Walter L. "Walt" Nuschke, 66, of 130 W. North St., Waynesboro, Pa., died at 7:55 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md., following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born Aug. 16, 1947, in Clarksville, Texas, he was the son of Paul and Thelma (Brumley) Nuschke of Fayetteville, Pa.
Walt graduated from McLean High School, McLean, Va., with the Class of 1965. He later graduated from Penn State University
in 1970 with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
He and his wife, Judith S. "Judy" (Stinson) Bartholow, have been together since Dec. 20, 1989, and were married on Oct. 4, 2013, in Waynesboro.
Walt has been the owner and president of L.S.I. Controls, Waynesboro, since 1979.
He was a member of J105 Sailing Associates in Annapolis, Md., where he was a past president. He was also a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Waynesboro, the National Woody Club, and Delta Epsilon at Penn State.
Walt was passionate about sailing and also enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, Penn State Sports, antique cars, especially his 1931 Woody, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was also a little league coach and a youth basketball coach for many years.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by three children, Sarah Petsky and her husband Tim of Severna Park, Md., Paul Nuschke and his wife Annie of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jesse Nuschke and his wife, Tizzie of Richmond, Va.; one stepson, Jason Bartholow and his wife, Kristia of Waynesboro; seven grandchildren, Chloe, Kyle, Conrad, Luka, Stella, Caroline, and Madison; one brother, David Nuschke and his wife, Melissa of Enola, Pa.; one sister, Paula Alford and her husband, Jim of Great Falls, Va.; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The
, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.
Online condolences may be expressed at:www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com