Harold A. Walters


Harold A. Walters, of 7 N. Aspen Place, Lewisburg, died Friday, June 14, 2019, at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village.

He was born April 18, 1930, in Lewisburg, a son of the late John A. Walters and Margaret Ruth (Shaffer) Walters. On Jan. 12, 1957, he married Gloria Gordon Lyons, who survives.

He was a 1948 graduate of Lewisburg High School.

He served in the U.S. Army 31st "Dixie" Division and in (KCOMZ) Korean Communications Zone, Taegu, Korea.

He joined his father and brother in the automobile business (Union Motors) in 1953, and later incorporated Walters' Oldsmobile, Inc. He sold the business in 1987, and continued working at the same location for Lewisburg Motors, Anchor, Inc. and B.Z. Motors for a total of 52 years.

He was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Lewisburg Lions Club, and the Union County Automobile Dealers Association. He was also a member of the Tiadaghton Chapter - Sons of the American Revolution and a long-time member of the Lewisburg Cemetery Board. In 2018, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Lewisburg Alumni Association.

He was a lifelong member of Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewisburg where he served on the church council and a long-time member of the Good Fellowship Class. At the time of his death, he had the longest living continuous membership of his church.

He loved his family, Ocean City, New Jersey, collecting antiques, working in his yard and reminiscing about "Old Lewisburg".

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Lisabeth and Robert Black, Laurie and Rick Slear and Christina and William Shaffer; six grandchildren, Taylor Koch and Katelyn (Koch) Hoover, Sara (Slear) Haley and Adam Slear, and Evan and Emily Shaffer; two step-grandchildren, Abigail (Black) McManus and Patrick Black; and four great-grandchildren, Declan McManus, Eliza and Noah Haley, Greyson Hoover. He is also survived by one nephew, John Walters.

Harold was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Walters.

A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third St., Lewisburg, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Harold's memory to the Lewisburg Cemetery Association, PO Box 271, Lewisburg, PA 17837 or Lewisburg Alumni Association, PO Box 38, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Arrangements are under the care of John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Lewisburg.
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Barry McKown
Jul 01, 2019
Dear Gloria,

I am so glad that Byron called today to tell us of Harold's death. Our reunion trustee SAR trips to Louisville with Walter, Byron, Gene and Ray were special times for us over those years. We don't go down there very often anymore. I guess the last time we saw you was at Ray's funeral here in Annapolis in 2011 and before that at Mary's wedding. Ray and I did come up to Lewisburg one time (forgotten the year) when Harold sold Ray a car which we drove back to Maryland. Byron is the only one I know to keep up with in the PASSAR anymore. I'm afraid that nearly all of our old PASSAR Friends are gone.

Barry and Anne McKown
Maryland SAR
Margie Green Robinson
Jun 24, 2019
I’m so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with y’all.
Rainy Morgan
Jun 18, 2019
To Gloria and the whole family:
So sorry to hear the sad news. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you at the memorial service.
Harold was a man of faith, a family man, history buff and much much more. He will be missed by many. We will especially miss his amazing smile and ability to tell a great story.
Hugs from Rainy&Tom; Morgan. MN
Liz Dougherty Bortz
Jun 17, 2019
My deepest thoughts are with your entire family. I am so happy to have spent so much of my childhood with your family.
Rick & Deb Boyer
Jun 17, 2019
We send our condolences and prayers for your family. It looks like he lived his life being a blessing (to his family, his church, all the organizations he belonged to and while serving our country).
Joanne Frantz
Jun 17, 2019
Gloria and Family, Thoughts and Prayers
mary belle lontz
Jun 16, 2019
such a wonderful man, hard to find anymore a good christian
Deone Kiser
Jun 15, 2019
To the Walters family. I send my condolences to you all. You are a very tight family and I know how hard it is to loose the patriarch. I will keep you in my prayers and God will keep you in his arms.