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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.                     

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5 Condolences for Walter S. “Walt” Mera, Sr.

  • Uncle Walter was such a joy to know! He was always special and had the coolest toys and gadgets. When I was 5 or 6, he gave me a little pink daisy alarm clock. We went to Sans Souci Park after it closed down with a metal detector and had so much fun. We went roller skating together, and when I moved to Delaware, he would bring me lunch once a week so I wouldn’t feel lonely. He was always a happy person with a great heart, and he will be missed. Love you Uncle Walter!

  • Condolences to the family. I always enjoyed working with Walt at Newark Assembly, he was friendly, humorous and a skilled electrician.

  • Condolences from the Ianozis – Jim, Regina, AJ, and Daniel. God bless your family – prayers for comfort and healing.

  • To Barbara and All of Walter’s family; our deepest and most sincere condolences during this moment in your lives. Walter was the first person in our neighborhood who welcomed me and Lori even before our children were born. Over the years this fellow Veteran taught me much about being a true neighbor. His and Barbara’s concern, kindness, honesty and help over the years has made our lives here in Rutherford all that we had hoped for and more . I will always miss my friend…

  • To Barbara and Walt’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Getting to know Walt was a privilege and I will sincerely miss his readiness to help, his willingness to share his knowledge, and most of all his personality and sense of humor.