Meadville Tribune

August 20, 2013

Leo B. Walter

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Leo B. Walter, 74, of Meadville, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.

Leo was born March 7, 1939, in Meadville, a son of the late Leo C. and Dorothy Mae Rock Walter. He married Hazel M. Slater on Oct. 30, 1958. She survives.

Leo attended Meadville schools and the Crawford County Vo-Tech School. He had been employed as a salesman with Pepsi-Cola and with Meadowbrook Milk, worked at the Wyant Farm and at Avtex Fibers. He retired as a salesman with American General in 2001.

He enjoyed working on cars, talking politics and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He loved the time spent socializing with his friends.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Hazel M. Walter of Meadville; a son, Marvin Walter and his wife, Dawn, of Meadville; four daughters, Melinda Rudd of Meadville, Wanda Walter of Meadville, Robin Whaley and her husband, Jonathan, of Breckenridge, and Patricia DeWalt and her husband, Fred, of Meadville; 11 grandchildren, LeAndra Lindsey-Walter, Armond Walter, the Rev. James Rudd and his wife, Kendra, Bryon Rudd and his fiancée, Tabitha Davenport, Kyle Brown and his wife, Dana, Ericka Winston and her husband, Jerry, Ashley Franqui and her husband, Geoff, Alexandre Brown and his fiancée, Judy Toth, Ryan DeWalt and his wife, Leah, Heath DeWalt and his wife, Robin, and Hannah DeWalt; five great-grandchildren, Erma Winston, Aiden Rudd, Aleena Brown, Maximus Franqui and Adalee DeWalt; a brother, Thomas Walter and his wife, Betty, of Clarendon; and life-long friend, Richard (Dick) Allen. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Leo was preceded in death by a baby sister, Donna Walter; a brother, William Walter; and a sister, Esther Victoria (Vickey) Leach.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ray Martinez of Living Waters Church officiating.

Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State St., Erie, Pa. 16501; to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Main Office, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 1000, Silver Springs, Md. 20910; or to Meadville Active Aging, 1034 Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.