Walter C. Spitman

Walter C. Spitman, 93, of Corry, died Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Erie.

He was born April 28, 1926, in Uniontown, Pa., a son of the late Anthony and Stella (Dubisz) Spitman.

Walter attended school in Corry's Lindsey Hollow School and later as America was at war, enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the USS DC-1179, (a submarine chaser), The USS Eginia and the USS LSM36. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon and the World War 2 Victory Medal.

Upon his discharge from the Navy, he returned to the Corry area and worked for the Spitman family farm, later Hammermill Papers in Erie, General Electric and also participated in the construction of Interstate 90. In 1967, he returned to his dream of being a farmer, and purchased his dairy farm on Simmons Road in Corry, which he operated until his retirement.

He was a longtime member of the Corry VFW Post 264 and enjoyed hunting in his younger years.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia A. (Hill) Spitman; sisters, Helen Kreitzbender, Rose Spitman, Dorothy Shumsky, Mary Halfast; brothers, John, Bruno, Leo, and Frank Spitman. 

Walter is survived by three daughters, Carla Green (James) of Erie, Brenda G. Walsh (William) of Corry, Laurie S. Casler (Dennis) of Largo, Fla.; a son, Kevin J. Spitman (Penny Zimmerman) of Erie; his grandchildren, Josh Green (Amanda), Heather Schroter (John), Travis Walsh (Kathy), Adrienne Cromwell (Darrin), Kevin Spitman and his fiance' Chris Duty, Stephanie Capp (Scott); eight great-grandchildren; a brother, George Spitman of Corry; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held privately by the family.

Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Corry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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