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WEISS, WALTER W.

WEISS - Walter W. Age 91 of Edgewater, FL, died Monday, May 11, 2015 at Southeast Volusia Hospice Care Center. Mr. Weiss was born in Kassel, Germany, moved to the United States in 1928 and settled in Buffalo, New York with his parents and brother. He graduated from Buffalo Technical High School in 1941, with an interest in becoming a commercial artist, but put this aspiration aside when he joined the Army in 1943. Walt served his country in the 1107th Engineer Combat Group, which was assigned to Third Army and built bridges as the Allies advanced across France and Germany in late 1944 and early 1945. With great pride, Walt often recalled a wave from General George S. Patton himself, as the Third Army commander crossed one of those bridges. Like many of the Greatest Generation, Walt took advantage of the G.I. Bill, and earned a Bachelors Degree, and later a Masters Degree, from the University of Buffalo. He was an engineer for Fedders Corporation in Buffalo, NY for 20 years and then worked in the Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors in Lockport, NY for 20 years before his retirement. Most importantly, though, he was a loving husband to his wife of 66 years, and a loving father, devoted to his children as an avid concertgoer, baseball coach, and mentor and teacher. Survivors include his wife, Pauline E.; one son, William W. (Maria) Weiss of Franklin, MA; one daughter, Anne (Lee) Cevasco of Edgewater and seven grandchildren: Samantha, Catherine, Benjamin, Daniel, Curtis, Dawson and Alexis.

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