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The Telegram
  • Walter J. Fuhrer

  • Walter J. Fuhrer, 84, of 337 Otsego St. passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care, New Hartford.

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  • Walter J. Fuhrer, 84, of 337 Otsego St. passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care, New Hartford.
    Walt was born December 16, 1928 in Westfield, Pa., the son of the late Walter and Thelma (Watkins) Fuhrer, he attended Westfield schools and served in the Navy as an airman aboard the USS Midway, during WWII. Walt was united in marriage with Elsie Houghtaling on October 29, 1949, in Pennsylvania. He was employed by CNG (Dominion) in Frankfort until his retirement in 1989.
    Walt was a member of Local 69 of The Utility Workers of America and a member of the Ilion Fish and Game Club.
    Walt is survived by three sons and three daughters-in-law, Clinton and Kathleen, Michael, Steven and Christine, and Jan, all of Ilion; his seven grandchildren, Brian and his girlfriend, Shiela, of Ilion, Steven and his fiancee, Alyssa, of Herkimer, Mellissa and her husband, Bob Suhocki, of Mohawk, Karen and her fiance, Brent, of Rochester, Gregory and his girlfriend, Bonnie, of Mohawk, Becky Eysaman, of Ilion and Vicky and her husband, John Lynch, of Ilion; also seven great-grandchildren. Walt is also survived by two brothers, Stanley and his wife, Kathy, of Florida, Merton and his friend, Dave, of Wellsboro, Pa.; his four sisters, Grace and Al Dickgieser, of Washington State, Joyce Lester and her companion, Dave, of Warren, Pa., Betty and Dick Colvin, of E. Corning, N.Y. and Nona and Gary Graham, of Wellsville, NY; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Durell and Shirley Houghtaling, of Westfield, and Sheldon and Elizabeth Houghtaling, of WV. He was predeceased by his son, Ronald, in 2009 and two sisters, Gertrude Fuhrer and Norma Houghtaling.
    In keeping with Walter’s wishes there will be no public calling hours and a memorial service will be held at a time and place in the spring. Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion.
    To leave online condolence and light a candle please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com
     
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