Obituary of Ronald W. Walter
Mr. Ronald W. Walter, 79, of N. Utica, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2023, at his home with his loving family by his side.
Ronald was born in Utica, on September 9, 1943, the son of Wallace and Greta (Schuttenhelm) Walter. He was raised and educated in Utica, was a graduate of Utica Free Academy and earned an associate degree from MVCC. On May 26, 1962, Ronald was united in Marriage with Alice L. Knowles, a loving and devoted union of 61 years. At one time, Ronald was employed with MDS in Herkimer until the company’s closure. For many years, he was employed as an X-ray Technician as well as an X-ray instructor with St. Luke’s Hospital in New Hartford, retiring in 2006. Ronald was an avid and renowned fly fisherman who at one time, owned Fly Fisherman’s Paradise in N. Utica. Ronald was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hiking, overnight backpacking trips, boating, cross country skiing and especially camping with his beloved family. He was a life member and past president of Trout Unlimited and a member of Maynard United Methodist Church in Marcy.
Mr. Walter is survived by his beloved wife, Alice; two loving daughters, Veronica Walter of Remsen, NY and Darlene Tallinger and her husband Phil of Walworth,, NY; four cherished grandchildren, Trisha Matrone and her fiancée Kyle Sutton of NC, Jessica Tallinger of Walworth, NY, Phillip Tallinger and his wife Sierra of Canandaigua, NY and Christopher Tallinger of Walworth, NY; two nephews, Mark Kehrli of VA and Paul Kehrli and his wife Joyce of New Hartford and seven great nephews and nieces, Jake and his wife Kate, Ben, MaryGrace, Anne, Maria, Joseph and Michael. He was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Richard Kehrli.
Visitation for family and friends is Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 4:00-7:00 p.m.at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica, followed by a service at 7:00 at the conclusion of Visitation. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society in Ronald’s memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald Walter, please visit Tribute Store