Of Boynton Beach died at home with his family present on November 24, 2012 at the age of 79. Walt was born March 18, 1933 in Orlando, Florida, was a graduate of University of Florida and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Walt and his wife Dorothy Foster Whittaker have been married for 59 years and have resided in Boynton Beach since 1957. Walt loved the Ocean, the Outdoors and his Orchids! He was happiest being with his family and closest friends. His sense of humor was legendary and he touched many. Walt is survived by his wife Dorothy, two sons, Douglass and John (Pamela) and daughter Janet Stoll (Chris). Walt had 6 grandchildren, John (Christine), Justin and Brandon Whittaker and Quinn, Eric and Brooke Stoll. Walt also had 2 great-grandchildren, John David and Abigail Whittaker. Walt is further survived by a brother, Harry and a sister, Susan as well as nephews, nieces and other relatives. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County ( or Alzheimers Foundation (

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2012