John K. Walters, 89

February 12, 2015

John K. Walters of Lancaster, formerly of Johnstown, died peacefully at home on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the age of 89 surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Johnstown, he was the son of the late William and Eunice (Davis) Walters. John was the loving husband of Mildred T. Walters for 66 years and father of Richard. John served in World War II in the United States Navy. He retired from Suburban Publishers of Exeter where he served as President. John was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lancaster. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, hunting, fishing and also coached CV Midget Football, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and attending church. John will be remembered for his never-ending kindness, love and joy he brought to all who knew him.

John is survived by his wife, Mildred Walters of Lancaster; his son Richard J., husband of Marilyn of Lititz; his two grandchildren: Amy, wife of John Sauder of Lititz and Ricky of New York, and his great-granddaughter Avery. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Samuel husband of Bertha; William, Jr.; and Frank.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday, February 17 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 501 East Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 with the Rev. Daniel Mitzel as Celebrant and the Rev. Daniel P. O’Brien as Con-Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Monday, February 16 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7:30.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to Conestoga Valley Buckskins Booster Capital Campaign District Office,2110 Horseshoe Road . Lancaster, PA 17601. Please write “in loving memory of John Walters” on the memo line of your check.

Leave a condolence on this Memorial Page

Be sure to include your name

Please note that your condolence will not appear on this page until it is reviewed. Condolences usually appear within 24 hours of being submitted.

Condolences to the Family

February 17, 2015

Rick & Marilyn,  Please accept my deepest sympathy.  I have fond memories of both your mother and father from our grade school and high school years – they each were kind and generous to everyone.  I especially remember some artwork/illustrations which I think were your father’s – we thoght they were a lot of fun.  Hoping that soon your sorrow will be replaced with wonderful memories. Dale Weaver [CV class “73]

February 16, 2015

John was the best! His sense of humor and kindness towards me always made me smile. The Christmas cards from you both always made me chuckle and laugh knowing when I’d send one back to him he would expect my “tissues”!  ;o)~ 
Thoughts and prayers to all of you. May God Bless you all and keep John in His loving hands. xoxoxoxo He will be missed by all of us………..especially my dad and mom! Love you.  
Ria and her family

February 15, 2015

John always had an upbeat attitude and asked about you as he arrived at our East Petersburg office to manicure the landscaping.  And he always shared his tomatoes.
With deepest sympathy and condolances to all family members.
Ron Smith

Monday, February 16, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
Map and Directions

Get Maps and Directions >
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
1:00 PM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
501 E. Orange St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
Map and Directions

Get Maps and Directions >
Send Flowers Online

Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 75 years.

Our six funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.

  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Downtown Lancaster
  • 414 East King St.
  • 717-393-9661
  • Charles F. (Chip) Snyder, Jr. Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Lititz Pike
  • 3110 Lititz Pike
  • 717-560-5100
  • Charles F. (Chad) Snyder, III Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Millersville
  • 441 North George St.
  • 717-872-5041
  • Mark D. Burkholder Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home Lititz, PA
  • 127 South Broad St.
  • 717-626-2317
  • Jacqueline Adamson Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Bachman-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Strasburg, PA
  • 7 South Decatur Street
  • 717-687-7644
  • Norman T. Mable Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Willow Street, PA
  • 2421 Willow Street Pike
  • 717-464-4600
  • Kelly Gramola Townsend Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info