William W. “Bill” Walp, 86

May 07, 2013

William W. “Bill” Walp, 86, of Brethren Village, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, where he lived since 2005. He was married to Ruth L. (Lewis) Walp for 61 years. They lived here in Lancaster most of their lives.

Bill was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA to the late Carl T. and the late Anne (Williams) Walp. He graduated from Hanover Twp. High School, Wilkes College as well as the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University and the Commercial Bank Management Program Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.

He was a National Bank examiner for many years. He later joined Fulton Bank as a vice-president in Commercial Lending and after that worked in security. After retiring, he and his wife did a lot of traveling throughout the world. He served as President of the American Institute of Banking and President of the Robert Morris Associates. Bill was a member of the Conestoga Business Club, University Club and was an active member in the Masonic Lodge- Lamberton Lodge #476 F. & A.M., the Harrisburg Consistory, Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, Lancaster County Shrine Club and the Zembo Shrine. Bill and his wife were also influential in planning trips for the Lancaster Silver Threads. He enjoyed traveling and playing cards, especially bridge, pinochle and crazy crazy eights.

Bill proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII.

He was a lifetime member of Grandview United Methodist Church.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his 2 sons, Lee C. Walp, husband of Connie S., of Lancaster and William L. Walp, husband of M. Jeane, of Denver, CO. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, Lisa, Charles, Luke and brother, Kirtland C. Walp, of Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Friends are invited to an Open House at the home of Lee and Connie Walp, 124 Bentley Lane, Lancaster, PA 17603 on Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 3-6PM. A Viewing will take place from 10-10:45AM Monday, May 13, 2013, at Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Masonic Services will begin at 10:45AM, immediately followed by the Funeral at 11AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to Grandview United Methodist Church, 888 Pleasure Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601 or Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Fl. 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or online at To send online condolences, please visit Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences on your loss. 

Dan Winslow

Lee and family I am very sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  May memories of your dad give you comfort.

Christy Schmalhofer

Heartfelt condolences from the Team members at the DoubleTree By Hilton Baltimore North-Pikesville.

Walp Family:
So very sorry for your loss.  My thoughts are with you.
As long as you remember, he is never truly gone.
Peace be with you.
Adam Andrusky
An associate of William L. Walp

To the Walp Family.

Heartfelt condolences on your loss.

Thomas Olsen
An associate of William L. Walp

We would like to express our sincere condolences on Bill’s passing. We shall remember the many happy times that we spent with him and his family.

Fred Johnson & family

Our prayers and thought are with all of you. We all know the death of a family member is most difficult but a "BLESSING" to know he is now at peace. His memories will always be with you.

Marge & Dick Trout

Dear Ruth and family,

I extend my sincere SYMPATHY in the death of Bill. He left a imprint on many people during his life.

Sincerely,  Shirley H. Ranck

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