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Holtsmaster, Walter C.

Walter C. Holtsmaster, 74, of South Gibson, died Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. His wife is the former Linda A. Wells. They were married January 12, 1991. Born April 2, 1941 in Carbondale, PA, son of Doris Schenck of South Gibson and the late Walter Holtsmaster. Walter was a US Army veteran and worked as a computer analyst for L3 Communications, Binghamton, NY for 33 years prior to his retirement. His greatest joy was restoring antique cars and attending car shows across the country with his wife Linda. They loved to travel and took many wonderful trips together. He enjoyed the beach and participated in the Triple Cities Street Rods, Binghamton, NY. He is survived by two sons, Walter C. Holtsmaster, Jr. of Forkston Township, PA and Mark Holtsmaster & wife Dawn of Moscow, PA; two step-daughters, Donna Rowe & husband Craig of New Milford, PA and Karen Stone & husband Roger of New Milford, PA; five grandchildren, Bethany Yarrison, Emily Holtsmaster, Bryn Dotzel, Cage Dotzel and Adam Holtsmaster; three sisters, Marsha Violetti & husband Rick of Bay Shore, NY, Patricia Barney & companion Fred Benson of Lenox Township, PA and Marlene Dean & husband Larry of South Gibson, PA; two brothers, Gary Holtsmaster & wife Carol of Myrtle Beach, SC and Frank Holtsmaster & wife Kaye of Thompson, PA; several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by one step son, Brad Dotzel A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11:00 am in the South Gibson United Methodist Church, celebrated by Pastor Marge McCarty, officiating. A military service will be held by the Elk Mountain VFW Post 8488. Friends may call Thursday from 10-11 am at the church. Arrangements are under the care of the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Clifford. To share condolences and photos with Walter's family visit his book of everlasting memories at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Gino Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Avenue, Scranton, Pa 18503.

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Feb. 2, 2016
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