Walter Paul “Walt” Barteld

April 4, 1934 - November 6, 2020

Walter Paul “Walt” Barteld, age 86, of Delaware City, DE, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020.

Born in Jersey City, NJ on April 4, 1934, he was a son of the late Walter Martin and Mabel Chauncey (Brown) Barteld. Walt proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He worked many years for Sunkist Growers and Fuller Brush Commercial Sales. Throughout his life, Walt always had an interest in antiques. Later he opened and operated Old Canal Shops in Delaware City for many years where he made many dear friends. Walt enjoyed visiting his home in Chincoteague where he spent countless hours. Walt will always be remembered for his great sense of humor.

In addition to his parents Walt was preceded in death by his sister, Catherine Martin. He is survived by his children, Paul W. Barteld and John W. Barteld; grandson, Michael Barteld (Samantha); and companion of many years, Ellie Martin.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church of Delaware City, 138 Jefferson Street, Delaware City, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.


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  • So sorry to hear about Walt’s passing I have always thought the world of him .Every Christmas i’d go in his shop to purchase grave coverings and we would stand around and just talk he made you feel welcome

  • Walt was a great person and neighbor. May He RIP. To his family we Are so very sorry for your loss.
    From The Loveland Family and John and Bill.

  • My sister and I first met Walt at Newark Community Day. He’s a stand up guy and always had a upbeat smile in his voice and attitude. We’re glad to have known him! “Waiting on the other side for you, in that beautiful land. Humming down Heaven’s avenue, running to take your hand. For I want to be the first to greet you, after your final flight. Look for me…for I’ll be waiting…on the other side.”

  • To the family and friends of Walt, we wish to express our deepest sympathy. Walt was a true friend to my mother Carolyn Miller for many years. We bought some neat furniture for our cabin home in PA from Walt. Walt was a fine person to talk to very calm and fun to be around.

  • So very sorry for you loss. Walt was my antique buddy. We met at a yard sale my parents and I were having in Medford. He’d always stop by for a cup of tea and whatever we had baked recently and a nice chat whenever he was in the area. I remember once he had left when we were living in Pitman and was back a few minutes later dragging an old radio he found on the trash back to me. He was like “Look what I found!’ ” Do you want it?” I was of course!! We loved talking antiques and he always made a fuss of over pieces I had found or refinished. He once snuck up behind me at a yard sale and disguised his voice saying “Lady give me your purse” I turned around ready to deck him. It was priceless the look on his face as he jumped back in case I followed through on a punch. We had a wonderful friendship for years till I married and moved halfway across the country. Again so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort for you all.