last of the great newsmen and it is a sad day for our country. Mr. Cronkite is the man who made CBS news what it is today. God Bless and keep you, dear sir. You will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with your family, former co-workers, and friends.
July 18, 2009
Mr Walter Cronkite you had a good life and now you are with the Lord
God bless you and you will be missed
Mac and Joy
July 18, 2009
As I grew up I always enjoy watching him he will be missed...Rest In Peace Mr. Cronkite
July 18, 2009
You were an inspiration to me. You set a great example for journalists everywhere. I am proud to have graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.
July 18, 2009
Thank God for giving us such an Icon to
grow up with in the 60's and 70's.He
was the voice of broadcasting to me.That's the way it is. Rest in Peace
you deserve it.
Mildred Hux-Waco Tx.
July 18, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Cronkite family at the loss of Walter.
July 18, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite, the years as a news
broadcaster for CBS was well-spent, always interesting and sometimes eventful, for your many, many fans.

We have missed you.

God bless you and rest in peace.
July 18, 2009
My Sympathy to Walter Cronkite family...

Walter Cronkite was an Icon. The most trusted man in America, his honesty, integrity, devotion to his audience said it all. There was never and never will be anyone like him. An
extraordinary man.

The conversation between him and the Apollo 11. Astronauts. The announcement of President John F. Kennedy assassination, is what I most remember of him, he chocked as he was informing us of our President death. Walter Cronkite had a heart of gold, he felt the pain as all of us did at the time, he was one of us...

Announcing another heartbreaking news of Martin Luther King Jr. assassination a few years later, once again, he was there for us.

No other anchorman has touched me as much as he did.

Walter Cronkite was like family for many of us, with "And that's the way it is," an unforgetable quotation of his I close my comments. We are certainlly going to miss him...

Vaya con Dios Walter Cronkite...
July 18, 2009
This country has lost it's most patriotic member of society. I watched almost all of his nightly news broadcasts, and space commentaries.
I will miss him.
July 18, 2009
Goodby Uncle Walter, I always depended on you to tell me honestly what was going on in the world. You could never be replaced. God bless you and rest in peace. My condolences to your family and friends.
July 18, 2009
July 18, 2009
What a wonderful man who has left us..May you, his family, know that to many of us, he was the one to watch for all of the news. He was indeed a true gentleman.. I remember that day that he came on the news, breaking in to As The World Turns, to announce the death of John Kennedy. I was feeding my month old daughter, Rebecca. I dropped the bottle on the floor, and my husband said, "Don't drop our baby." Of course I didn't, but I will always remember his extreme professionalism as he made that announcement. I am so glad Mr. Cronkite lived as many wonderful years that he did, and that we the viewers of the 60's and 70's, have indeed cherished memories. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Glenda Cruthirds, Flint, Texas.
July 18, 2009
Dear Mr. Cronkite, YOU were the man, a foundation that made us feel secure. We will so very much miss you. Rest in heavenly peace.
July 18, 2009
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite was a consumate journalist and a genuine American. He brought dignity to tv journalism...and a love for his country and his profession. Along with Huntley, Brinkley, Rather and others, he was a giant among them all. Broadcast journalism has never been the high quality programming since his forced (by age) retirement. Vaya Con Dios, Walter Cronkite.
July 18, 2009
the best is gone from us. the most honest man in America. Rest well old friend.
July 18, 2009
I extend my sincerest sympathy and most heartfelt condolences to the family of Walter Cronkite--what an icon and an end to an unforgettable era!!!

May he rest in peace just knowing how many lives in actually touched. May God bless each member of his family and continue to keep you in His presence.
July 18, 2009
God bless you Mister Cronkite! You were a great man and a kind man! I grew up watching you regularly on your nightly CBS newscast and your documentaries. You were my broadcasting hero growing up. You gave me appreciation for news and current issues. I will miss you, your voice, your perspective on current issues, and especially your signoff. That's the way it is. God Bless You and rest in peace. Your loyal fan, Daniel.
July 18, 2009
July 18,2009

To know and understand what was happening in the world,could only be to listen to the nightly news with Mr. Cronkite. Growing up in the 60's and 70's was easy now I understand he would tell it just as it was. He could never replaced. He was an Icon.With my deepest sympathy
T. Lowther Charlotte,N.C.
July 18, 2009
A truly great American is lost....We should all be in mourning for this great man...He will be missed by all of the news watchers...
Condolence to the family and close friends...
July 18, 2009
New Years Eve in Vienna with Walter Cronkite will forever be a special memory.
July 18, 2009
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY IN THEIR GREAT LOSS MAY THE LORD COMFORT YOU AND GIVE YOU STRENGHT AT THIS TIME OUR HEART FELT PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
REV.BENNY GEARIN MINISTRIES
DAHLONEGA,GEORGIA
July 18, 2009
I have very fond memories of watching the news as a child with my family as we ate on TV trays for supper!! Walter Cronkite is and was a very important human in all of our lives!!
July 18, 2009
There will never be another. I barely remember the ..."and thats the way it is". But it will be missed. May we hope for another?
July 18, 2009
I remember watching him every night as a little girl. He told it like it was and used such passion. He will surely be missed by all. Rest in peace Mr. Cronkite you will be so missed and there will never be anyone like you ever!
July 18, 2009
To the family, my sincere sympathy and prayers. To Walter, please be reincarnated. And hurry.
July 18, 2009
The best announcers voice ever! This man is an American Icon. Rest in peace. I can remember when Kennedy was killed and Walter cried on tv. A true humanitarian.
July 18, 2009
We,as Americans truly lost a great American. Mr. Cronkite was most definately a great person on and off the camera. He was the first man I ever saw cry. It showed all people that it was alright to show emotion on the airwaves. May God bless his family and the nation who mourn his passing. CBS will not be the same.
July 18, 2009
We send our condolences to your family at this difficult time.
Our parents always listened to Mr. Cronkite and my husband and I grew up listening to Mr. Cronkite.
He will be deeply missed.
July 18, 2009
god bless and all our prayers and love to the family of mr.cronkite.i said mr. istead of walter because i grew to respect my elders and adress them as such,and he has earned everyones respect.he was the only one we ever watched the news withgrowing up from as far as i can remember.when president kennedy died,he shed the first tear,he showed his compasion& his human side not just a news reporter. he was so special.he was one of a kind and will never be forgoten.god bless him to him jurney to all those who went before him,he's with them now.rest in peace,you gave us years of dedication,we love you.good bye.patrick & beverly obrien
July 18, 2009
"Uncle Walter": know that you were truly appreciated and I will miss knowing you are here with us. God bless you!
July 18, 2009
i grew up with Uncle Walter on the evening news. i will never forget his reporting of JFK's death. what a fine and wonderful man, he will be missed. i am grateful he had a long life. my condolences to his loved ones.
July 18, 2009
I grew up with Mr. Cronkite every night in my living room. He was a member of my family, and I always looked up to him. I am saddened of his passing and my condolences to his family.
July 18, 2009
Being an adolescent during the 1960's, Mr. Cronkite's unbiased and accurate journalism provided me with a eye opening perspective of the numerous world events that occured during his watch. His interest and enthusiasm I must say played a motivational role, in part, for my becoming a political science and history teacher later in life. I thank you Mr.Cronkite for all you have done for those of us who were your audience.
July 18, 2009
To the Cronkite family, our deepest condolences on the loss of this wonderful man. He was the greatest at his profession. From one Missourian to another "rest in peace, Uncle Walt". God Bless..
July 18, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
July 18, 2009
Well, I did indeed trust him more than anyone else in America.
Why? He did the simplest thing in the most complex way: he told the truth in a manner that mattered,
Even before the CBS Evening News I was "altered and illuminated" by his docudramas on You Are There.
They inspired me to inquire more about the great events of the world and connected me to through events through a persoal perspective.
He said these things mattered and he opened a world of inquiry for me.
Television news went downhill from the day he retired,
I'm so sorry he's gone from his fine family, but I've been missing him for many years now.
July 18, 2009
Rest in peace, Mr. Cronkite
July 18, 2009
Your voice and words hold a special place in my memories as a child, sitting in my great grandfather's lap watching the news. Then later as my own children watched Special TV shows to hear your voice was a comfort knowing your words and wisdom were still here. You will be greatly missed.
July 18, 2009
You entered every household and you will be sincerely missed. You were excellence in broadcasting. You are synonymous with the history of the 20th century as you reported on many of its historic events. From the assassination of President Kennedy to the landing on the moon no one could report it like you. You left a legacy for reporters to follow. My condolences to your family.
July 18, 2009
To the family: my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. He was a great man and will be remembered fondley. Our country has lost a great news caster and we will miss him dearly. Please have faith that he is in Gods hands now and not in pain.
July 18, 2009
The world needs more honest newsmen/newswomen. When Cronkite spoke you knew it was the truth. He did not try to slant the news the way he wanted it to be as a lot of journalists today do. God grant him the peace and love he so richly deserves. We are much poorer for his loss.
July 18, 2009
My deepest condolences to his children, other family members, friends and associates.

He will be missed, and mourned, by many. Those of us over a certain age have lost a part of our foundation, but his legacy of sincerity and integrity remain.
July 18, 2009
Thanks for the Memories and for being the best News Anchor person this country has ever had. YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.
July 18, 2009
I GREW UP WATCHING YOU, I FEEL LIKE A MEMBER OF MY FAMILY HAS DIED,YOU WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY. THANK YOU MR. CRONKITE FOR TELLING IT LIKE IT WAS.GOD BLESS.
July 18, 2009
During the Sixties and Seventies, Cronkite communicated dignity and perspective to troubled times. He stood up for press freedoms and journalistic integrity. He is irreplaceable. I'll miss him.
July 18, 2009
that's the way it was, that's the way it is and that's the way it always will be.... you'll be missed walter!
July 18, 2009
Walter For Americans,You were the best of the best. Thank You
July 18, 2009
Though I knew he was in his 90's, Mr. Cronkite's death brought tears for a man that was like an old family friend that liked to stop in at supper time to pass the time of day. A great man of integrity, trust, & nobility. May God bless him & his family. He may have been off the air for some years, but I'm going to miss him very much.
July 18, 2009
R.I.P. The WORLDS news reporter
July 18, 2009
Thank you and may God bless your soul
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite I remember watching your news show in younger years. You were distinguished and wise with a consistent authentic approach to the news. You are in heaven with Betsy and I send my best wishes to your family. You will be missed and I thank you for your dedication.
July 18, 2009
Thank you Mr. Cronkite for broadcasting the news in such a straightforward manner. You were respected and admired greatly by many. A great American that will be truly missed in our hearts and in our souls. May you rest in peace.
July 18, 2009
I feel so fortunate to have grown up with Mr. Cronkite visiting our living room each evening for thirty minutes. What an honorable and professional man he was; that is sorely lacking in TV newscasts today.

In watching the film clips this morning, it is truly remarkable to see how many historical moments he personally covered, from the bombing runs over Germany to the turbulent '60s. An amazing life. May he rest in peace.
July 18, 2009
My hearfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Cronkite. The world has lost an incomparable human being whose accomplishments in journalism and the news broadcasting are legendary. Mr. Cronkite made a real difference in this world and his legacy will last forever. May Mr. Cronkite rest in peace after a job very well done. Goodnight, sir.
July 18, 2009
When you spoke, people listened. My condolences to the Cronkite family.
July 18, 2009
AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IS, JULY 17, 2009
July 18, 2009
My family had the distinct honor of knowing Walter Cronkite personally. He was an usher at the NBC studios in the late 50's when my father, Irving Gitlin (Google him if you wish) mentored Walter when he was working in the News department at CBS. The rest is history. I don't personally remember him as I was very young but my brother does.

Walter Cronkite was the best TV anchor - it was about the news for him and he, like my dad, learned from Edward R. Murrow - honest journalism. I wish it was back to that way of anchoring - the news - not all the idle chit-chat and silliness that we see now. We used to call him Uncle Walty. I have been most blesseed by having him part of my family history and I will miss him dearly. "And That's the Way It Is". God Bless you Walter Cronkite! May you rest in Peace!
July 18, 2009
So so sad.

A legend has left us. We all grew up glued to the TV when Walter Cronkite came on. His voice and his words stopped us all in our tracks.

Sympathy extended to his family. We sometimes forget he was more than an icon...he was a Dad and a Grandfather.

God Bless his family and friends in the difficult days ahead. He will live on with us forever in so many news videos. What a blessing.
July 18, 2009
AND THAT THE WAY IT IS, JULY 17, 2009
July 18, 2009
I am from Belgium and I know him through the JFK interview on Vietnam back in september1963 and his reaction on november 22 , 1963 on President Kennedys death. I have read his book " A Reporter's Life. My condolences to his family. To me he is more an Icon than M. Jackson,
ED Neyts BELGIUM
July 18, 2009
Mr.Cronkite we was touch by your example in our life and old the childrens that we help in Orlando Florida.
We know You are in special place please wach over us in here Dear friend. rest in peace
Our condolence to all your Family and friends.Doris Patalano
Children of Love Foundation La Paz Honduras
July 18, 2009
July 18, 2009
I grew up watching Cronkite, and he was one of the reasons I wanted to become a journalist. Cronkite was truly the last of America's great journalists and anchors.

Even as a small child (in 1967), I remember watching his special on Vietnam, and to this day I remember his final assessment on that war, and how true his words became when he said that it will end in "a stalemate."

I also remember watching his final broadcast as the CBS Evening News anchor, on March 3, 1981, when I was 18-years old. He said that he'll "be on assignment."

He will be remembered as a great journalist.
July 18, 2009
You were and are the man in my eyes. You were the evening news, the spaceflights. I haven't watched either regularly since. No one can compare because "that's the way it is."
July 18, 2009
The news has never be the same.
July 18, 2009
DEAR FAMILY, MR. CRONKITE WAS ONE OF THE BEST. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS YOU.
July 18, 2009
It was Gwen Ifill at the conclusion of her July 17 Washington Week broadcast who let us know that Walter Cronkite had died. I find it to be so very special that his life as we knew it came to an end during the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. At the time, we were with Mr. Cronkite every foot of the way as he anchored the coverage of the event as it was taking place. We extend our sympathy to the Cronkite family as they adjust to life without his earthly presence.
July 18, 2009
Mr.Cronkite was a great man, I never got tired of hearing his voice. Prayers go out to his family and friends in this time of need.
July 18, 2009
May you rest in peace and know how many lives you've touched.... They broke the mold when they made you! God bless---
July 18, 2009
Found out from the 5:00 P.M. news (Tele-Express, here, in Poland) that Mr.Cronkite passed away. Am shocked, greatly moved and deeply saddened. I watched the CBS Evening News every night with my parents and brother. He will be missed ... Mr. Cronkite was the greatest of the great ! Nobody will be able to take his place nor compare to him. Rest In Peace Mr. Anchor-Man ...
July 18, 2009
"Through ions of time" .... a special voice on Spaceship Earth forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories of such a special life bring comfort.
July 18, 2009
Yes Walter Cronkite was a true man . I remember my days long back watching his news reports every day on t.v. It was so heartbreaking back in my young years when he made the breaking news (first reporter) of the assassination of President Kennedy. I send l;eave my condolences to Walters family.
July 18, 2009
what a sad loss for america & babyboomer everywhere who gre up hearing his iconic voive, RIP, love from Everett, WA
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite Thank you for so many years of delivering the news. You will be missed.
July 18, 2009
I've often wished in recent times we had Walter Cronkite still giving us the real news in his wonderful voice. A real gentleman!! God bless you Walter!
July 18, 2009
"And THAT's the way it is," indeed.

Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
July 18, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 18, 2009
I first watched Walter Cronkite on TV in 1967 when I got into the habit of watching the news on a daily basis. He was a great anchorman and did well in reporting at all times. Through him, I was able to learn what was going on in the world, and I felt he was very objective in bringing the news. I remember his covering the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and he also did a splendid job in covering the space flights. The sad part now is that he died just before the 40th anniversary of the moonwalk, and event which he covered very well. After he stepped down as anchorman, he reported on the New Years' Concert from Vienna, Austria, every 1st of January, and, as a native of Vienna, I enjoyed seeing his coverage of that annual event. I was surprised when this year, in his stead, Julie Andrews reported from the concert. In every case, I have fond memories of Walter Cronkite which I will always cherish.
July 18, 2009
Mr Cronkite was without a doubt the BEST AND MOST HONEST news person we ever had. We have missed him sense he retired and will miss him forever. Rest in peace. GOD BLESS YOU!
July 18, 2009
Our family sends its sincere condolences to the family. Our thoughts are with you. We thank you for sharing this great man with the American people and, indeed, the World.
Chief Justice (Ret.) Marilyn Aboussie
July 18, 2009
Walter was to us the voice of America, when we holidayed to the States back in 1992, he was there, and what a superb voice it was, we followed the man after that and his books. He will be greatly missed by this family, rest in peace Walter...
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite is and was a man of honor. My Grandparents never missed his news broadcast.
He will be missed by those who alwaysn listened when he spoke
July 18, 2009
You have gone to a place where reporting the truth will not be challenged. God bless you and your dear wife, now joined in an afterlife of contentment.
July 18, 2009
You have gone to a place where reporting the truth will not be challenged. God bless you and your dear wife, now joined in an afterlife of contentment.
July 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time, God bless you.I always remember watching him at news time with my mom & dad ,he will be greatly missed.
July 18, 2009
great american legend - knew how to present the events of the day - no glamour - just the news
July 18, 2009
Walter was more like a friend that my Family invited into our Home everynight, through all of his years of reporting and We all greatly loved him as a News Anchor. Thank you Walter! May GOD be with his Family and Friends. There will never-ever be another Walter Cronkite, and definately none to take his place! May GOD give his Family and Friends Comfort and Peace. R.Bredemeyer and Family
July 18, 2009
Every evening my parents and the children would sit and watch the evening news with Walter Cronkite, that goes with breathing, now other news caster would be thought about the CBS network, the way he carried himself was just one of a kind, just like the bible says you find a traveler every now and then, God bless us all till we all see Jesus and He says well done my good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things, perhaps even the news you were given to broadcast Freddie and Pinkie BROWN DIXIE, GA.
July 18, 2009
I grew up watching you every night watching you . thank you for telling it like it was, Sir. I will sincerely miss you. Your friends from Kansas City will mourn. No other newsman/anchorman/reporter could ever hold a candle to you. Again, thank you and God Bless. (1967-1980's)
July 18, 2009
he will be missed. when he spoke you were always drawn in to hear what he was saying he didnt do double talk about the sudject and never any fluff. I know he will have some great stories up there to report on. good bye for now and my greatest sympathies for the family
July 18, 2009
As a child I remember watching you anchor the news on our black & white TV. I've admired your work and valued your perspective more than any journalist or "media personality". If I had to pick one figure in modern times that I wanted to meet, it was you... You're opinions on matters mirrored my own, though you were always more articulate! There is an disappointing lack of integrity in the delivery of information these days; your passing marks the end of an era. You didn't know how much I cared for all that you represent and I am so sorry you had to go. I send my condolences to your family. Your dedication, philosophy and integrity inspires me to acheive greater heights - you will always be my hero.
July 18, 2009
A true legand.He will go down in history!
July 18, 2009
My husband had the opportunity to share the stage (along with the rest of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square) back in 2002 for the annual Christmas concert. He was the narrator for a truly "Spirit of Christmas" concert, including a story about an unofficial truce during WWI and the Nativity story from Luke.
In his many ways, he profoundly touched people through his kindly voice and gentle and warm personality.
He will be missed. Thank you for your influence, Mr. Cronkite
July 18, 2009
My condolences to the family of Walter Cronkite.
July 18, 2009
How fortunate I was to have you visit my family and me every night in our home as we sat around the TV watching the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. There has never been anyone quite like you since...a true American original. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. God Bless you in heaven.
July 18, 2009
Thank You, Walter....God Speed.
July 18, 2009
We've been reporting the news for 40 years always with a remembrance of how you got it done! We continue. Thanks for your legacy.
July 18, 2009
Thanks for the Memories! Your courage and truthfulness will never be forgotten! A special place awaits you in Heaven! May God bless you for all time! You will dearly be missed by all Americans! You gave meaning and understanding where there was none!
July 18, 2009
Growing up watching Mr. Cronkite on the CBS evening news, i was accustomed to an objective style of journalism that set a standard in my mind of what the news should be. When he retired from his post, gone with him was that objective trustworthy style from the news media. He will always be remembered by me as the standard for journalism. A true American Patriot who stood for everything this country was intended to be.
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite always reminded me of our family doctor when I was a child. I'm sure some of you remember the man who would make a house call at a moments notice , any hour of the day, regardless of weather, and then charge $2 for his service. Walter had that kind of honesty of character and love for his fellow man, and it came across in his nightly telecast. Walter didn't pretend, he was just your neighbor Walter giving you the latest news. Thanks Walter.
July 18, 2009
A true professional...with ethics.
Rest in peace, Walter.
July 18, 2009
He will be greatly missed, I have listened to him since I was younger and know he was one of the good ones.
"And that's the way it was"
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite was a great reprensative of the "Greatest Generation". His devotion to his work, family and his country was always evident. I was fortunate enought to watch him on the news for many years. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was a man true to his profession, A true ICON.
July 18, 2009
i am a 60 yr. old female. i grew up up with walter cronkite. he will be truly missed. my condolences to his family. gloria kelley, cleveland, ohio.
July 18, 2009
In this day and age, we are given to exaggeration about news events and people. But when Walter Cronkite was called the most trusted newsman in America, it was no exaggeration. If Walter Cronkite said it was so, it was so. Whatever happened, when you heard his voice, you knew that you'd get the straight story -- no rumors, no sensationalism. You felt as if you knew him personally, and that's why you trusted his word. We are privileged to have grown up in his era and to have had him in our lives. There will never be another like him. Our deepest sympathies to his family.
July 18, 2009
To Walter's family, may you find peace knowing that his suffering is over and he is with God.

I grew up listening to Walter and trusted him in reporting the news fairly and with his special touch of humanity.

There will never be another one like him. Rest in peace, "Uncle" Walt.
July 18, 2009
You will be missed....you are an icon that brought credibilty, objectivity and honesty to journalism.....you have fought the good fight.....rest in God's arms.....
July 18, 2009
I am an English Canadian meaning I am a transplant of 43yrs I have watched Mr Cronkite and his news and other programs when ever he was on he was a man who gave dignity to an awful situation and was not afraid to show his feelings which made all the more man in my eyes he had the ability to tell you the world was in one heck of a mess BUT do not fret Walter is on the job..

God Bless you Walter I have missed you may the good lord hire you to help us mortals.And thats the way it is with me.
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite was with us through all the defining moments of the 20th Century. We cried with him at the assassination of JFK and we exhaled with him a sigh of relief when the lunar lander touched down safely on the moon. He was the epitome of fairness, honesty, and integrity--the example of what a newsman should be.

My condolences to his family. The entire country mourns his loss today.
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite, you were deeply woven in the tapestry of countless people's lives. My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles will be happy to greet you in heaven, dear friend. Rest in peace.
July 18, 2009
My late wife Rita (60+ yrs) referred to Walter as an American Moses. Only God was wiser.
July 18, 2009
My sincere condolances and prayers to Mr. Cronkite's family. I grew up watching Mr. Cronkite 'the most trusted man in America' and even as a teenager of the sixties I knew there was something very special about this man. And over the years it has only become more evident. Not only have you touched our minds but also our souls. God Bless you 'Uncle Walter'.
July 18, 2009
July 18, 2009
a great man and pleasant newsperson he will be greatly missed my sympathy goes out to all his family rest in peace mr cronkite
July 18, 2009
Walter you were the best of what journalism should be. A gracious and kind man.
July 18, 2009
When I first came to the US 40 years ago the first news anchor I listened to was Mr Cronkite. I was glued to the 6.30 pm eveing news and watched it every chance I got. He was the best anchor I have ever listened to and believed. My best wishes to him in his place in heaven.
July 18, 2009
DURING SOME DIFFICULT TIMES HE CAME INTO OUR LIVING ROOMS AND BROUGHT US COMFORT WITH HIS INTEGRITY , HONESTY AND COMPASSION. AS HIS REWARD MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
July 18, 2009
He will be greatly missed, I have listened to him since I was younger and know he was one of the good ones.
July 18, 2009
I grew up watching Walter Cronkite -- he was great with kids and made us comfortable as he did the news. I fondly remember his news cast of the Apollo 11 moon landing as if it was yesterday. He could be trusted. He never thought of himself as being better than another person. He had class. Imagine, now he can interview George Washington, Abe Lincoln, and Michael Jackson among others. He was a special part of history Mr. Cronkite may be gone, but he will with us in spirit forever. Take care.
July 18, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 18, 2009
To teach news in layman terms to a young child - he did and he did it ever so well!!!

A voice that will never be forgotten.

May his family find warm in others as the nation mourns a truly wonderful man.

Sail on Uncle Walt, sail on....
July 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 18, 2009
What an honor it hae been to have been, raised in the pesents of such an honorable man. One who, set the tone of all journalism and standards for real americans. He will be missed and never forgoten. God bless Walter Cronkite.
July 18, 2009
America lost someone very special last night. No one I know of was so well respected and admired as an honest person. Walter was what we thought a reporter is supposed to be. Honest and unbiased. That is why he is and always will be the most trusted man in America. To the Cronkite family, I am so sorry for your grief and pain.
July 18, 2009
He was a gentleman as well as a great journalist.
July 18, 2009
To the Cronkite Family, may the moments you shared together give you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. God Bless.
Vince and Rhenda Giaccone
July 18, 2009
You set the bar so high as a news anchor - no one has been able to come close to your integrity, honesty, passion and compassion. You helped the nation get through such a traumatic time when President Kennedy was killed with your calm yet emotional demeanor.

Rest in peace!!
July 18, 2009
I met Mr. Cronkite in Kansas City when he was making the tour promoting his book "A Reporter's Life." At tht time, he met my great-Aunt Helen Cuddy, who was 102, and had published her memoirs. So they swapped memoirs. I found out Mr. Cronkite and I had something in common when he told me his mother was named Helen, was from Kansas, and also reached her 100th birthday. Like anyone in the public eye, I have heard many people disagree with the things Mr. Cronkite said. However, I have never heard anyone assault his character. He was a true gentleman and will be missed.
July 18, 2009
You were one of the most compassionate people on the face of the earth. I will never forget your announcement of Kennedy's death. The world has lost a great newsman. My deepest sympathies to his family. May you rest in peace. You will be missed.
July 18, 2009
God Bless, Mr Cronkite. I grew up watching you on tv report the news & will never forget how you reported the terrible events of President Kennedy's assasination. You genuinely almost cried on air and with that, we all realized what a tragedy we were all going through. But you saw us through it. Thank you.
May the angels lead you into Heaven.

Martha Dolciamore, Soquel, CA
July 18, 2009
Thank You for giving a calming voice to a chaotic world. Rest now and be at peace.
July 18, 2009
To: The Cronkite Family,

Thanks so much for sharing your beloved one with the world. Our family members enjoyed listening to his reports. May you find peace in knowing that the world mourns with you during this difficult time.


Fredia Lacey & Family
July 18, 2009
I watched Mr. Cronkite for as long as I can remember. He was a natural at what he did and so real. May God bless his family and know what a truly great man this was.
And that's the wat it was....
RIP Walter
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite truly was like family. Our family watched him everyday he was the one we trusted. I remember him vividly when President Kennedy was killed and when he covered the Viet Nam war we watched so intently as my brother was in viet nam. Yes so many of us will always hold him close to our hearts. To Mr Cronkite's family my deepest sympathy to you.
July 18, 2009
We were fortunate enough to have been able to share in the talents that were his. Hoping that the family knows how much love and prayers are being sent to them during this time of sorrow...
July 18, 2009
A great legend and role model, hard worker. He will certainly be missed.
July 18, 2009
Our family has always had a special place in our heart for Mr. Cronkite. Our mother, Jackie Peeler, worked with him at CBS for many years and when she passed away in 2001, he took the time to give a quote to her hometown paper in her memory. She always spoke so highly of him and his family, saying "the bigger they are, the nicer they are". We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Cronkite family at this sad time.
July 18, 2009
I'm sure he will be one of the most trusted people in Heaven also.
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite will be missed. I remember him even when I was very little in the 70s. He was a voice & face we were always familiar with. He will be missed. Rest In Peace & God Bless his family.
July 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 18, 2009
We have truly lost one of our "great ones". God bless.
July 18, 2009
He would have been a great President for this country. Everyone thought of him as a friend, both here and around the world.
July 18, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 18, 2009
Imagine the joy in Heaven today as our Lord reunites Walter with his "beautiful bride." May his memory bring you joy. May His blessings bring you peace.
July 18, 2009
Walter was/is the absolute best. I have been transfered to many diferent areas of this wonderful US and always had the privilage of listening to Walter on the news. Mr. Cronkite was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed. My prayers go out for all his family and friends. RIP Walter, so sorry to hear of your death.
Sincerely,
Kassey in Palmetto Florida
July 18, 2009
The Most Trusted Man in America will be missed.
July 18, 2009
While ours was a relatively short rellationship, it was critical in my career growth with CBS News.

Your demise leaves an unfillable hole in broadcast journalism.

My sincerest condolenses to the Croncrite family.

Mike Stanley
July 18, 2009
His contribution to journalism will live on forever. What a voice! Condolences to family & friends. Rest in peace.
July 18, 2009
I'm sure you will be one of the most trusted people in Heaven also.
July 18, 2009
You give me and to a lots of people in this world a many years of news with clarity and human touch, so I salud you , rest in peace Walter. Juan Abella
July 18, 2009
Back in the 60's I happen to run into Mr. Cronkite in Kansas City. The first words out of my mouth were "You really look like Walt Disney". Of course I knew who he was. What a gracious, pleasant man with the rare insight to tell it like it was. Thank you for the truth and goodness you brought to CBS News. Gods speed .
July 18, 2009
To a life well lived!

RIP Uncle Walter.
July 18, 2009
And that's the way it was...rest in peace
July 18, 2009
When I was growing up, watching the news meant watching CBS News with Walter Cronkite. God knows America could use another Walter doing the evening news. But he gave us the original and we all were thankful for that. God bless his family, we share in mourning the most trusted man in America.
July 18, 2009
To the family God bless each of you in a special way Mr Cronkie will always be remembered by me and my family. He always thought of others and was kind to everyone a friend from Macon Georgia
July 18, 2009
i watched walter on the sbc news
he was great news man
he will be missed
peggy
July 18, 2009
Simply, just the most trusted American goodwill ambassador ever...Thanks for all the meaningful memories!
July 18, 2009
R.I.P
July 18, 2009
Thank you sir.
July 18, 2009
He was one of a kind newsman. I was an ardent CBS news follower back in his days. He exuded trust in his news delivery. He will be missed. My condolences to his family and I will certainly pray for the repose of his soul.
July 18, 2009
Rest in peace, Mr. Cronkite. You were a respected, well loved man and you will never be forgotten.
July 18, 2009
Gone is a Legend. I grew up watching him & had joy of meeting him. What a wonderful man, he was. He brought emotion into delivering the news. He was part of this Country's history. He guided us thru the happy time's & sad time's. We could depend on him. My condolences to his family. My tear's & prayer's are with you. To the man I called Pop, you are now reporting the greatest stories ever in heaven & "That's The Way It Is, Saturday July 18th 2009". Goodnight Pop & Rest In Peace & May God Speed.
July 18, 2009
As a young child, I can remember the distinct voice of Mr. Cronkite as I watched the news over my father's shoulder. What a remarkable knack he had to report in such an honest and sincere manner. He has touched the lives of so many households over the past decades and will be sincerely missed by all.
May the God of all comfort continue to be with the family and help you to cope with your loss. Like all other fine citizens, Mr. Cronkite is resting peacefully in God's memory until the day arrives when, according to John 5:28 & 29, "all those in the memorial tombs will be called out". Until that time, our thougths and prayers are with you.
July 18, 2009
We'll truly miss you, Walter. Your deep, sincere baritone will echo in our collective consciousness forever. You defined network news. My deepest sympathy to your family, whom, I am sure, will always take pride in the stellar legacy you have left us all.
July 18, 2009
Good Night Walter

Dolores
July 18, 2009
I am sorry to hear of the passing of one of our most trusted men in our country. I always held a special place in my heart for Mr. Cronkite because my grandfather delivered him into this world in St. Joeseph, MO. Blessings to his family!
July 18, 2009
Rest In Peace - God's peace and comfort to you, family and friends.

And that's the way it was....
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite was a great man!! He was like family!! My family watched the news every night because of him. God Bless his family!!
July 18, 2009
I was fortunate enough to watch Walter Cronkite on the news every night for many years. He was right on top of it when it camr to reporting what was really going on in the world.
I remember his final words every night. "That's that way it was Friday July 17th 2009" He was a great man and will be missed by many people. Rest in peace.
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite growing up you were the only one to watch, thank you for the memories, rest in peace.
July 18, 2009
I will never forget the emotional announcement he gave of Kennedy's death. His face, and that news, are forever embedded in my mind, and I was only in Junior High School. He was a great newsman, and will never be replaced. My grandfather would not miss his newscast. My sympathy to his family.
July 18, 2009
With heavy heart I say goodbye to my HERO! My childhood evenings were spent watching Uncle Walter with my grandmother, we loved Walter and the way he delivered the news. His way of bringing us the news will never be duplicated. May God comfort the family. Gone but never forgotten!
July 18, 2009
Thank You for the great years of service you gave to mankind
God bless you
July 18, 2009
Dear Cronkite family,
I am sorry for your loss. He is one of the best television announcers and he will be known forever and to the ages as the man from CBS and involvement of the story of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Best wishes. God bless him and his family.
July 18, 2009
Sometimes in history there comes someone embraced by their fellowmen. Walter Cronkite was such a man and will be missed.
July 18, 2009
I know it's impossible for anyone to know everything,but I always knew Walter Cronkite knew a little about everything,if he didn't report it,it didn't happen,we will miss him.
July 18, 2009
I had a good cry this morning watching the tribute to Walter Cronkite.I felt like I had lost my Dad a second time.My heartfely condolences to the Cronkite children,and thank you for sharing him with us all these years!
July 18, 2009
Though Walter Cronkhite lacked the urbane wit of David Brinkley or the style and grace of Peter Jennings, those younger men, greater risk-takers, owed their audience entirely to Walter Cronkhite, without whose earnest presentation of the news, with its instinctive sense of balance and objectivity, no news anchor could have hoped to keep his audience's trust during the tumultuous sixties and seventies. Walter Cronkhite was the George Washington of television news; the precedents he set, the manner in which he handled crises like the Kennedy assassination, the Vietnam War, and Watergate, and triumphs like the moon landings, will forever be the model against which all succeeding news broadcasters will measure themselves. And to the extent that broadcast journalists influence public opinion and voting behavior--and does anyone now doubt that influence?--Cronkhite's example will nurture our nation's pursuit of truth and fairness in public life far beyond the forty or fifty years in which he actively participated in them. Thanks for a life well spent, Walter, and God bless you.
July 18, 2009
Walter was a great man loved by all and will be missed God needed another Angle so he took Walter Rest in peace
July 18, 2009
It's like losing your Grandfather that everyone wished they had. We will miss you Mr. Cronkite. God Bless !
July 18, 2009
I am very saddened at the passing of "Uncle Walter." He was a true gentleman and a scholar. I grew up watching Mr. Cronkite after dinner every night, and I always enjoyed his hosting the Kennedy Center Honors.
July 18, 2009
The best memory I have of Mr. Cronkite was the day of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Watching the news with my mother, I was home that day from school with a bad cold, I cried as Mr. Cronkite cried when he announced that President John F. Kennedy was gone. I had never seen a man cry and it brought such a feeling of comfort to me to know that a man could express emotions so freely on live TV before millions. He removed his glasses, his voice broke and after making the announcement he paused and then shuffled his papers. The world has lost a great person. Now he can relate the news in heaven.
July 18, 2009
I grew up watching Walter Cronkite every Saturday morning on You Are There where he brought history to life as if it were a breaking news story. The things he loved about his business are the same things that drew me to it and the things he hated about the way it has gotten now, mirror my feelings about the sorry business of "infotainment". If anyone could do a newscast about "the way it is" in the Great Beyond, he would be the guy. I would trust him to do it right.
July 18, 2009
i am really sorry for his loss.
July 18, 2009
In the early days of the space program, I worked for Hertz Car rental in Orlando, Florida. Sometimes, I had opportunity to rent station wagons to Walter Cronkite. He seemed to be a really nice guy. He never expected to be recognized but rather always said that he was Walter Cronkite just as if he were John Smith. It was very different helping him as opposed to most of the othe celebrities we served.
July 18, 2009
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
July 18, 2009
We have truly lost a real icon. My sympathy to all of the world for this great loss.
July 18, 2009
I remember watching Walter Cronkite on the news when I was a little girl. I
always enjoyed listening to him.
So saddened to hear he died.......

RIP and God Bless you.

And as he would say::::

And thats the way it is,,,this is
Walter Cronkite for CBS News
"Good Night.....

Good Night Walter Cronkite
July 18, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 18, 2009
May your memories comfort you in this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr Cronkite will be missed. God bless.
July 18, 2009
The very BEST in the business. Rest in heavenly peace.
July 18, 2009
I always felt that Walter Cronkite had such a strong connection to every American. Of course, the most poignant was when he told us that JFK had passed when he showed the emotion that all of us felt. He seemed to be part of every family, and he will be missed.

I remember a program, "You Are There." It chronicled and re-enacted important events in this country and in the world. I think that it was Walter Cronkite that narrated it, but I have not seen references to it any time in the recent past. As a youngster I found that a relevant and meaningful way to present historical facts.

The world is not the same without such a presence as Walter Cronkite.

Mary Jane Espinola, Tampa, Florida
July 18, 2009
He was simply the best!

Thank you for your honesty........
July 18, 2009
As a member of the proverbial "Baby Boomer Generation" I spent many hours listening to "Uncle Walt's" broadcasts. The evening news in my family was akin to attending church on Sundays. My parents were rather laid back disciplining their 6 children but when the CBS Evening News was on the house was quiet - a required silence descended - so as not to miss one moment of the broadcast. So many memories both fond and tragic are flooding back today with this sad news.To the Chronkite family my deepest sympathies for your loss. In a small way I understand your grief as my heart too is heavy with his passing. This great man of integrity and profound wisdom will live on longer than his years with us and will be sorely missed. Ron Viger, Boston, MA
July 18, 2009
As a youngster , my whole family sat down and caught the news with Walter before dinner. Later in college
many of my friends and I refered to him as "Father". As news time would roll around someone would say "Time for Father".
July 18, 2009
I am so happy that I grew up in a time when news was honest, straight-forward and informative. I know you'll be resting in peace; you did the best job possible..you will be missed, forever.
July 18, 2009
Our United States just won't be the same without "Uncle Walter" I grew up with him, and was so sad when he retired. There will never be another one like him. God has called a good man home.
July 18, 2009
Back bone of America we will miss you.
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite and CBS WAS the national news as far as I was concerned growing up in the 60's and 70's. I mourned the day he handed the reins to Dan Rather in 1981; network news was never the same. Rest in peace Uncle Walter.
July 18, 2009
Thank you for coming into our homes every night and helping us see the world through your eyes. You will be truly missed. We love you and thank you.
July 18, 2009
Four words that describe you in our lifetime: You were the greatest.

Thanks for everything and may our Lord bless your family.
July 18, 2009
I remember watching Mr Cronkite tell the news every evening after me and my family ate supper. My mom loved him, and what I remember most is him saying "And that's the way it was" after each of his braodcast. May God be with Mr. Cronkite's family and friends at this time. Thank you for the memories. We love you.
July 18, 2009
i love walter cronkite cause he told the news the way it should be he was one of the greatest newsman ever we are all going to miss uncle walter let hin rest in piece the way he was
July 18, 2009
As a Child growing up and even in later years , it was truly a pleasure to watch this Gentleman deliver the Nightly News.May the words found at Revelation 21:4,bring his family comfort he was truly a great Newsreporter., one that will not be easily forgotten.
July 18, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
July 18, 2009
He held our trust and our hearts.
We will always remember this great American icon.
July 18, 2009
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You will be missed by many, but never forgotten.

I for one will Remember all your Good Work and May God Bless.

Pat Lando, Delan, Florida
July 18, 2009
RIP Walter That is the way it it.
July 18, 2009
I GREW UP WITH HIM ON TV HE LEAD A LONG AND WONDERFULL LIFE GONE BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
LAQUINNA ADAMS
July 18, 2009
Mr Cronkite was with us in our livingrooms through some memorable times. I grew upwith him and am saddened over the news of his passing.
July 18, 2009
I grew up watching Walter Cronkite and remember all the special events he covered and the most vived was when President Kennedy died. Thank you for being one of our most trusted newscasters.My thoughts and prayers are with his family we will all truley miss him.
July 18, 2009
ive liked walter cronkite cause he told the news about everything and evryone, i liked when he said and thts the way it is, we are all going to miss such a great newsman rest in pice uncle walter cronkite
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite was a professional to be admired. He never dishonored his profession or himself. He is to be admired. My sincere condolences to his family in their great loss.
July 18, 2009
We always watched the evening news as he was honest, trustworthy and always a
gentleman. New Years we looked forward to his announcing from Vienna. He was the perfect host...added elegance and style to the show.
Another great loss to our nation....
Our sincerest sympathy to his family....Mr. Cronkite, RIP
July 18, 2009
WE TRULEY HAVE LOST AN ICON. HE WAS ONE OF A KIND AND HE WILL SURELY BE MISSED BY ALL. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY.
July 18, 2009
HE WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FOR GOTTEN.
IT IS TRULY A SAD TIME AND A GREAT LOSS.
July 18, 2009
An American icon has left us for a better place.

Thank you for your outstanding service to the world.

May God bless your family in the days ahead.
July 18, 2009
grew up watching you on the news with my dad. you are the true american journalist,few will be able to follow
July 18, 2009
To the Cronkite Family,

The Management and Staff of Weston's Mortuary wish to express our deepest sympathy. There is no sorrow that God in heaven cannot heal. May your memories bring you comfort and joy.
July 18, 2009
grew up watching you on the news
July 18, 2009
His face and voice accompany all my childhood memories of every major and minor news event. He's been much on my mind all week because of the moon landing anniversary . . . what an icon, and what a wonderful man and intellect. His was the first public face to show the emotion we were feeling when JFK died; his words announcing the president's death made my mother and all our neighbors, crowded into our livingroom around that black and white TV, cry. And equally, the awe when man first stepped on the moon. Goodbye and thank-you to a scion of journalism and American spirit.
July 18, 2009
I still remember being a little girl watching the news the day JFK died. Walter Cronchite is etched in memory from childhood as the greatest reporter ever to grace the American public. He was a rare breed of man; spoke simple truth,professionalism,from the heart, and never spoke ill of anyone. This trust over the years was built on his standard of honesty and being forthwright. His unique style can not be duplicated. What a great man he was, who was widely respected by all in the audience and tv journalists.
May you rest in peace dear Walter, sail onto the heavens. God bless your family and thank you for being part of our world.
July 18, 2009
He was a trusted man. When he gave us the news, you knew it was true, not twisted the way some of today's programs are. When he spoke, we listened and believed him. A great loss for Americans.
July 18, 2009
Thanks for years of reporting the news.You were great at your job.May you RIP,and family I wish them comfort at this time,I know what it's like loosing a love one.May God bless you always.
July 18, 2009
July 18, 2009
THE BROKEN CHAIN
-----------------------------

We Little Knew That Morning That God Was Going To Call
Your Name In Life We Loved You Dearly In Death We Do The
Same. It Broke Our Hearts To Lose You You Did Not Go
Alone For Part Of Us Went Went You The Day God Called You
Home. You Left Us Peaceful Memories Your Love Is Still Our Guide And Though We Cannot See You You Are Always
At Our Side. Our Family Chain Is Broken And Nothing Seems
The Same But As God Call Us One By One The Chain Will
Link Again.
July 18, 2009
What a superlative career and a matchless mensch. Thank you for your contributions. I attribute my love of history to "The Twentieth Century."
July 18, 2009
Growing up as a child it was strange but I really enjoyed watching the evening news with Walter Cronkite when he was replaced I did not think the the news would go, he was a legend. To the Cronkite family may all the fond memories substain you at this time. R.RI.P. Walter we love you.
July 18, 2009
My family & I are sad to hear about your loss of your loved one. We enjoyed watching him on the CBS evening news & the landing of Apollo, but a lot more sad news from the death of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy & the Iran hostages. He will be missed very much. Our prays & thoughts are with the family during this time.
July 18, 2009
My Condolences to his family. A great news Anchor.
July 18, 2009
Truly a great man. He will be remembered always. My deepest condolences go out to his family.
July 18, 2009
News has never been the same without him at the helm. Now the world is without its most trusted anchorman. Thanks for your honesty and impartiality, both have been missing since you retired. May the Lord accept you into the great anchor desk in the sky.
July 18, 2009
"Uncle" Walter was the last of the giants. He was one of the last true journalists and newsmen. The talking heads of today would do well to learn from his example. He will be greatly missed.
July 18, 2009
You were a peacemaker who acheived even more than our presidents did. Wow. Thank you for the memories, tho they are not all good, they are lessons. We sure will miss you, Walter Cronkite, with much affection.
July 18, 2009
You'll alway's be Number 1..R.I.P. Walter, the world will miss you as will I.
July 18, 2009
It is a sad commentary on our culture and a tremendous loss to our society that "they don't make them like that" anymore.
July 18, 2009
I grew up listening to Walter Cronkite in the 60's and 70's. He was indeed an integral part of our lives, and will be missed. May God's peace be with the family (Philip. 4:7)
July 18, 2009
We the American people lost a great newsman. Who didn't let his personel beliefs come out on reporting the news. Remember he said we has lost Veitnam under LBJ.
Who could forget his report on JFK getting murdered he wasn't afraid to cry on TV.
On the 40th annerversy of Apollo 11 landing on the moon it is said that he has left us.
Iam glad he was able to report to me the news as i was born in 1958. He give me the news of the 60's and 70's unbiased unlike today

R.I.P. Walter you will be and have been missed on my Tv at 630pm for years
July 18, 2009
I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Cronkite in early 1973, in Vientiane Laos, when he flew on our aircraft with other members of the worlds media for the release of the POW's in Hanoi. To me he was the epitamy of a newscaster, his reports could always be relied on for their truthful content and brevity.
My sincerest condolences to his family, and may he rest in peace, but never be forgotten
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite was truly a Great Soul. He had an ability to unite. He covered some of the great stories that passed by in my lifetime. He was a wonderful teacher... If we would only pay attention. Thank You, for sharing your gifts.
July 18, 2009
Living thru the periods of racial strains, the Vietnam war and other scares of the 60's and 70's was not easy. But Walter Conkite's reporting and insight helped many of us understand and react to the issues of the day. He was respected not only in the United States but around the world. May he rest in peace and continue to me a living example of good journalism and sound ethics.
July 18, 2009
rest in peace mr. cronkite. a noble man.
July 18, 2009
"And that's the way it is Friday July 17th 2009".

RIP Walter you were the best.
July 18, 2009
i remember watching him when presdient kenndey was shot and killed i was 10 years old then and it seems just like yesterday rest in peace walter
July 18, 2009
I GREW UP WITH HIM ON THE NEWS. GREAT NEW REPORTER I KNOW OR KNEW
July 18, 2009
a constant professional with a soothing cadence that made it easy to believe him
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite-the best news man there ever was or will be. You will be missed terribly. And that's the way it is.
July 18, 2009
Thank you for your integrity, and for being such an important part of my life.
July 18, 2009
unlike the broadcasters today he embodied all i ever learned about journalism. his opinion was not evident he just reported it 'the way it was'.
July 18, 2009
I am deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Cronkite's passing. My Dad worked on the CBS News anchored by him for many years and was very proud to be able to. I also enjoyed very much Mr. Cronkite's recollection in his book published a few years ago.
His integrity was and will be missed.
July 18, 2009
And thats the way it is, July 17th 2009
Rest in Peace Walter you were one of the Great Ones......
July 18, 2009
I learned journalism from him. He was among the last of the Murrow era, when CBS was setting the standard for a new kind of journalism. He was a national treasure.
July 18, 2009
As a child growing up, Walter was always the mainstay for news in our home. You will be greatly missed. Your humor, your style and grace will never be replaced. You are truely "Uncle Walter" God Speed
July 18, 2009
Here was a man that provided a narrative for the first half of my life. From his giddiness about men landing on the moon or his staunch announcements about the days news...he was absolutely amazing at what he did.
To his family, my prayers go out to you at this time of great personal loss. And to America, let us remember the way it was.
Thank you uncle Walter for all the great memories.
July 18, 2009
You were such an iconic part of my childhood. Your job was to tell us the news, but you also made us feel safe. As long as the evening news came on and you were there with that voice to tell us everything, we knew it would be alright. RIP, old friend. Your journey here is done, and done well.
July 18, 2009
it is like some of the best people in this nation are being taken
July 18, 2009
Mr. Cronkite always took the high road and taught us how to trust what was coming into our living rooms via TV.

Now that he is on the Highest Road we will miss his earthly presence but not his spirit.

I pray God meets his family at their point of greatest need today.
July 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite was an icon in the truest sense of the word. He set the bar high for the journalists that have come after him. I remember watching him on the news as a child and feeling that no matter how bad the news of the day was, it would be all right.
July 18, 2009
The world relied upon Walter Cronkite's news reports to connect us to each other. What a loss for us, what a blessing for Heaven.
July 18, 2009
WE HAVE LOST A REAL LEGEN,WALTER CRONKITE WAS THE NEWS.THE MAN OF THE HOUR.HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED,OUR DEEPEST PRAYERS GOU OUT TO HIS FAMILY,NOW WALTS DOING NWS FROM HEAVEN.PATRICK ROBINSON FLINT MICHIGAN
July 18, 2009
What a great man! R.I.P.
July 18, 2009
I saw the broadcast Walter did the day JFK died. We stood in the hallway at UK, and knew if he said that JFK was gone, it was true. We don't have newsmen like him today.
Wanda DeSpain Shepherdsville, Ky
July 18, 2009
I saw the broadcast Walter did the day JFK died. We stood in the hallway at UK, and knew if he said that JFK was gone, it was true. We don't have newsmen like him today.
Wanda DeSpain Shepherdsville, Ky
July 18, 2009
A true journalist who's objectivity and quiet strength elevated him to heights in respect and affection he never sought. Because news is now focused on entertainment rather than journalism Mr. Cronkite was the last of that generation who let the news speak for itself, rather then the other way around.
July 18, 2009
Our families will miss you Walter ...our prayers will be with you...Rich And Karen Slusser And Family
July 18, 2009
As a broacaster of 39 years, when I began in radio school he was
the classic example of what an announcer should be on and off the
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