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92, of Ross Twp., on Nov. 6, 2013. Loving husband for 67 years of Martha (Eayre) Brethauer; beloved father of Jill (David Samuel) Brethauer, Charles (Paula) Brethauer, and Janet (Joseph) Conroy; brother of the late Louis Brethauer; proud grandfather of Andrew Brethauer, Brian Conroy, and Chris Apperson and great-grandfather of Riley Apperson; also survived by his beloved cat, Tony. A graduate of Perry High School and the Pennsylvania State Univ. with a B.S. in Forestry, Walter went on to work as a timber cruiser and sawmill manager, ultimately operating Brethauer Lumber Co. in Allison Park. He later designed and installed closed circuit TV and AV systems until his retirement in 1987. A conscientious objector during WWII, Walter volunteered for the American Field Service and served as an ambulance driver in North Africa, Italy and India, and remained active with AFS his entire life, especially with the AFS International Exchange Program. He was an active member for 60 years and a former lay leader of Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church. Walter had many interests and hobbies, particularly auto mechanics and BMW racing, traveling both U.S. and abroad, and mostly enjoyed family gatherings and time spent with his family. Memorial service at date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations to AFS Intercultural Programs, 71 West 23rd St., 6th Fl., NY, NY 10010 and Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church, 1110 Resaca Pl., Pgh., PA 15212. Arrangements by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, Bakerstown.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Nov. 8, 2013
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