LAKEWOOD - Vincent K. Walter, beloved husband and father, age 85, of Cowing Rd., Lakewood, passed away at his home at 11:50a.m., Monday, June 24, 2013, after a long illness.
He was born on Feb. 26, 1928, in Syracuse, the son of Clarence O. and Margaret (Rita) Walter. Vince was a Navy veteran, discharged March 1953. He called the Lakewood area his home for the last 46 years.
Vince had a wonderful professional sales career in the steel industry. He was a mentor to all including his three sons and grandchildren. He lived his life by the golden rule and was a man with pure integrity. As the leader of the family, he challenged them all in ways they never would have imagined. They are all better people today as a result of this.
Vincent K. Walter
Surviving are his wife of 42 years Nancy Walter, whom he married Sept. 19, 1970, in Jamestown, N.Y.; three sons, Chad Walter of Washington, D.C., Paul E. and Lori Walter of Denver, Colo., and Vincent K. and Kenyon Walter, Jr., of Dallas, Texas; two grandsons, Shane and Cody; two granddaughters, Ryan-Bianca and Sydney; a brother, Clarence (Bud) Walter of Fayetteville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends were received by the family on Wednesday, July 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 5 at 11 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Msgr. Joseph M. Dowdell of Sacred Heart Church, Lakewood and Pastor Lee O'Brien of Busti Federated Church. The graveside service will be officiated by Fr. Joseph Walter of St. Dominic's Parish of Westfield.
Vince's family gives a special thanks to Hospice for its care and support and also to Angel, RoseAnn, Lisa, Tammy and Mary Jo of the "Angel's In-Home Care" as they all were a fantastic group of people helping the family through the journey. They could not have made it through the weeks without them. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, N.Y. 14750.
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