George E. Walter Jr.

George E. Walter Jr.

FUNKSTOWN — George Edward Walter Jr., 70, of Funkstown, formerly of Marigold Ave., Cumberland, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Born July 12, 1938, in Olney, he was the son of the late George Edward Walter Sr. and Mildred Grogan Walter. He was also preceded in death by his second wife of 20 years, Carol Wade Walter.

Mr. Walter retired from the insurance business after 35 years of service at Woodmen of the World and Home Mutual Insurance Companies. He served our country during the Suez Crisis and was stationed in England with the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1960.

He was raised in Catholicism and baptized as a member of Willowbrook SDA Church, Boonsboro.

Surviving are one daughter, Teresa L. Doudna; one son, Daniel E. Walter; first wife, Nancy Walter Freese and husband Lowell, all of Hagerstown; Carol’s children, Paul Wade and wife Susan, John Wade and fiancé Deanie Smith, Michael Wade and wife Mindy, Mary Welsh and friend Patrick Greise, Daniel Wade and wife Sabrina; twenty-three grandchildren and two brothers, William C. Walter and Timothy D. Walter.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 15205 McMullen Hwy., Cresaptown, scarpellifh.com on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Iser officiating.

At Mr. Walter’s request, his body will be cremated.

Inurnment will be held at the Rocky Gap State Veterans Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple District 22, Lions Vision Research Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1714, Baltimore, MD 21203-1714.

Flowers will be accepted at the funeral home.

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