Raymond A. Walter

Born: Thu., Sep. 18, 1930
Died: Thu., Jul. 23, 2020


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Raymond A. Walter, 89, previously of 140 Davis Street in Youngsville of 65 years and more recently the Rouse Suites, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

He was born September 18, 1930, in Youngsville, to the late Clarence and Alice (Anderson) Walter. He graduated from Youngsville High School in 1948. He worked at the National Forge Steel Co., for 31 years, as a Machinist. He worked for Youngsville Television for many years and he owned and operated his own Tool and Cutter business out of his home. Raymond was a member of the Saron Lutheran Church and the Youngsville VFD, where he was the treasurer for several years. He was a member of the Warren Co. Shrine Club, Erie Co. Jesters, and Stillwater Lodge, where he was a past master and he was a 32nd degree mason. Raymond was a hard worker, but he enjoyed traveling and camping in his free time.

Raymond is survived by his wife Vonnie (Schnell) Walter, whom he married on November 10, 1950, at the Saron Lutheran Church. He is also survived by his three daughters, Patty (Todd) Briggs of Bemus Point, NY, Cindy (Mark) Nyquist of Youngsville, and Debbie (Randy) Gustafson of Bloomsburg, PA, 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Raymond is preceded in death by his sister, Lois Gustafson.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Children Hospital, 1645 W. 8th St, Erie, PA 16505 or at shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

The Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, in Youngsville, have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.

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Dawne Thomas
   Posted Thu July 23, 2020
Dear Walters family, So very sorry to hear of Rays passing. Another one from the old neighborhood. I can remember all the families getting together, kids playing and the folks playing cards and just being neighborly. Miss those old days. may he rest in peace and God bless you all. Sincerely,
Dawne Hendrickson Thomas

Sue Orcutt
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing, just such a wonderful person who will be truly missed. I have known Ray and his family for years growing up. Just know that I’ll be thinking of all of you in this difficult time.
Sue and Ed Orcutt

GIB MASON
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
To all the Walters families,
My two Uncles, Ron & Gib graduated with Ray from YHS. My Uncle Gib worked with Ray for many years. Always spoke of him with kindness. My deepest of condolences go out to you during this sad time

Susan Gulick
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
I send my sincere condolences to the Walters family. Such a nice man.

Loraine Bogren-Swart
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
We were childhood friends on Highland Avenue in Youngsville. Too many memories to recount here, but treasured beyond words. Know that I will be thinking of the Family during the coming days.

George E. Bogren
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
My sincere sympathy to the family, this message is from old friend from the time we were born, even though my family moved to California in 1946 we have stayed in contact all these years. I will miss our phone conversations we had during that time. Much love to his entire family. George

Paul and June Natale
   Posted Fri July 24, 2020
We are sending you sympathy and prayers on Ray's passing. We always enjoyed visiting with them at the Legion on wing nights. Paul remembers being neighbors on Davis St many years ago. Our condolences.

Ellie Dunn
   Posted Sat July 25, 2020
I extend my sympathies to Ray's family. He was a very sweet neighbor. I would visit he and Vonnie on their porch in the summer. A nice gentleman who will be missed by his family and friends.

Linda and Jay Kurtzman
   Posted Sat July 25, 2020
Our condolences to Vonnie and the entire Walters extended family. Jay and I had the pleasure of meeting Walter when Brad and Carrie were married. Over the years it has always been a pleasure to visit with Walter and Vonnie when a family event brought us grandparents and great grandparents together to celebrate. We know Walter will be greatly missed and hope the joy, laughter and love of sharing years of memories will help to comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Jay and Linda Kurtzman

Kay McKinney
   Posted Sun July 26, 2020
To all of Ray's family and friends, We wish to extend our sincere condolences as we hear of Ray's passing. Randy and Kay McKinney

Paula Corey
   Posted Mon July 27, 2020
So sorry to hear of the passing of Ray. He was a very nice man and will be missed by your family as well as others. Hope your memories of him will get you through your sorrow. Condolences.

Myrna retsky
   Posted Mon July 27, 2020
Condolences to the entire family for your loss. Special words of comfort to our niece Carrie Briggs Kurtzman on the loss of her grandfather Raymond Walker. May your life with him be a special memory.
Myrna and Mike Retsky.

Rick n Missy Woodcock
   Posted Mon July 27, 2020
Our sincere condolences to the whole family.......Ray was a very nice man, and I know my dad enjoyed working with him at the tv.......God Bless and give you strength🙏

Lawrence and Jackie Gustafson
   Posted Thu July 30, 2020
We send our sincere condolences to the entire Walters family. Our fond memories of Ray will always be remembered.

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