Walter Cronkite
CRONKITE--Walter. The New York Pops family mourns the loss of Walter Cronkite, a board member for 15 years and guest conductor of the orchestra. No one led a Sousa march better than the clarinet player from St. Joseph. We will miss our dear friend. The New York Pops James A. Read, Chairman Ruth Henderson, President James M. Johnson, CEO

Published by New York Times on Jul. 19, 2009.
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Walter's and my common ancestor was Peter Joseph Greif, who was born in St. Wendel, Saarland, Germany in 1809.
He came to this country around 1854 and died in Michigan in 1876.
He had five children. Walter descended from Peter Joseph's oldest child, Helen Greif who married August Renz and they lived for many, many yrs in Levenworth KS.
She was Water's great-grandmother. I descend from Peter Joseph Greif's third child, (Franz Joseph Greif) who settled in Uniontown WA in 1876.
Mary Griffin
Family
September 17, 2019
Walter's and my common ancestor was Peter Joseph Greif, who was born in St. Wendel, Saarland, Germany in 1809.
He came to this country around 1854 and died in Michigan in 1876.
He had five children. Walter descended from Peter Joseph's oldest child, Helen Greif who married August Renz and they lived for many, many yrs in Levenworth KS.
She was Water's great-grandmother. I descend from Peter Joseph Greif's third child, (Franz Joseph Greif) who settled in Uniontown WA in 1876.
September 17, 2019
Valenda Newell
July 5, 2016
jimmy valentine
February 11, 2015
He will be missed. Love him
Thelma Gonzales
February 2, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Gwen DeTullio
October 30, 2014
Walter you was the best reporter when I was growing up as a little girl. I've enjoyed watching you on 60 minutes.

Janice Terry (Oklahoma City, OK)
October 28, 2014
I'm honored to be related to you, to be a huge fan of yours and to have the same birthday as your first born daughter. I've enjoyed watching you throughout the years and I feel privileged to be married to a submarine sailor of whom you reported on during the Three Mile Island disaster. You might be gone, but you'll never be forgotten and as I look at my own son I can see you. What a resemblance. Love you always...

-Corinne
Corinne Cronkite
April 24, 2014
To Walter Cronkite,
You were a very good reporter for 60 Minutes. My prayers go to your family and friends. Lisa Weiner
Lisa Weiner
April 12, 2014
You Were Always There, During The Good, During The Bad. Rest In Peace, Mr. Cronkite. See You On The Other Side.
Richard Owen
March 2, 2013
Tonya Shepherd
November 21, 2012
Tonya Shepherd
November 21, 2012
LINDA TRACY
August 1, 2012
You were always the best, of the best. Thats why we shall always remember what you did. Your legacy will always live on. May your family always be blessed by our Lord and Saviour.
Lori Farrar
July 28, 2012
I would love to pass along this painting I did many years ago of Walter holding his grandson to his grandson. If anyone could help I would appreciate it. I am from Canada and can be reached at [email protected] or on facebook
Paul Hock
November 3, 2011
Finally, I can call you the "last true reporter of the news"...honest and believable for every word spoken, every thought represented and every story presented...you were the person I watched every night...I trusted what you said, because it was the truth...and you were able to convey your dedication and conviction of the story at hand. You will probably never know the impression you made on me or the "bar" you set for others that follow, but you will always know in your heart that you were true to your listeners and what you said was correct. I will forever remember the day you reported on the death of President Kennedy...to see the sorrow in your eyes and hear the tremble of your voice was more than I could bear..it is etched upon my heart forever. You are a stalwart giant in the news, and will never be replaced by anyone else. May you bring joy to the rest of your comrades in rest as you did to us in life. And that's the way it is..........
Memory Everlasting
October 29, 2011
A very insightful man, so sorry for your loss. In the scriptures (Isaiah 57:15) we read: "For this is what the High and Lofty One, who is residing forever and whose name is holy, has said: “In the height and in the holy place is where I reside, also with the one crushed and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly ones and to revive the heart of the ones being crushed." These verses are very comforting when we lose a loved one. [email protected]
B Lucas
October 1, 2011
MEMORY ETERNAL!
Nick Gamvas
April 7, 2011
This morning we celebrated Christmas. Our kids gave us a little ship inside of a bottle that read "The Mayflower" Merry Christmas cousin Walter.
Corinne Cronkite-Ouellette
December 25, 2010
I miss the way you would say the date
at the end of the program. I would tune
in every bithday to hear"And that is the it is June 10,1979 ex.
Thank you for bringing the news to household in american.
Ladora Wilcox
May 5, 2010
For Walter Cronkite
"The voice of honesty."

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
~

Beverly Hills, California
February 25, 2010
I grew up with Walter Cronkite because my mom watched him. she is now 93 with alz. I certainly appreciate his news worthiness, since things have changed drastically. I am very sorry for your loss. We can hope to see our loved ones again, as promised in God's Word, the Bible in John 5: 28,29. Revelation 21:3-5 promises there will no more death, sickness, sorrow.
marie
January 31, 2010
To The Cronkite Family: I am so sorry he is no longer here with us, but do know that he is still here with us in spirit. I pray that you all will be comforted by these words:

Try to remember that a GOOD man never dies; You will see him many times.
You will feel him in all things that are here out of love, and for love.
The person of a man may leave or be taken away, but the best part of a GOOD man stays. It stays FOREVER!
Barbara Ann King
January 27, 2010
What sad news to learn that Walter Cronkite has been taken away from us.

His voice, his news reporting, was as solid gold as he personally was.

He left a golden legacy in his private life as well, and he will be missed.

May the angels welcome him, so that he may look down upon all the wonderful memories he left behind.

God bless him!
cheri weiner
December 4, 2009
m y grandfather was a cousin to mr cronkite down the family line my great grand father got to visit with them his name was walter walrus cronk my grandfather has a letter that they got from them i was sorry to hear about him this a part of my family i have been looking our family tree i hope the family will see if not could some see that they get this please toina miller granddauther of robert w cronk [email protected] thank you
October 13, 2009
For Walter Cronkite
"The voice of honesty."

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
September 21, 2009
Mr Cronkite:

Without a doubt you were the
most respected news person of your
time.


Rest in peace ol friend

J.J. Robinson
J.J. Robinson
September 21, 2009
To Walter

You gave us the news.
It was always to the
point and never jaded.

Nick Romanofsky
Nick Romanofsky
September 21, 2009
I was very young when Walter Cronkite was on the news but I liked him even then. Most kids liked cartoons but I just liked Walter. Some of my favorite memories are of my father making me some cereal and turning on the TV so Walter Cronkite was on. He was just familiar and a part of my history. It was like seeing a friend every time the TV was turned on and I liked him. I guess in looking back, it was his warmth and genuineness that came across the air waves. I guess kids pick up on those things. Thanks for the security, good memories, warmth and kindness, Mr. Cronkite. You are part of my history that makes me recall a better more innocent time.

Good night and God bless.
Heidi Dietrich
September 17, 2009
rip uncle walter you was the 1st news man i watch every night thank for doing you job love don
don rychlick
September 14, 2009
The older I get the more I long for yesterday, yet I know that yesterday is gone and to never to be anymore. The faces of yesterday are being buried one by one. The day of Walter Cronkite's death once again brings us to another goodbye to yesterday. My favorite news anchor from childhood was Walter Cronkite, I came home from school did my homework and watched the evening news as often as I was near a Television set. I remember so vividly him chocking back the tears and removing his glasses as he announced the death of President Kennedy a poignant moment in American History. Mr. Cronkite has been dubbed the most trusted man in news and I truly believe that, that was a very true statement. I missed him when left the anchor desk in 1981 and I still miss him today.

I long for another Walter Cronkite who delivered the news with dignity and refrained from the sound-bite that presently dominates news today. Goodnight Mr. Cronkite and thanks for the memories and we know that we will see you again someday; yet we know not when for we miles yet to travel before we sleep. The world was a better place with you in it and now that you are gone there is a void and that is simply the way it is on this 12th day of September 2009. God Bless the Cronkite Family is my prayer and thank you for sharing your father with all of us......
Sylvia-Marsha Shelley
September 12, 2009
For Walter Cronkite
"The voice of honesty."

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
September 10, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Scott Zeron
September 9, 2009
Walter Cronkite, a wonderful man who I grew up knowing very well, he was in my living room every day when I was a child, and until I was grown, and had my own child, Walter was like family to me, I will forever love and miss him, and will always cherish his memory. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Charlotte & Lyonel Beatty
August 26, 2009
harold blake
August 26, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
KAREN CENTENO
August 15, 2009
Walter Cronkite was the bets news anchor CBS-TV has ever had at the newsdesk.since his departre from the CBS-TV newsdesk in 1981,things at the newsdesk weren't the same.When he was at the newsdesk,there were first in the news ratings.But during the first 10 years after departure from the newsdesk,CBS-TV was usually last in the news ratings.those were the factors that made thibgs different.Out of all the people who wera the the CBS-TV newsdesk,Walter Cronkite had the highest standards.He set the newest standards for newscasting while he was at the newsdesk at CBS-TV.out of all the people who worked ath the news desk in the CBS-TV newsroom,Walter Cronkite was the perosn who practiced the highest standards.!
Hank McCoy
August 9, 2009
Who else could you trust to tell the most historic news of the 20th century.Walter had a front row seat to these events and captivated us with his insight and his wisdom.God bless this great American.
August 4, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was my mentor. It was my lifetime wish to have met Mr. Cronkite. I met Dan Rather, when he visited Alpine and I conveyed this to him and sent my regards to Mr. Cronkite with Mr. Rather.
My dad, Ben, and I would watch the CBS Evening News together and his Vietnam coverage, which I later served. Mr. Cronkite was my and for many an EDUCATOR and this has not been stressed in his passing. His persona and style of coverage in-bedded in me a desire for awareness and caring of world and national events. I hope some family member reads my note. This will help me, knowing that I have conveyed my feelings to his family of a man that influenced my life. I would have been privileged and honored to have met, Mr. Cronkite. I would have given him an embrace and said, "Gracias for being a positive force in my lifetime."
Thank You,
Bennie Gallego
August 4, 2009
To God Be the Glory
Mr. Cronkite was the "BEST" ever.
May God bless each and every one of the family. He was a God sent person.
Denise Morgan
August 4, 2009
Walter Cronkite will always be remembered and missed on my TV...May I say that he was the anchor in our home. A truly dear and kind man. May God Bless his loved ones.
August 4, 2009
HE WAS THE BEST
LOUISE BOWE
August 4, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was not just a "gold standard" journalist; he was a man of integrity, wit, and compassion. His loss is everyone's loss.
Nadine Owens
August 4, 2009
Thank You Mr. Cronkite.
I will never forget you.
Donna Eberhard
August 4, 2009
To the children, grandchildren and extended family members,of Mr. Cronkite, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember watching him broadcast man walking on the moon. My daughter enjoyed him on the Discovery Channel years later. A man for all generations. How ironic his passing days before the moon walk anniversary.

Thank you for sharing him with us and for letting him be our surrogate Uncle Walter.
God bless you all.
Christine Miller
Christine Miller
August 4, 2009
Walter Cronkite, was a gentleman and a Great Journalist, who is very encouraging to those who might want to seek a career in journalism. May his legacy linger forever.
Sincere Condonlences
Sharon Levy
August 3, 2009
Mr. Cronkite will be forever missed. He was the greatest example of what a journalist should be. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Marie Duncan-Wagers
August 3, 2009
to the family of walter cronkite i give my symppathies i use to watch him and now i miss him rip walter caronkite
allison bowe
August 3, 2009
WALTER, THIS IS A SAD DAY NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE. WE WILL MISS YOU. YOU TOLD IT LIKE IT WAS, AND THIS WAS A GOOD THING.MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS THEY GO THROUGH LIFE.YOU WAS THE BEST WHEN IT CAME TO THE NEWS.
Vickie Mullis
August 3, 2009
We extend our sympathies to friends and family. I grew up watching him every night, as did many. He was such an icon to those in the news media and all of America. God rest his sole.
Chip Lines-Burgess
August 3, 2009
I'll forever remember his coverage of the Kennedy assassination (I was 11). He was an American Classic.

Rest in peace Mr. Cronkite.
Linda C. Jones
August 3, 2009
To the family and friends of Mr Cronkite I extend my sympathies. He was truly a bigger than life man among men. He will be missed by all of us that connected with him in News Reports. God rest Mr Cronkite's soul and be with the family through this loss. God speed. Caroline, Washington State
Caroline
August 2, 2009
As I grow older, I realize now how important the little things are, like my teacher having us watch a man named Walter Cronkite. I can still hear his voice and he taught me things that I would have never learned without his way of making a young person sit and listen! Thank you for your inspiration and hopefully more people will sit down and listen to news as it should be heard!
Lynn Pozzuto
August 2, 2009
With deepest sympathy, Leon and Linda Hitchcock, Bainbridge, Georgia
Linda Hitchcock
August 2, 2009
We grew up learning about the world through Mr. Cronkite's news broadcasts. He will be always missed, was loved by millions and will be forever at rest in God's care and in our hearts. God bless the Cronkite family.
Brad and Rita Bridges (Reading, MA)
Brad & Rita Bridges
August 2, 2009
william wagner
August 2, 2009
Farewell and Godspeed to a truely honorable gentleman.
Dale and Maryann Hannah
August 2, 2009
My seventh grade teacher made our entire class watch the news with Walter Cronkite every night. She would randomly call on several students each day to report on stories on the news. We had to be prepared on all the topics since we didn't know if we would be called on or in what order. During that year I was the most informed I have ever been on world events. I am now 58 and truly felt that I had lost a personal friend when I learned of his death. Thanks to Mrs. Baker(the teacher) and Mr. Cronkite for a very educational year of my life.
Claire Miceli
August 2, 2009
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF WALTER CRONKITE.
WE WILL MISS YOU.
DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
JOYCE AND BROOKE ELLA KING
August 2, 2009
I will pray that God helps ease your pain.God puts people in our life for a reason.And Mr.Cronkite was put here to bring us the truth.I feel honored to have watched him,he will be missed by all.
Lisa Barnett
August 2, 2009
Walter Cronkite was the only newsman our family watched on the evening news programs. I was 9 when we lost President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. He was very professional in the way he handled this news for all Americans who were deeply saddened by this tragic event. We also watched his newscasts during the Vietnam War. I had a step-cousin who was over there at that time. Walter also handled the news reports of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy very professionally and in a calm manner. I still remember when I was 15 and our family had lost my grandfather the same weekend of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We did watch this on CBS with Walter Cronkite reporting the history making event as it happened. It lifted our spirits to know that even at this time of sadness in our family, there was still something good to believe in for all of us. Walter had a special way of giving the news with his voice and he raised our hopes even when all of America was hurting during the very saddest times, too. He is greatly missed by so many here. Our condolences to his family. May God give you all comfort and peace that only He can give us all.

Cathy Sarvash and family
Mustang, OK
August 1, 2009
August 1, 2009
August 1, 2009
You were my boss from 1994-1997. You could run circles around every other employer for whom I have ever worked. You were amazing, and exactly the kind of man I presumed you would be, having known "of you" my entire life. I had the pleasure of knowing your wonderful Betsy, your wonderful children and grandchildren, and several of your friends and well known colleagues. I've partied at your Sutton Place residence, I've slept in your guestroom on the Vineyard, I've dined at your family table. Even if your name had been Johnny Cronkite from Anytown USA, my life is better for having known you. Sleep now, you've worked hard. God Blessed you in this life. May He Bless you and keep you in the next.
Rosemary & Joe Cantali
August 1, 2009
THERE IS NO WORDS TO SAY HE WILL MISSED,AND HE IS WITH THE ANGELS .MAY HE REST IN PEACE.AMEN...MY HEART'S GOES TO THE FAMILY..
ROSEANNE CHARTIER(SCOTT)
August 1, 2009
I grew up and older with you, some great things heard and seen. There will never be anyone as good and careing as you were with All people. God bless you and your family and other loved ones.
Crystal Mackey
August 1, 2009
THANKS TO IBM, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET MR.
CRONKITE AND HIS LOVELY WIFE IN HAWAII. AS A MATTER
OF FACT, I HAD THE HONOR OF BEING INVITED TO DINNER
WITH THE TWO OF THEM.

THE TABLE OF EIGHT SAT STUNNED TO BE THERE.

IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE EVENINGS OF
OUR LIVES. WE ACTUALLY LISTENED TO THE GREAT WIZARD OF WORDS. THEY WERE SO GENUINE.

WALTER CRONKITE WAS AMERICA!!!

HE WAS EVERYMAN AND EVERYWOMAN.....THAT'S WHY
HE WAS VOTED MOST TRUSTED MAN IN AMERICA.

MAY WE NEVER FORGET!!!
durwood fincher
August 1, 2009
There will never be anyone quite like Mr. Walter Cronkite. His unique style and passion for the news is what people learn to love. I grew up with listening to Mr. Cronkite and his new cast. He has blessed the world with passion for the news and made it better somehow. Now he will bless heaven. Hope to see you there Mr. Cronkite. God bless you, and God be with your grieving family. We miss you already.
Martha Moore
August 1, 2009
Mr. Cronkite, truly one of the "great" Americans. I remember his coverage of President Kennedy's assinnation, the Vietnam War (my future husband was there-so i watched every nite's news).. Watergate , etcetera.....I truly feel he was one of the only "honest" reporters of our times. He will be missed ...the earth was better for him having been on it for a short while. God Bless Mr. Cronkite.
josie lewis
July 31, 2009
My husband and I grew up watching Mr. Cronkite on the evening news. Sometimes this was painful as friends and neighbors were drafted to the Vietnam war. We recently watched the series "Cronkite Remembers" and witnessed history through his eyes - remarkable! There will never be another.
Tom and Patty Lichtenauer
July 31, 2009
Thanks for all the 'real news' I grew up on from Mr. Cronkite and I am able to discern what's fit to be televised in my home, thanks again for being America's greatest uncle.
Sonya Alexander
July 31, 2009
The one thing my parents made us do when I was a child was watch the evening news. And it was always Mr. Cronkite. Those days were good memories. You will be missed Mr. Cronkite and thanks for all you did for the world. (Syracuse, NY)
Sabrina
July 31, 2009
And that's the way it was.....We LOVED you Mr. Cronkite! ALWAYS, were welcome in my parents home....I had a crush on you as a teenager, and actually watched the news because of you! Thank you for helping me "grow Up"! Loved your voice and the soothing effect you had our Nation! Thank you... thank you.... for being there thru those frightening and difficult times! A man on the job...MY HERO! May GOD lift you up and Comfort Thee for now and all eternity! With abundant LOVE, Linda J. Lonegenecker......
Linda Longenecker
July 31, 2009
Mr. Cronkite was and is the standard to measure up to in newscasting. The world is NOT a better place without him. May he rest in peace
Harold Berntsen
July 31, 2009
I remember my sister's and I staying with my Grandmother on one of the rare occasions that my parents got to spend a night out together. Of course, my Grandmother had the big console T.V. with the rabbit ear box on top of it that you would have to turn to get good reception. And each time we were with her we would watch Walter Cronkite talk to the world with such care as if he was everyone's father, brother, uncle or cousin...What a kind man. My Grandmother's been gone since 1984, but throughout the years each time I would see Mr. Cronkite on television it would take me back to being a little girl and the special time I got to spend with my Grandma...I will miss you, too, Mr. Cronkite...Uncle Walter.
Angie Smith
July 31, 2009
God bless Mr. Walter Cronkite soul. May he rest in peace. I am a 53years old past viewer of Mr. Cronkite. When I was growing up I trusted every word that came from his mouth. He can't ever be replace. He was one of the kind, a true gem for the world.
Carolyn L. Williams
July 31, 2009
Thanks to Uncle Walter for being a guardian regarding the integrity of the fourth estate. I will always remember Mr, Cronkite holdding court for more than an hour at an Inn in Edgartown, Mass some twenty plus years ago; Where he predicted journalist would be faced with INFO-tainment or not.
Lew Brown/NBC-30
July 30, 2009
Lew Brown
July 30, 2009
It has become a sad day to hear of your passing.I can remember when you covered the Vietnam War. I was very young, but I do remember as you told the stories of what you saw over there.
You never lied to the viewers. You told the truth like it should be always. Your trustworthiness as a newscaster has made you an "ICON of the Century." We, the viewers will miss you greatly and you will always be in our hearts and minds. You gave the newsworld the creditability it deserves. Thank you Walter Cronkite and may God bless you as you meet with Him to report the news. Goodbye.
Carol Sperry
July 30, 2009
Walter was a Icon and will have a place in my heart.As a child my parents would listen to Walter and make comments on the news. GOD Bless
Bradley Eddy
July 30, 2009
its been a pleasure. thank u
mary nelson
July 30, 2009
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
Shelia Walker
July 30, 2009
His legend will live on, just as Edward R. Murrow, he was an excellent investigative reporter and spoke truth to power.
Gretchen McKenzie
July 30, 2009
"Although I never had the privilege of meeting him personally, I felt as though I knew him. For many years I watched as he reported the news most eloquently. His presence will be missed. May he rest in peace. God Bless the Cronkite family. Phyllis Leshoure (Chicago, IL.)"
Phyllis Leshoure
July 30, 2009
He will be greatly missed.
Jo Knibb
July 30, 2009
TO THE CRONKITE FAMILY
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER NEWS ANCHOR LIKE HIM. I WAS 15 WHEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS KILLED AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THE COMPASSION MR.CRONKITE HAD FOR NOT ONLY THE KENNEDY FAMILY, BUT THE NATION AS A WHOLE.
GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS WONDERFUL MAN WITH THE WORLD.
THE KENDALL FAMILY
TULSA, OKLA
July 30, 2009
He was wonderful. The whole nation will miss him. I will never forget him when he had to tell the nation that President Kennedy was dead, the compassion, and emotion was unforgettable. Thank you for sharing your loved one with the world.
Kim McCaffity- Wake Forest, NC
Kim McCaffity
July 30, 2009
Our condolences to Mr. Cronkite's family.

He brought us the news, both good and bad, while we were in the prime of our lives.

I remember my husband holding our newborn son, on my husband's 30th birthday, as we watched the moon landing on the CBS special coverage. We, like Walter, were awed and excited.

We recall the devastation we felt when he brought us the news of the assassinations of President Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy.

The compelling coverage of the Vietnam War riveted us to the CBS Evening News. Mr. Cronkite was a steady, calming voice during an insane war, one our brother and three cousins were involved in.

Yes, Walter Cronkite was a trusted and respected journalist, but we felt like he was a part of our family as we spent time with him every evening. His new's coverage prompted many conversations at our dinner table through the years.

He enriched our lives and we will truly miss him.
Earl and Linda Shumate
July 30, 2009
I truly enjoyed watching him on CBS. He was a man of intelligence as well as deep compassion. He will surely be missed. Fran Fernandez (Flushing, NY)
July 30, 2009
Several years ago, I had the honor of chauffeuring Mr. Cronkite for a few days and upon meeting him, he said Hi, I'm Walt. What made him was "he had the touch of the common man." He is now in a new dimension with the Lord. God has rested his soul.
Chuck Cotton
July 30, 2009
Walter Cronkite what a great and kind man. I met Mr Cronkite at Epcot Center in Flordia at a show. He was so polite and spoke to me just like I was a good friend. He will be greatly missed.
Lou Losie
July 30, 2009
One of the best honorable journalist who told it like it was.

RIP
Giselle
Giselle N
July 29, 2009
Walter Cronkite was the epitome of a true professional in the field of broadcast journalism..however, he had a human side to that professionalism and that was quite evident when he announced president Kennedy's death in front of a nation in shock. A part of America has been lost with his passing
Stewart Handte
July 29, 2009
Walter Cronkite's voice of authority, Which was so enthralling,made everyone stop what they were doing and take notice. He had a special talent for broadcasting the news that, to this day, has not been replaced. He was a gallant, and humble man who told it like it was, not how everyone thought it should be. He will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to his wife and family. I know you have lost a great treasure on earth, but God has gained a jewel in Heaven.
Yolanda Skinner
July 29, 2009
the only news man i paid attention to.
thanks for the facts in you reporting.
pearl
July 29, 2009
He was the best and greatest newsman ever. I will always remember that special way he had for giving the news. I am grateful that I was lucky enough to have grown up with him on the t.v. Bless you always
Theresa Gaubert
July 29, 2009
When God calls a loved one "home", He leaves us the gift of memories. May the Cronkite family and all who admired Walter take comfort in this gift.
Marianne
July 29, 2009
How blessed we were to have such a fine person delivering the news to us. Thank you to his family for sharing him with us. God Bless you and keep you and shine his light upon you, Mr. Cronkite
Zoila
July 29, 2009
Mr Cronkite was the BEST TV newsman ever. I remember when he had to announce the death of John Kennedy. My prayers are with the family and how blessed they are to have had this man in their lives and to have shared him with the rest of the world. Thank You!
Gretta Holt
July 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
JON LOWDER
July 29, 2009
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