Frederick Carl Walter was born on 28 Feb 1913 in
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania. He was Baptized on 16 Mar 1913
at St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.1
His godparents were: Fred and Philomena Walter.1
The family was living at 248 S. Washington Street when he
In the 1920 census, Frederick was 6 years old. The family was renting
a house at 190 Park Ave, Wilkes-Barre. Living at home were his
parents, 9 siblings and grandmother, Elizabeth Schappert, 75 years old.
Frederick was attending school.
In the 1930 census, Frederick was 17 years old. He was living with his
father and 7 siblings at 97 Elizabeth Street, Wilkes-Barre. He was
working as an office boy at a newspaper.
Frederick was a volunteer scout master, with his 4 sons all cub scouts or
boy scouts. He volunteered selling tickets St. Nicholas High School
His occupation as a type setter, printer and proof reader spanned almost 50
years working for the weekly Sunday Independent Newspaper in Wilkes-Barre.
He lived almost his entire life at 97 Elizabeth St. in Wilkes-Barre.
He left Wilkes-Barre in 1989 when his wife needed hip replacement surgery
which was performed at the Mayo Clinic, St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester,
Minnesota. While there, Frederick required almost immediate surgery
for almost total blockage of his coronary arteries. While in the
hospital, he fractured his hip which required more surgery. After
spending about 5 months in Rochester, at his daughter's house, he then moved
to Long Island, New York, to live with his son Louis.
After Sophia died in 1993, Frederick's health deteriorated
further. He then traveled to Lompoc, California in 1995, so his
daughter could help with his care. He finally entered Santa Maria
(California) Care Center on 17 June 1996.
He died on 14 Jul 1996 in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California.
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, July 16, 1996, page 31.
C. Walter, 83, formerly of Elizabeth Street, Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday (July 14,
1996) in Lompoc, Calif.
He was born Feb. 28, 1913, in Wilkes-Barre, son of the late Jacob H. and Matilda
Schappert Walter, and was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre.
Prior to retiring, Mr. Walter was employed as a printer for 50 years by the
former Sunday Independent newspaper.
His wife, the former Sophia Tanski, died Dec. 21, 1993.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ann Koonrad, Lompoc, Calif.; sons, Frederick Jr.,
Mount Sinai, NY; John, Tucson, AZ; Robert, Langhorne, PA; Louis, Farmingville,
NY; 10 grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Brady, Wilkes-Barre.
Funeral will be held Thursday (18 July 1996) at 9 from McLaughlin Funeral Service, 142 S.
Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with Funeral Mass at 9:30 in St. Nicholas
Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call Wednesday 7 to 9.
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