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Norman Jack Walter

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NORMAN JACK WALTER Norman Jack Walter, 86, of Wilmington, NC, died Sunday, December 22, 2013, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 1927, son of the late Louis F. Walter, Jr. and Wilhelmina Widmann Walter. Mr. Walter was a retired public school educator in Hightstown, NJ, completing 30 years as a teacher, administrator and athletic coach. Additionally, he served the Borough of Hightstown as a councilman and on other boards and commissions for many years. He was a graduate of The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades in Media, Pa, The College of New Jersey, Trenton, where he earned BA and MA degrees in Industrial Education and Technology, and Rider University, Trenton, NJ, School Administration. As a teenager, Mr. Walter followed his two older brothers into the United States Navy during World War II. He participated with U.S. Amphibian Forces in the South Pacific (two campaigns) plus landing in Japan. He was reactivated by the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, serving on the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey BB62 off the coast of Korea. Mr. Walter was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hightstown, NJ and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Wilmington, NC. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner, and life member of Arab Shrine Club in Wilmington. He had life memberships in the American Legion Post 10, VFW Post 5700, DAV Chapter 11, and U.S.S. New Jersey BB62 Veterans, Inc. Mr. Walter is survived by his wife of sixty years, Helen Poulos Walter; a daughter, Charisse Walter Sary of Clarksville, MD; a sister, Grace W. Sears of Winchester, VA; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2013, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church with Pastor Dale Kemppainnen officiating. Interment will be in the spring at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 612 South College Road, Wilmington, NC, 28403 or the First Baptist Church, 125 South Main Street, Hightstown, NJ, 08520. "He Loved Christmas" Condolences to the family at Andrews Market Chapel
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Andrews Mortuary & Crematory - Market Street Chapel
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-7788
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Dec. 25, 2013
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