Kenneth L. Walter Sr.
Kenneth L. Walter Sr., 74, of Nicholson, died Friday morning at home. His wife is the former Evelyn Hopkins. The couple had been married for 57 years. Born in Taylor, he was the son of the late Leroy Glen and Ruth Etta Dennis Walter. He was a graduate of Blakely High School. Before retirement, he worked for Mayflower Manufacturing in the garment industry. Earlier in his life, he had worked in sales for the Jewel T. Co., Spaulding Bread Co. and for 11 years in Ciabocchi's Grocery Store, and as a painter and paper hanger. Ken enjoyed woodworking, old cars and music. He served as director of the music choir at East Benton United Methodist Church, where he had been a member for 55 years. He was also the director of the East Benton Gospel Singers. Ken was a true gentleman, loved and respected by many, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Also surviving are three sons, Kenneth L. Jr., New Jersey; Jeffrey L. and his wife, Vicki, Factoryville; and Vincent R., Nicholson; a brother, John F. Walter, Peckville; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Walter Jr.; a sister, Ruth Gilbert; a granddaughter, Calli; a niece, Rebecca Kern; and a nephew, David Walter. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the East Benton United Methodist Church, 170 Jordan Hollow Road, Dalton, with services by Mark Obrzut, pastor. Interment will follow in Valley View Cemetery, Montdale. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated to the Calli Memorial Fund, c/o Jeff Walter, 82 Long Pine Lane, Factoryville, PA 18419. For directions or to send an online condolence, visit the funeral home website.
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