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216 York Road
Warminster, PA 18974
Phone: (215) 675-2070
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Robert Walters

Robert Harold "Bob" Walters

Sunday, July 14th, 1935 - Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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Robert “Bob” Harold Walters of Warminster passed away December 4 th, 2019. He was 84. Bob was born in Catawissa, PA to the late Edwin Francis and Elizabeth (James) Walters. Bob was married to his late wife Elizabeth “Betty” Fitzgerald Walters who passed away in February 2007. They were married for 33 years. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Charles Walters, Edwin Francis “Tucker” Walters, Jr., and Floyd Walters. Bob is survived by his sister Margaret Elizabeth Walters, Warminster; his nephews Edwin Francis Walters III, Skippack, PA, and Floyd Walters, Bloomsburg, PA; his nieces Margaret Knoebel (Walters) Elysburg, PA, Mary Ann Marrara (Walters) Leland, North Carolina, Peggy Jane Parker (Walters) Los Angeles, CA, and Nancy Voneida (Walters) Ft. Lauderdale, FL; his Great nephews Matthew Walters, Skippack, PA, Daniel Robert Walters, Skippack, PA, Trevor Knoebel, Elysburg, PA, Carl Anthony Marrara, Mechanicsburg, PA, Floyd Paul Walters, and Patrick Walters, and his Great niece Stacey Knoebel Mc Donald, Enola, PA.  

Bob proudly served in the Navy/Marines from 1954-1958 as a Corpsman/Medic 3 rd Class. During his service he worked as the head trainer for the athletic teams from the Naval Academy Preparatory School “NAPS”, in Bainbridge, MD. He graduated from Bloomsburg State Teacher’s College (Bloomsburg University) in 1960 and earned his Master’s Equivalency Degree from Penn State University. Bob worked as an Educator teaching third grade at Alta S. Leary School in Warminster from 1960-1990 (30 years). Bob was the “first man” ever hired in the history of Centennial School District to teach at the Primary Grade Level from 1-3. He was a ground-breaking and award-winning educator and taught his entire career at one school, Alta S. Leary. After retiring from education in 1990, Bob started working part-time for his good friend Richie Walsh, at Richie’s Bar & Grill, Warminster until retiring in 2018. After retiring from teaching in 1990, Bob and his wife Betty traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Islands. Bob loved the Eagles and for many years was a season ticket holder. Bob also thoroughly enjoyed having lunch with his sister Margaret and his extended family every weekend at all the local diners in Warminster. All the dinner owners knew Bob by name. Bob was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church for 50 Years, he was a 32nd Mason and a member of W.K. Bray Lodge, Hatboro, for 50 years, a proud and active Shriner for 50 years, and also a member of American Legion, Warminster Post, for 20 years.

Family and friends are invited to Bob’s Life Celebration at St. Andrews United Methodist Church 999 York Road, Warminster, Pa 18974 from 5pm until 7pm on Tuesday December 10, 2019. Bob’s Funeral Service will also be held at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 11 th, 2019 at 11am.  

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
    999 York Rd.
    WARMINSTER, PA 18974
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  • Service

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
    999 York Rd.
    WARMINSTER, PA 18974
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    Rev. John Lutz
  • Interment

    Pine Grove Memorial Park
    County Line Rd.
    WARMINSTER, PA 18974
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Don O'Boyle

Posted at 11:39am
When I was a teenager and continuing into my early 20's, Bob and Betty were a welcome fixture at my parents house. I met Bob at my first job, age 13, at the Navy Exchange Warehouse (Navy PX). He was the delivery truck driver and I was the "helper". I learned later that he was working on the weekends to earn some extra money and to keep busy (I think) during the summer months. I would join him for lunch when he worked at the warehouse and enjoyed talking to him during our deliveries. He told me he knew my mother, which surprised me since I did not know him. I would soon be seeing him and his wife again in what would become a routine during the 1970's and early 1980's. They would come over on Friday as well as other times and enjoy their favorite beverages with my parents and whoever else decided to drop in that evening. My parents were welcoming and I never knew who would add to the party by stopping in. Bob and Betty would also come over on Christmas Eve to and wait with us until midnight to open presents. That became the standard for many years with an after Christmas Day brunch at their house. When I attended Penn State, Bob and Betty would join my parents in coming up on Saturdays for the football tailgating and the game. I always looked forward to these visits since I was on a very tight budget and they would come with food and of course some beer. During other times, Bob would join my father in coming up to get me for a visit home. Following graduation I focused on my career and, as happens during transitions, I lost the frequent contact with Bob and Betty. About the only contact was the yearly Christmas card, which usually included a calendar that I would place on my fridge or other item such as an appointment book. The years quickly passed and when the internet arrived I was able to get Bob's email. Since then I always enjoyed the items he sent which were usually jokes or other items that were amusing. I will miss these. I occasionally sent him things including updates on my family, career, etc.. When I was reassigned by my employer to New Jersey, I was lucky to have the opportunity to visit Bob during 2017 since I was staying at my sister's house while keeping my Connecticut home. Bob and I enjoyed a lunch one time and dinner another time (at Richies on County Line of course) and he purchased a souvenir glass for me to take home. I called a few months ago and spoke to Bob to see how he was, unfortunately this would end up being my last conversation with him. It was a pleasure to know him and it is a great sadness that I will no longer see or talk to him but can only remember.

Wendy Tyrcha

Posted at 04:35pm
Mr Robert's was not my elementary teacher but taught at Leary where I attended. He remembered me as a sweet little girl. Flash forward many years to last February when my son was in a horrific car accident and sustained traumatic brain injury, Mr Walter's reached out to me by phone twice during Dalton's hospital and rehabilitation stay in Atlanta to find out how we were doing. That really touched me, he was a very kind man and will be greatly missed.

Pat Davis

Posted at 03:23pm
One of my favorite teachers at Leary. I learned that in the spring the clock springs forward and in the fall it falls back. Will never forget where I learned that saying some 30 years ago. Rest In Peace Mr Walters.

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