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Walter R. Rooney

LITTLESTOWN Walter R Rooney, 88, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the Gettysburg Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara Rooney who died January 6, 2010. Born February 15, 1925, in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late George L. and Alicia Rooney. Walter was a 1942 graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in MD and American University. Walter served in the Army during WWII. He was in the battle of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He helped liberate Dakel Concentration Camp in Germany. Walter was a retired Captain of the Bethesda Fire Dapartment. He is survived by three daughters, Mary M. Rich of Olney, Beth A. Bohrer and husband James A. of Monson Maine and Katherine J. Rooney of Littlestown; grandchildren, Michael J. Fox, Angela M. Williams and Robert B. Rich; and great-grandchildren, Sydney C. Fox, Emily C. Williams, Kiersten DeGrange and Ava Claire Keadle. He was predeceased by a brother, Col. Thomas O Rooney. He was a member of the Littlestown American Legion and the Maryland State Guard. Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Littles' Funeral Home, 34 Maple Ave Littlestown, with the Rev Timothy J. Kielley officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior the service, 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oaklwan Memorial Gardens with military honors conducted by the Littlestown Allied Veterans Council. Contributions have been asked to go to Alpha Fire Company, 40 E. King St, Littlestown, PA 17340. Online condolences may be shared at www.littlesfh.com

Published in Evening Sun on July 22, 2013
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