Feb. 11, 1935 - May 4, 2013
Richard Walter also known as Dick, passed away on Saturday, May 4, at David Grant Hospital after a long illness.
Dick was born Feb. 11, 1935 in McKnights Town, PA to Allen and Bessie (Russ) Walter and was raised in Gettysburg, PA.
Dick graduated from Gettysburg High School in May 1953, and joined the United States Air Force in Sept. 1953. On Aug. 16, 1960 Richard Walter was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Baker at Travis Air Force Base. Dick and Shirley traveled from Fairfield, CA to Japan, Texas, Alaska, and Washington, where he retired from the United States Air Force and returned back to Fairfield, CA. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Dick went to work with the U.S. Post Office and retired after 14 years. Shortly after retiring from the Post Office, he joined the team of the Vacaville School Crossing Guards.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Shirley Walter of Vacaville; his three children, David (Helymar) Walter, Vacaville, Sharon Walter, Indiana, Scott Walter, Santa Rosa, and his six loving grandchildren, Steven, Luzhely, William, Prysilla, Erica and Emily. He is preceded by his loving son, Michael Patrick Walter and brother, Paul Allen Walter.
Richard loved to talk about his grandmother's baking, his beloved Gettysburg, Classical Music, Trains, and playing solitary. He also loved to watch Science Fiction movies especially Star Trek. He was an avid reader and loved to go to Burger King on Elmira and talk with the employees.
A viewing will be at 9:30 a.m., with 10 a.m., celebration of Richard's life to be held at Bryan Braker Funeral Home, Fairfield, on May 9, followed by burial at Golden Gate National Cemetery, in San Bruno, Calif.
Published in The Reporter on May 7, 2013