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Harry A. Walters

October 25, 2018

Harry A. Walters, 77, of Danville, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.  He was born July 10, 1941 in Danville, PA; the son of the late Lester and Mary Ellen Jarrett Walters.

Harry graduated from Danville High School in 1959.

He served his country in the United States Navy as a Corpsman.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Anna Lewis Walters whom he married May 5, 1962.

Harry was employed as a psychiatric aide at Danville State Hospital for 32 years, from where he retired in 1999.

He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Danville.  His other memberships included the Danville American Legion, Southside Fire Company and the Buckhorn Hunting Lodge.

Harry was known as a gentle giant, but powerful with his kind and loving heart.  He made people laugh whenever he had an opportunity.  He loved the outdoors with fishing, hunting, walking and gardening.  Harry was an avid history buff and loved reading to his grandchildren.  He was an avid Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers Fan. A dedicated Danville sports fan, he was particularly fond and proud of watching his grandsons wrestle.  He will be greatly missed by his family.

 In addition to his wife; he is survived by two sons; Wesley I. Walters and Amy and Michael T. Walters and his wife Kelly; all of Danville PA and one daughter, Christine Ann of Watsontown PA.  Also surviving are four grandchildren; Chloe, Jarrett, Logan and Mikella Walters and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by one grandson; Wesley Scott Walters on July 31, 2000; one brother, Robert Walters and one sister, Geraldine Pickin.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Harry’s Life to be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church, 12 Brookside Drive, Danville, PA, (Off 642 East) with the Reverend Dawes J. Dunham officiating. Friends will be received from 9:00AM to 10:45AM. Burial will follow in the St. Paul’s (Straub’s) Lutheran Church Cemetery, Danville. Military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.

The family will provide flowers.  Memorial Contributions may be made in Harry’s memory to the Danville American Legion PO Box 222 Danville PA  17821 or to the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home 42 W Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821. www.visneski.com

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