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John D. Walters  

John D. Walters

October 23, 1926 – March 1, 2016

John D. Walters, age 89, of New Castle, Delaware passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Born on October 23, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late David Walters and Helen (Simmers) Walters.

Mr. Walters proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.

He made his career with the U.S. Government as a Postal Supervisor, retiring after 30 years of dedicated service. Following retirement, he enjoyed taking a position with Caravel Academy as a school bus driver, where he safely cared for and touched the lives of many young students.

Active in his community, he was a member of St. John’s Lodge No. 2 – A.F. & A.M and the Scottish Rite of Delaware. For many years he enjoyed entertaining others as a Nur Temple clown. A devout Christian, he was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle.

Mr. Walters will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Van Ness and a grandson, Tony Boggs.

Mr. Walters is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ruth A. (Dugan) Walters; five children, Jack Walters (Carol) of Dover; Ronald Walters (Mary) of Bear; Richard Walters (Linda Engle) of Glen Burnie, MD; Mary Ann Atkinson (Herbert) of New Castle and Elizabeth Neubauer (Dave) of Hensley, AR; 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday morning, March 10, 2016 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may visit with the family Wednesday evening, March 9, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Interment will follow services on Thursday at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

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  1. Elizabeth Neubauer, March 4, 2016

    A good, good Daddy. I am blessed to have so many wonderful memories.

  2. Rhonda Bowler-Reed, March 4, 2016

    Elizabeth and family,

    Sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God be with all of you at this time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


    Rhonda Bowler-Reed

  3. Dave Neubauer, March 4, 2016

    Pop Pop was a Grand Father. I know this because I have met all his children. I hope to carry on the tradition in Grand fashion. As our grandchildren call me Pop Pop. The limited time I spent with him was full of laughter. I have been blessed to know him. Clown on Pop Pop.

  4. John and Cheryl McWhorter, March 4, 2016

    God gained a special angel today!!! So sorry for your loss…

  5. Steven Hardin, March 4, 2016

    Pop pop was such a good man and will be greatly missed. I am sorry I can’t make it to the service. love you pop pop

  6. Robin Dunn, March 4, 2016

    I remember the first time I met Mr. Walters. He was so kind and very pleased to meet my sisters and me. I am thankful to have known such an amiable man.

  7. Gene and April Bedgood, March 4, 2016

    We have lost a dear friend and thought of him as part of our family.

  8. Gene and April Bedgood, March 4, 2016

    We have lost a dear friend and consider him a part of our family.

  9. Jennifer (Neubauer) Griswold, March 4, 2016

    My thoughts are with the family during this time.

  10. Steve and Donna Melson, March 4, 2016

    So very sorry to hear about your father and grandfather. May he rest in peace.

  11. Mary Ann Atkinson, March 4, 2016

    The sweetest dad a girl could ever have. Miss you already!!

    • Don & Patti Hagermann, March 7, 2016

      So sorry for your dad’s passing. God bless you and your entire family. You will continue to be in our prayers.

      Don & Patti Hagermann

    • Jay Slovinski, March 15, 2016

      Mary Ann,
      I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Jack. Meri just told me 2 weeks ago he was in Hospice.
      He was a great guy. I remember your visits up here like it was yesterday. My prayers are with with all of you. I hope he’s partying with Marney and Audrey. Love to you all.

  12. Diane Koopmann, March 5, 2016

    E.J., Dave, and Steve-O; I send our condolences and love. Would have love to met your dad / grandpa. I can tell he was a real good guy cause I have love ya’ll the first time we met. Boo-Boo is a wonderful sister, mom, step-mom and grand mom! Steve-O is blessed with his Pop-Pop’s good nature and is a wonderful step-dad. Love you so much, Diane, David and Deanna Koopmann.

  13. Phil & Alice Boggs & family, March 5, 2016

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Walters family, may God be with you during this difficult time.

  14. Marianne (Neubauer) Shafer, March 5, 2016

    Elizabeth and family, I was so very sorry to hear the news of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Big hugs Boo-Boo. Love Mariane & family

  15. Melissa Marchetti (aka Walters), March 6, 2016

    Though I was only in his company several times over the last twenty plus years, the times that I was Able to visit with him and Ruth were very pleasant. He was a very kind man. May he Rest in Peace!

  16. Ron & Suzanne Raab-Long, March 6, 2016

    Jack, to you and your entire family, we offer our most sincere condolences. Losing a parent at any age is difficult, but it sounds like your dad led a full and wonderful life. You can be proud of how he served his community and nation. May he rest in peace.

  17. Rich Markey, March 7, 2016

    Many happy childhood memories of time spent in Castle Hills, in the Walters yard and neighborhood playing with Ron and Ricky. Deepest sympathy on your loss.

  18. Meri Ellyn Sobeck, March 15, 2016

    My condolences to all my cousins.

    Uncle Jack, I will always remember the good times. You are one in a million.

    Love you always

    Meri Ellyn


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