Velaney, Walter , 94, passed away on January 30, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to parents Benjamin and Katherine Velaney and moved to Miami, Fla. in 1948. He was an officer in the U.S. Army for 6 yrs. in WW II. He was a real estate and marketing specialist for 35 yrs. for Florida's largest developers. Beloved father to Michael, Mara & Karen. Grandfather to Sara, Brianna, Laurie and Tara. Walter loved his family, sports and poker. He was an avid horse and racetrack lover who has finally come to the finish line. He walked his miles and now he sleeps. May you rest in peace dad our dear father and grandfather (Papa Wally). You will be in our hearts forever. Donations can be made to The
, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Tx. 75284.
Published in Miami Herald on Feb. 3, 2013