Walter B. Alsky
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June 30, 1917 ~ March 18, 2010
Carmel - Walter B. Alsky, age 92, passed away at Community Hospital on March 18. Born June 30, 1917 in Foxboro, MA, he was the third of four sons born to Amelia Catherine and Lawrence Alsky. The family moved to Monterey Park, CA when he was three months old. Walter served as a sergeant in administrative services of the Army Air Corps for five years during World War II. He retired to Carmel in 1977 after a 30-year career with the U.S. Government.
Walter was a connoisseur of the arts. He loved to travel and, at the age of 90, realized his lifelong dream of climbing the Great Wall of China. After moving to Carmel, he served as President of the Carmel Highlands Association and, for 12 years, on the Monterey County Advisory Board. A bell-ringer for the Salvation Army for 30 years, Walter was a founding member of the annual Salvation Army bell- ringers fundraising project. Additionally, he was an avid supporter of the Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop, Alliance on Aging, Meals on Wheels, the Big Sur Land Trust and the NAACP.
Walter is survived by his domestic partner of 47 years, Cliff Bagwell; his nieces, Eve Leask and Arlene Jackson; his nephew, Charles Alsky and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. Walter's family would like to thank Drs. Jeffrey Rice and Jerome Rubin and their staffs for the excellent care he received over the years.
Visitation will take place at The Paul Mortuary Chapel on Monday, March 22 from 4:00-7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Carmel Mission Basilica on Tuesday, March 23 at 10:30 AM. Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor's favorite charity. To sign Walter's guest book and leave messages for his family, please visit www.thepaulmortuary.com.
Published in The Monterey Herald from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2010