In memory of
William P. Walton III
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In memory of
William P. Walton III
William P. Walton, III Orient, ME - William P. Walton, III, age 74, of Orient, Maine and formerly Ocean Township, NJ died April 28, 2018 in Bangor, ME. He had lived in Asbury Park and Ocean Township, NJ and in 2006, upon his retirement, he and his wife resided in the willy-wags of northern Maine, in the small town of Orient. Born in Trenton, NJ, to William P. Walton Jr. and Mildred (née Stothart), Bill grew up in Asbury Park and graduated from Asbury Park High School, St. Lawrence University (B.S. 1965), Canton, NY, and the McAllister Institute of Funeral Service (1966), New York City. After his training Bill became a licensed funeral director. He owned and operated both the former Farry Memorial Home in Asbury Park and the Ocean Grove Memorial Home until he retired in 2005. He had been active as a member of several funeral directors' associations. Mr. Walton had been an active member of many social and community service organizations over the years. As a youth, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and was an awardee of the Silver Beaver Award. He belonged to the Rotary Club of Asbury Park and later the Rotary Club of Houlton. He was a member of The Wheelman Club of Asbury Park. He was formerly a member of the Asbury—Jordan Lodge No. 142, Free and Accepted Masons, Neptune, NJ and when he moved to Maine, he became a member of Monument Lodge No. 96, A.F. & A.M., Houlton, ME. He was a charter member of the Chiputneticook Lakes International Conservancy, Inc., a lake association headquartered in Orient, Maine. He was a director for many years for the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust in Forest City, ME and was also a member of the Aroostook Riders ATV Club. Bill had many interests and hobbies. He was a hunter, a bass and salmon fisherman and a moving target shooter. He was a champion of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, National Skeet Shooting Association, Wayside Skeet Club and the former Earle Shooter's Club in New Jersey, and a member of the Presque Isle Fish and Game Association and of the Calais Rod & Gun Club in Maine. As a youth he practiced leathercrafts and later in life he became interested in designing, carving and painting cedar logs all with a wildlife motif. Bill was an avid Macintosh computer user. He built and maintained internet websites for his funeral home, the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust and his own website, www.ChipLakeNEWS.org . He also wrote a weekly electronic newsletter, the ChipLakeNEWS, from 2001 until his death. Bill was an avid life-long ice hockey fan and was an organizing founder of the former Jersey Shore Hockey League, Bricktown. He was a fan of Le (Bleu, Blanc et Rouge) Habitants and in the summer switched his interest to the Bronx Bombers. He also loved playing hearts and backgammon. With his daughter and son-in-law, he and his wife owned and operated the Million Dollar View Restaurant in Weston Maine for several years in the late 1990s. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, the former Heather (née Ferguson) a son, John David and his wife, Rachel (née Mizrahi) of Ocean, two daughters, Jill Plummer and her husband, Buck, of Brookton, Maine and Cynthia Lynne Vellinga and her husband, Chris, of Brick, NJ, two grandsons, Ben and Sam Plummer and two granddaughters, Victoria and Alexa Walton. An informal gathering to celebrate Bill's life will be held 3:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water Street, Houlton, ME. Friends may also call on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ. All are welcome to attend, and friends are encouraged to share a remembrance. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Bill's name to the Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America, 705 Ginesi Road, Morganville NJ 07751; the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, 2 Grove Road, Forest City, ME 04413; CLIC, the lake association in Orient, ME; or to your favorite charity, would be appreciated.
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William P. Walton III
William P. Walton, III Orient, ME - William P. Walton, III, age 74, of Orient, Maine and formerly Ocean Township, NJ died April 28, 2018 in Bangor, ME. He had lived in Asbury Park and Ocean Township, NJ and in 2006, upon his retirement, he and his wife resided in the willy-wags of northern Maine, in the small town of Orient. Born in Trenton, NJ, to William P. Walton Jr. and Mildred (née Stothart), Bill grew up in Asbury Park and graduated from Asbury Park High School, St. Lawrence University (B.S. 1965), Canton, NY, and the McAllister Institute of Funeral Service (1966), New York City. After his training Bill became a licensed funeral director. He owned and operated both the former Farry Memorial Home in Asbury Park and the Ocean Grove Memorial Home until he retired in 2005. He had been active as a member of several funeral directors' associations. Mr. Walton had been an active member of many social and community service organizations over the years. As a youth, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and was an awardee of the Silver Beaver Award. He belonged to the Rotary Club of Asbury Park and later the Rotary Club of Houlton. He was a member of The Wheelman Club of Asbury Park. He was formerly a member of the Asbury—Jordan Lodge No. 142, Free and Accepted Masons, Neptune, NJ and when he moved to Maine, he became a member of Monument Lodge No. 96, A.F. & A.M., Houlton, ME. He was a charter member of the Chiputneticook Lakes International Conservancy, Inc., a lake association headquartered in Orient, Maine. He was a director for many years for the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust in Forest City, ME and was also a member of the Aroostook Riders ATV Club. Bill had many interests and hobbies. He was a hunter, a bass and salmon fisherman and a moving target shooter. He was a champion of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, National Skeet Shooting Association, Wayside Skeet Club and the former Earle Shooter's Club in New Jersey, and a member of the Presque Isle Fish and Game Association and of the Calais Rod & Gun Club in Maine. As a youth he practiced leathercrafts and later in life he became interested in designing, carving and painting cedar logs all with a wildlife motif. Bill was an avid Macintosh computer user. He built and maintained internet websites for his funeral home, the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust and his own website, www.ChipLakeNEWS.org . He also wrote a weekly electronic newsletter, the ChipLakeNEWS, from 2001 until his death. Bill was an avid life-long ice hockey fan and was an organizing founder of the former Jersey Shore Hockey League, Bricktown. He was a fan of Le (Bleu, Blanc et Rouge) Habitants and in the summer switched his interest to the Bronx Bombers. He also loved playing hearts and backgammon. With his daughter and son-in-law, he and his wife owned and operated the Million Dollar View Restaurant in Weston Maine for several years in the late 1990s. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, the former Heather (née Ferguson) a son, John David and his wife, Rachel (née Mizrahi) of Ocean, two daughters, Jill Plummer and her husband, Buck, of Brookton, Maine and Cynthia Lynne Vellinga and her husband, Chris, of Brick, NJ, two grandsons, Ben and Sam Plummer and two granddaughters, Victoria and Alexa Walton. An informal gathering to celebrate Bill's life will be held 3:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water Street, Houlton, ME. Friends may also call on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ. All are welcome to attend, and friends are encouraged to share a remembrance. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Bill's name to the Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America, 705 Ginesi Road, Morganville NJ 07751; the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, 2 Grove Road, Forest City, ME 04413; CLIC, the lake association in Orient, ME; or to your favorite charity, would be appreciated.
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