Formerly of Churchill, and
most recently a resident of
Redstone Highlands, died
peacefully on October 30,
2018 after a brief period of
failing health. Born April 18,
1933 in Turtle Creek, Pat
received her BS and MS in
teaching from the University
of Pittsburgh and was a
primary school teacher for the
former Churchill School
district until her retirement.
She was not only charitable,
but a generous and
compassionate caregiver,
tending to not only her father,
but 2 uncles as their health
declined. She volunteered for
a number of years at Mercy
Hospital as a Gray Lady, and
later volunteered at Columbia
Hospital, as well as supporting
a number of charities. An avid
reader herself, Pat also was an
adult literacy volunteer. A
simple, private and
independent woman, she
always had her own car, and
never wanted to impose on
anyone. In addition to reading
and volunteer work, she
enjoyed traveling the world
with her friends, playing
bridge, gardening, walking and
her cat(s). Pat was fond of
animals, and patron of nature,
donating a 28-acre reserve,
known as the Walter Nature
Reserve in Murrysville to the
Westmoreland Conservancy.
Preceded most recently in
death by her brother, Dr.
William J. Walter, she is
survived by her sister-in-law,
Jacqueline Walter; three
nieces, Kathy Harding
(Warren), Karin (Rainah) Walter
and Mary Beth Overcashier
(Jan); several grandnephews;
and a host of long-time
friends. She also enjoyed a
long and loving relationship
with step-nieces and
nephews, Chris Meyers,
Valerie (Russ) Buck, Nick (Lori
Anne) Meyers, Anita (P.J.)
Simpson, and their extended
families. Pat's generous spirit
continues to touch lives. At
Pat's request, her body will be
donated to the University of
Pittsburgh Medical School.
Cards and condolences to the
family (no flowers please) may
be sent to Pat's family via
Mary Elizabeth Overcashier,
5631 Compton Lane,
Eldersburg, MD, 21784. A
celebration of life will be held
at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
November 3 at the Chapel at
Redstone Highlands, 4953
Cline Hollow Road, Murrysville,
PA 15668.
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PostedNovember 03, 2018