Walter "wally" Gilcher Jr.

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September 9, 2013

Walter F. "Wally" Gilcher, Jr., 68, "A Hero to Many", of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Syracuse, NY passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013. A 1963 graduate of West Genesee High School in Camillus, NY and a 1976 Cum Laude graduate of Syracuse University, Walter was a lifetime, loyal fan of Syracuse University sports.

Walter was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a civil engineer with Hole Montes in Fort Myers. He actively participated in various professional and community organizations, including the Florida Engineering Society Calusa Chapter and South Fort Myers Little League, and he was dedicated to supporting CCMI and animal rescue.

Most of all Walter loved his family and his dogs, and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Jean, loving children Christopher (Christina) Gilcher, Carey Gilcher, Sarah (Michael) Holland, Alison (Julio) Blanco, and William (Leigh Ann) Gilcher, his grandchildren, Gabriel and Avery Holland, Ada and Elliot Blanco and Lucas Gilcher, as well as his mother-in-law, Louise Palange and sister, Jeanne Wright.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, 13411 Shire Lane. Donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Friends may sign the guest book at

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Published in The News-Press on Sept. 17, 2013
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