• Robert J. Walters, Sr.
    August 14,2014
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    Robert J. Walters, Sr.

    Robert J. Walters, Sr., died at his home in Orwell on Aug. 12, 2014, after battling cancer. He was 84.

    Bob was born on Dec. 18, 1929 in Paterson, N.J., the youngest of three children of Nick and Ruth (Tichler) Walters. He grew up in Midland Park, NJ, and graduated from Pompton Lakes High School in 1947.

    Bob worked as a carpenter throughout his life and served in the National Guard from 1948 to 1957. He enjoyed woodworking, woodcarving, and being outdoors.

    Bob was married to Joan Englishmen from May 1957 until her death in 2007. They had three children: Barbara Gellman of Farmington, Maine, Nancy Pistner of Williamsport, Penn., and Robert Walters, Jr. of Clarendon, Vt.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Prior to his death, Bob noted his gratitude to his friends and neighbors for their kindness, support, and assistance. Addison County Home Health and Hospice provided wonderful care to Bob, and his family is grateful for their services and support.

    A service will be held on Monday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Orwell. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.

    Arrangements are under the direction of the Ducharme Funeral Home Inc.
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