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Walter J. Girod

Age 96, of Dover, passed away Sunday, Jun. 17, 2018. Born in Canton, a son of the late Julius and Emma (Mathys) Girod. Walter was a 1940 Graduate of Timken Vocational High School, served with the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft where he was a tool and die maker; previously he was employed by the Timken Co. Walter was a member of Trinity Lodge #710 F. & A.M., for over 60 years and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Canton.

Preceded in death by his wife, Vlasta Marie Girod in 2006; and his first wife, Flora Jean Girod, in 1980; his son, Richard Girod; two brothers, Paul and George Girod; a son-in-law, Doug Herath; and a granddaughter, Julie Herath. Survived by one son, Walter J. (Diana) Girod II; two daughters, Cynthia Herath and Nannette (Scott) Welker; his grandchildren, Melissa Richardson, Jenny Hellier, Jeff (Heidi) Girod, Stephanie Earnest, Angela Herath, Adam (Rebecca McCarthy fiancée) Welker, Megan (Matthew) Walters; and his great grandchildren, Noah Hellier, Aiden Girod, Alexander Girod, Stella Girod, Brayden Earnest, Bryce Earnest, and Landon Herath.

A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018 in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements Condolences may be left at: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com.

Published in The Repository on July 11, 2018
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