Frederick “Freddie” Joseph Walter, 91, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on May 15.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of over 60 years Jean Beverly Walter, parents, Josephine and John Walter, siblings; Diederich, Catherine, Peter, Edward, Mary, Johnnie, Hilda, Margaret, Martha, Martin and his grandson, Scott Wolter.
Born in Conway, Arkansas, December 18, 1929, Fred graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and began working at Simon’s Grocery Store. He served in the Army from 1951-1954, including during the Korean War. Fred travelled with his father and brother to work in California and New York. On a trip to Plattsburgh Fred met his future bride. Fred married Jean Niles, October 23, 1954. Fred worked at Marshall’s Hardware Store in Plattsburgh and for one year at Dannemora Correctional Facility. Fred went into business with his brother as a painting contractor at Walter Brothers Painting. Fred spent many years in the painting business by himself and with his son and son-in-law. Fred and Jean spent much family time raising their children. They always enjoyed waterskiing, boating, skating, tobogganing, skiing and spending time at the beach with family and friends. Fred was active with the Democratic Party, he bowled in a bowling league and he and his wife enjoyed ballroom dancing and playing cards. Fred and Jean were residents of Elm Street and Park Avenue in Plattsburgh and longtime residents of Cumberland Head (earning him the nickname of Fred from the Head) and West Chazy. Fred and Jean were founding members of St. Mary's of the Lake Parish and parishioners at St. Peter's while living in Plattsburgh and St. Joseph's while in West Chazy. The couple spent ten years of their retirement wintering in Boynton Beach, Florida. Fred was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Mary’s of the Lake Chapter. In their retirement, Fred and Jean enjoyed spending time with family and friends at their home and poolside in West Chazy on The Walter Compound. Fred was a gentleman farmer and had cows, horses, goats, geese, dogs and cats over the years. He enjoyed working in his vegetable and flower gardens. He was active with the North Country Honor Flight and travelled with his grandson to Washington, D.C. to be honored by the group. Fred enjoyed travelling to Arkansas and California to visit family often.
Fred is survived by his sisters; Frances and Josephine, his children; a daughter Pamela Corodimas and husband Nicholas, a son Bruce Walter and wife Marcy and a daughter DaleAnne Wolter and husband Steve. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Christina Corodimas and her husband Edgardo Castellanos, Jacquelyn Corodimas and her husband Sulaiman Shareef, Amanda (Walter) Ross and her husband Cory, Ashley Gershen, Brittany (Wolter) Bowen and her husband Joshua, Matthew Wolter and his wife Meghan. Fred is also survived by his great-grandchildren; Teagan Ross, Chase Ross, Cael Ross, JuJu Amie Corodimas-Shareef, Conner Gershen, Jaxen Gershen, Emilia Bowen, Everett Bowen, Reese Wolter and Henrik Wolter and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 18 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Ross Funeral Home, 2586 Route 11, Mooers. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 114 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:00am.
Should friends desire, the family asks that in lieu of flowers please send donations to The Scotts' Memorial Rink, 856 O'neil Road, West Chazy, New York 12992 or The West Chazy Fire Department Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 185, West Chazy, New York 12992 or North Country Honor Flight, P.O. Box 2644, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
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