Lt. Colonel Walter J. Kalita, USMC retired, 89, of Sparta died Wednesday, January 11 at Our Lady of Hope Health Center, Richmond. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Ward (Chenault) Kalita in 2006. Survivors are his six children, Donna Kalita Restko (David), Shelley Kalita, Mary Gericke (Peter), Walter J. Kalita, Jr. (Somkuan), John Kalita (Donna Crigger), and Judy Denton; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850 or Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation, 7008 Little River Turnpike, P. O. Box 49, Annandale, VA. 22003.
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