COUDERSPORT - Walter J. Visneski Sr., 86 of Austin, passed away Friday (June 17, 2016) at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.
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Born Dec. 30, 1929, in Force, he was the son of Stanley A. and Edna V. Rajchaticka Visneski. On May 24, 1952, he married Barbara L. Barnett, who survives.
He enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy.
Walter worked at Sylvania Electric in St. Marys for 40 years, retiring in 1988. He was a lifelong member of the Austin-Costello Sportsmans Club. He loved to fish and play cards with his sister, her husband and some nieces. Walter loved living in Austin and his little peace of paradise.
Walter is survived by his wife, Barbara; four children, Walter J. Visneski Jr. of Strattanville, Kathleen (Brian) Baker of Johnsonburg, Valerie Mowrey of St. Marys and Christopher (Kerry) Ehrensberger of Austin; nine grandchildren, Justin (Amanda) Visneski, Kara Ingram, Benjamin Visneski, Joella (James) Fiorella, Joey Cherry, Laura Valentine, Dustin Valentine; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; son, Michael Ehrensberger; daughter, Mary Beth; three brothers, Edward, Stanley and Vincent; and six sisters, Grace, Virginia, Felchia, Sigmonda, Bertha and Theophila.
Friends and family are invited to attend Walter's memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Austin, with the Rev. Joseph Daugherty officiating. Following the memorial service, an informal reception will be held at the VFW in Austin.
Funeral arrangements are by the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St., Coudersport.
Online condolences may be made at www.thomasfickinger.com.
Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home Ltd.
210 North East Street
Coudersport, PA 16915
Published in The Bradford Era from June 21 to June 27, 2016