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Theodore Roosevelt Walter

October 21, 1919 May 30, 2010
Theodore Roosevelt Walter
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Theodore Roosevelt Walter, age 90 was ushered into the presence of his Lord Sunday morning, May 30, 2010. He was born in Colwyn, PA on October 21, 1919. He was the youngest of twelve children. Surviving is his wife Elsa Erickson Walter, daughter Lisa Ann Kester (James) of Oxford, MI, daughter Dale Louise Gilmore (Randal) of Fishers, IN, and son Ted Walter, Leroy, PA as well as 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

On August 27, 1955, he married Elsa M. Erickson. They shared 54 blessed, happy years together. Second to his love for his Savior was his love for his wife who tenderly cared for him. Most recently Ted and Elsa moved to Michigan to be near family.

Mr. Walter was a Captain in the United States of America Air Force and served in World War II flying on D-Day from England to France and Germany towing gliders.

Mr. Walter taught senior high school English in the Canton, PA Junior-Senior High School from 1970 to his retirement in 1982. Before beginning his teaching in Canton, Mr. Walter taught high school English at Springfield High School in Delaware County. He did his undergraduate work at Temple University and graduate work at the University of Delaware and West Chester State College as well as receiving his Masters in English Education from Mansfield State University. In 1965, he was chosen as a Fulbright teacher and spent a year teaching and learning in Finland.

Mr. Walter was a member of the Independent Baptist Church of Towanda, PA and was a faithful witness for his Lord. He had a wonderful way of making everyone feel loved and appreciated. He was known for his jokes and sense of humor.

He enjoyed gardening, riding his bike and hiking up to Sunfish Pond. He survived his two strokes of 17 years and still typed letters with one finger on his portable non-electric typewriter to family, politicians and to editors of the local newspaper.

Visitation will be Friday, June 4, at 10 am prior to a Memorial Service at 11 am at the Independent Baptist Church in Leroy, PA. A memorial fund has been established for the ongoing work of the Lord. The Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr, Canton, PA and Lynch and Sons Funeral Home in Oxford, MI are assisting the family with arrangements.
"The Lord is good.
A Stronghold in the day of trouble.
He knows those who trust in Him."
Nahum 1:7

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