Lawrence W. Walter Jr.
1942 - 2021
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Lawrence W. "Buck" Walter Jr., 78, of Greensburg, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. After enduring many health challenges, Buck unexpectedly died from complications related to congestive heart failure. Buck was born Oct. 17, 1942, in Jeannette, the eldest child and son of the late Lawrence Sr. and Edna Mae Dietz Walter. Bucky and his family were long-standing pillars of the Jeannette business community. As a second-generation CPA and financial services provider, Buck enjoyed his work with many clients who trusted him for his sound advice. Holding an undergraduate degree from Waynesburg College with a master's degree from Penn State University, Bucky believed in the benefit of education. As treasurer with the Jeannette Kiwanis, he supported young people in their pursuit of achieving their college dream. Bucky loved the outdoors, especially his adventures to Meeker, Colo., visiting a special friend, Kip Gates, and his family on their ranch. Over the years, Buck made many trips to the Gates ranch, elk hunting, assisting with many cattle roundups, and in his later years, helping as a camp cook for the visiting hunters. For decades, he spent time at his farm in Somerset, where he enjoyed hunting, shooting and fly fishing for that elusive trout. He also loved his outings playing golf with his buddies. Cheering on the Nittany Lions and tailgating at Penn State football games were favorite fall pastimes. During the winter months, he was a ski instructor at Seven Springs where he taught his son, Jason Ridilla, to ski. They greatly enjoyed their many trips to Lake Tahoe, Nev. Buck's constant, steady presence and wise guidance will be eternally valued and greatly missed. He was born into the Lutheran faith and was an Eagle Scout and a Freemason. Buck was a lieutenant in the Navy during the Vietnam War and attended officer training school. He was a member of the Arlington Sportsmen's Club in Jeannette, served for many years on the Jeannette Salvation Army Board of Directors and helped with several other charitable organizations. He gave of himself and his time to better his community. He is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline Jacobina Walter; his son, Jason Ridilla, of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Beverly Thompson and her three daughters, Amy Floyd and Beth Ann Clendenin, both of Statesville, N.C., and Jennifer Thompson, of Ebensburg; a sister-in-law, Michele Jacobina, of Palm Beach, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Dr. Charles Jacobina and wife, Patricia, and their son, Logan, all of Ligonier, and many great-nieces and nephews. As per Bucky's wishes, there will be no public visitation. Funeral services were private. The JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME, INC., Jeannette, are entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Buck's memory to the Hillman Cancer Center, at www.hillman.upmc.com, or the Arnold Palmer Cancer Center, 200 Village Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601, as well as the Jeannette Kiwanis, 314 Silvis St. Jeannette, PA 15644.

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Published in Tribune Review from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2021.
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March 12, 2021
Remembering Mr. Lawrence fondly from the 1970's when he would come to my grandpap's stone quarry every 3 months to do the accounting. Remembering him more recently in Persichetti's for lunch. Just as nice as always. He will be missed. Sincere sympathy to the entire family.
Cindy Laspina-LaValle
Acquaintance
March 4, 2021
Bucky was not only a great accountant he was a great friend
Anthony cesare
Friend
March 3, 2021
I was shocked to see the death of bucky. I was born and raised in jeannette,but now live in florida. My sympathy to his family,he was part of my memory growing up and living in town my brother Rick was a good friend of buckys. A good man is gone
Judith lawson
Friend
March 1, 2021
I love you, Uncle Bucky! I will miss you and will always remember when you used to do Donald Duck to make me laugh!
Jennifer Thompson
Family
March 1, 2021
I am at a loss for words. Bucky was the kindest man I knew. Bucky was always patient with my mixed up taxes and would just laugh. I am so going to miss him. My deepest condolences to his family.
Lois D’Orazio
Friend
March 1, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Bucky’s family and friends. We were friends at Luther League and had mutual high school friends over the years and I am sure he will be missed by all. Peace and Blessings.
Judy Rupert Shutters
Friend
March 1, 2021
Growing up on Arlington Hill, we were neighbors, and our family knew the Walters family very well. Fondly remember "Bucky" (as we knew him) as friendly, jovial and kind. Extend my sincere and deepest sympathy to his wife, sister and his family.
Anita Howe Binder
Neighbor
March 1, 2021
You have my deepest sympathy, Jackie.
Susan Regola Ciarimboli
March 1, 2021
So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace. Tom Bish
Thomas Bish
Friend
March 1, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to the Walters family on your loss. Buck was a good friend and helped our business immensely. He will be missed by Clint Waugaman and all of Waugaman Awning Company.
Clint Waugaman
Friend
March 1, 2021
Bucky helped me in so many ways. His kindness and generosity touched me deeply and serves as a reminder to treat people in a like manner. My condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed. May he now be at peace with the Lord.
Lynn Armbrust
Friend
March 1, 2021
We loved you!

Ame Caline

Michel Polnareff
Ame Caline
March 1, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to the Walter Family. We've known and done business with Bucky for over 50 years. This is a loss to all.
Don and Lucy Deguffroy
Friend
February 28, 2021
My Deepest Sympathy on the passing away of Bucky. He was such a great guy and loved Jeannette. May he Rest In Peace.
Mayor Curtis Antoniak
February 28, 2021
Our Love & Prayers to Jackie & Jason, I dont know where to begin, Buck has become a part of our Family for over 35 years. He watched our twin sons grow up, he was a part of our Business Family, serving him breakfast & lunch at our Coffeeshop, I always asked him did you ever count out how many times you crossed the street to come over to get your coffee over the years, believe me it was alot!! Thank You Buck for your patronage all these years, but mostly Thank You for your Friendship, we will miss you. Love Eddie, Nancy, Mia, Brandon, Matt, Jenna and your Little Buddy Tino
Nancy Barbish
Friend
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