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John Emile “Johnny” Walther, Sr.

November 20, 1953 - March 14, 2020

John Emile “Johnny” Walther, Sr., age 66, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on November 20, 1953, he was a son of Emile John Walther, Jr. and the late Marian (McKee) Walther. Johnny proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked as an ironworker for Local 451 for 23 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding his Harley. He enjoyed working in his shop and had a passion for fixing anything, Johnny was one who could never sit still and loved life to its fullest.

In addition to his mother Jane, Johnny was preceded in death by his daughter, Samantha Ann Walther. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Kimberly Jo (Halling) Walther; father, Sonny; children, Tammy Merlino (Chris) and John Emile Walther, Jr. (Isabelle); step children, Bret Halling and Shannon McIntyre (Ron); siblings, James Walther (Tracy), Larry Walther (Pam) and Barbie Walther; 5 grandchildren; and 4 step grandchildren.

All services will be held privately.


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17 Condolences for John Emile “Johnny” Walther, Sr.

  • We are both saddened to hear of John’s passing. We had some great times when visiting from Canada. Our deepest sympathies to John Jr. and Isabelle, and his family.

  • Kimmy, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You and everyone are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love You,

  • Kim so sorry for your loss he was a great guy he will be greatly missed RIP my friend.

  • Sorry for lost u and ur family is always in our thoughts and prayers xoxos imu luv to all

  • Sonny and the entire Walther family, I am so sorry for your loss. May god give you the strength to endure this difficult time. I have very fond memories of coming to your house long ago. Hugs to everyone.

  • From our Hearts to Yours, With our Condolences, Our hearts and Prayers are with the Walther Families. We are so saddened to hear of Johnny’s passing.

  • So sorry to hear this news, I can still see you smiling and telling Verna and I to stop watching you while you ate. Cindy put us up to that we enjoyed you and your family coming into the eating post for years and watching your family grow. I understand you had remarried one of the last things we talked about when we ran into each other. praying for your family to get through this sad time in their lives. I will miss you dear friend love debbie

  • My prayers are with you Johnny God-bless your family you all have been very good to me through the years I will miss you And I thank your family for all that you have taught me about Being a good Union member of the iron workers local 451

  • God Bless you Johnny and the Walthers family.

    My condolences,
    Your Brother Mick

  • You will be missed by Steve and me . GOD SPEED my friend

  • Kimmie, I’m so sorry to hear about John. It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 yrs since your wedding. I hope you find some comfort in your memories. Sending hugs

  • My deepest sympathies to the Walther family . Johnny will be missed by many. Ride on brother John

  • I remember the fun we had shooting pool for the VFW and the great conversations over a beer or 2 maybe 3. All my love to the family.

  • So sad to hear I known him since I was born him and his family mother and father Sonny And Jane and Jimmy Larry and Barbie very sad to hear this love you guys

  • Johnny ,we are really going to miss the fun times riding, and bike week at ocean city Md,playing cards, playing yatzie,and riding. RIP Johnny,God Bless your family. Love Sandi and Paul Kemske

  • R.I.P. my friend we miss your visits to us down here if Florida

  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 451