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Philip J. Walters

Died: Monday, October 27, 2003
Philip J. Walters, 77, of Alden, died on Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at home.

Born in Detroit in 1925, Mr. Walters graduated from high school in Eau Clair, Wisc.

He was discharged from the U.S. Navy, having served as a gunner on a PBY plane during World War II. He was called to service again during the Korean War, where he served aboard the U.S.S. Antietam.

Mr. Walters lived in Mount Clemens and worked as an appliance serviceman for 35 years with RCA factory out of Ferndale, before moving to Alden in 1986. He was a founding member of the Helena Township Historical Society and was instrumental in the development of the Alden Depot Museum. Mr. Walters was also a 15-year member of the Wednesday Morning Senior Citizens Bowling League in Bellaire.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his children, David (Barbara) Vickers, Margaret (Roger) Jelsma, Cathy Vickers, Robert (Sheryl) Vickers and Craig (Valerie) Vickers; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Home. Interment is in Helena Township Cemetery in Alden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Helena Township Historical Society, P.O. Box 204, Alden, MI 49612.
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