Walter R. Abrecht Jr. VIRGINIA BEACH - Walter R. Abrecht Jr., 80, went to be with the Lord Oct. 27, 2011 while surrounded by his family. He was born in Frederick, Md., the son of the late Walter R. Abrecht Sr. and Margaret Abrecht. Walter served his country in the United States Navy for 20 years, retiring as a chief petty officer. His second career was with the Virginia Beach Police Department in the Communications Division retiring with 24 years of service. Walter was preceded in death by his first wife, Doreen A. Abrecht. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 42 years, Helen Abrecht; his children, Ruth Gray (Wayne), Ray Greenwood Jr. (Carol), Debra Goodnoh (Bill), Walter Abrecht III (Kathy), Mary Stephenson and Hope Murphy (Kevin); 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, with full military honors in Rosewood Memorial Park, 601 N. Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach. You may offer your condolences to the family at www.kellumfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 30, 2011