Dorothy G. “Dot” Walter, 78

Dorothy G. “Dot” Walter, 78, of Lancaster, PA passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at Lancaster General Hospital. She was born in Mt. Joy to the late Linden and Rhoda Mae (Hilt) Beaston.

Dot is survived by her husband, Richard C. Walter of Cabbage Hill, Lancaster, PA. They celebrated sixty-one years of marriage.

Dot was formerly employed by Hamilton Watch Co. and Schick before becoming a homemaker for her family.

She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Dot enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Dot is survived by two sons, Richard “Rick” Walter Jr., husband of Donna, of Lancaster, Ronald “Ron” Walter, husband of Karen, of Willow Street, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three sisters, Shirley Eshelman, Denise Squibbs, both of Marietta, Rhoda Andrews, of Ironville, brother, Charles Beaston, of Columbia, two step-brothers, Jeff Frey, of Marietta, James Albert, of Elizabethtown, an aunt Thelma Eshelman, wife of Lester, of Lancaster, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert, Jay, Walter, Christian, and James Beaston.

A Mass of Christina Burial will take place from St. Joseph Catholic Church 440 St. Joseph St. Lancaster, PA 17603 on Monday, November 30, 2009 at 11am with the Msgr. Thomas Smith as Celebrant. A closed casket visitation will be held at the church from 10-11am. Final farewell and commendation will be at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Dot’s memory to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Arrangements made by Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Chapel, 717-560-5100. To send the family online condolences please visit

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Dot was a sweet and lovely woman and it was wonderful to have her in our family. This past week I thought of her every day and thought about all of our holidays spent together, and even the times when we were kids and every thought was how tender and sweet she was at all times. And in all of these years I never heard a harsh word from her lips. Her quiet demure and gentle spirit was always pleasant to be around. Dot will be sorely missed, not only by her family, but I am certain, by everyone who ever knew her.

Rest dear one, we love you.
Dore Williamson

I was very sorry to learn of the death of your wife and mother. I have been thinking of you and her since we met in Lancaster General on the occasion of her accident. Know that I will be thinking of you this holiday season and trust that your remembrances of your wife and mother will give you continued reasons to be thankful for her life and her legacy, which you have now inherited.

Haydn McLean
LGH chaplain
Ecc. 7:1-3

Rick & Ron,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother.  She was a sweet, kind person.
Larry & Judy Waltman

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