Walter, James F. BETHLEHEM James F. Walter, 81, passed away on April 30, 2021, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Born on Christmas Day 1939 in Albany, Jim was the youngest of eight siblings. After graduating from Colonie High School, he operated Walter's Meat Market which served the local community 35 years before opening J&D Walter Distributors in Glenmont. Jim is survived by his wife, Patricia (MacDonald) Walter; three children, Susan Walter, James Walter, and Julie Bynum; three grandchildren, Alex Bynum, Jake Walter, and Peter Bynum; and four siblings, Dorothy Rice, Dolores Willey, John Walter and Mary Mossman. Jim's joy was his family, which extended to everyone he met. His gift in life was making each person he met feel special and loved. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Barbara Walter; brothers, Eugene Walter and Richard Walter; and sister Ruth McAuliffe. Visiting hours will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday May 5, at The Reilly & Son Funeral Home, Colonie where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 6. reillyandson.com
Published by Albany Times Union on May 4, 2021.