Walter G. Knudsen, age 81, of North Haven and Beaver Cove, ME, passed away on January 31, 2013 in Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in New Haven on October 7, 1931 he was the son of the late Harry & Frieda Ganter Knudsen. Walter was the husband of Gladys Ahlstrand Knudsen; father of Gladys K. Knudsen of Orange, Barbara McFarland-Shields & her husband Leroy of North Haven and Walter Kristian Knudsen & his wife Amy of Newark Valley, NY; brother of Joyce Abbott of MA and Ruth K. Ritter of Switzerland. Walter is also survived by five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Walter was an Electrical Engineer, retired from the former Electrostatic Corporation and prior to that, Yale University. He was past-president of the Beaver Cove Condo Association in Maine where he lived and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, once serving on a mission in Salt Lake, Utah. Friends may visit with his family on Monday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 990 Racebrook Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525 and may also attend his Funeral Service in the Church beginning at 1:00 PM. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden. Contributions in his memory may be made to his church or to the Salvation Army, 301 George Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. To send a condolence to his family please see: www.beecherandbennett.com
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Published in New Haven Register on Feb. 3, 2013