Walter J. Spencer, 81, passed peacefully on Sept. 18, 2009, at his home in New Castle.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Walter was born Feb. 6, 1928, to the late Joseph and Florence Russell Spencer, and raised in Ozone Park, N.Y.

It was in Ozone Park that he married Therese Mooney Spencer on Oct. 11, 1952.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Coast Guard.

Walter was a sound and light engineer for RCA, Graybar and completed his career as a regional district manager of sound products for Norelco, Rauland-Borg and Bogen Communications.

Upon retiring, he and his wife, Therese, moved to New Castle. He often remarked how he loved New Castle as it reminded him of back home in Queens, N.Y., in the 1940s.

All will remember him as a kind and fun-loving neighbor and citizen of New Castle, but do not be fooled. He was always a true blue New York sports fan and never, ever stopped cheering for his New York Giants and Rangers.

Walter was a member of Mary, Mother of Hope Parish.

Together, Walter and his wife, Therese, raised five children, Kevin Spencer of Chandler, Ariz., Marian Beskosty of Hudson, N.H., Nancy Spencer of Columbus, Ohio, Brian Spencer of Long Beach, Calif., and Jean Ellen D’Allura of Laguna Beach, Calif. As well, he was the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Visitation is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road. The New Castle Area Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military rites at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for St. Mary Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Victor Molka will officiate.

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Memorial contributions may be made to SouthernCare Hospice, 2656 Wilmington Road, New Castle 16105.

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