Walter S. “Walt” Mera, Sr.
August 6, 1935 - March 26, 2022
Walter S. “Walt” Mera, Sr, age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022.
Born in Nanticoke, PA, on August 6, 1935, he was a son of the late Thomas and Agnes (Waltos) Mera. Walt retired from Chrysler after 37 Years as an Electrician at the Newark Assembly Plant. He attended Pennsylvania State University completing their Associated Electrical Engineering program. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1958-1961, as an E4.
Proud of his Polish heritage, Walt was a member of the Polish Falcons of America and took joy in Polka dancing. Walt, with his brother Thomas, were local radio personalities with their AM Polka show. In his leisure time, Walt enjoyed bowling, camping, organic gardening, and photography. Later in life, he returned to an earlier passion, Roller Skating. He became a USA Roller Sports Certified Instructor and Judge. He competed at the National and Regional Level in team and solo dance as well as figure skating and had many wins and placements. He loved the time he spent at the rink, providing instruction, skating, and the Coffee Club. Above all, he cherished the time spent with his family.
In addition to his parents, Walt was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Thomas, Steve, and Stanley. He is survived by his beloved son, Walter (Kristine) of Clayton; siblings, Joseph Mera of Wilks-Barre, PA, Edward Mera of Hanover Township, PA, and Mary Fromel (Steven) of Hanover Township, PA; loving companion, Barbara Dowd of Dover; grandchildren, Rebecca Gyles (Shaun), and Daniel Mera; and great-grandchildren, Kyle Gyles and Dillon Gyles.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Inurnment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Walt’s memory maybe be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online by clicking here.