Osterhout, Walter W. COLONIE Walter W. Osterhout, 94, passed away at his home on Friday, March 29, 2013, with his loving family by his side. Born in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Harry and Jennie Osterhout and brother of the late Leslie Osterhout. Mr. Osterhout lived in Colonie since 1947. He served his country in the Army during World War II in the European Theater. A disabled veteran, Walter was a Purple Heart recipient. Walter worked for Otis Elevator and then for New York Telephone, retiring in 1983 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church for 58 years. Walter was a Sunday school teacher and served on various church committees. He was a member of the Albany Masonic Temple, Wadsworth Lodge 417 and past president of the Maywood PTA. He was a volunteer for Mobile Meals and Talking Books for the visually impaired. Walter enjoyed camping in the Adirondacks, sport fishing, bowling and golfing. He especially loved vacationing on Cape Cod with his family. Walter is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years and the love of his life, Doris J. (Miller) Osterhout. He is the devoted father of Diane (David) Simons of Plainville, Conn., Dean (Karen) Osterhout of Latham and Denise (Raymond) Palmer of Scotia. He is the cherished grandfather of Deidre (George) Schilling of Plainville, Conn., Heather (Chris) LaBarge of Latham, Lauren (Aaron) Neer of Clifton Park, Ryan (Tiffany) Osterhout of Loudonville, Amanda (Jason) Gingras of Latham and Jason Palmer of Scotia. Also surviving are seven loving great-grandchildren, two special nieces, Susan Castledine and Christine DeWitt, and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Community Hospice of Albany and Walter and Doris' neighbors for all of their care and support. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 1 p.m. at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie (Route 155, south of Central Avenue). Calling hours will precede the service from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, Colonie. Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1580 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205 in memory of Walter W. Osterhout. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Apr. 2, 2013