Walter L. Nollinger, 76


Walter L. Nollinger, 76, of North Center Street, Corry, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Corry Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Nollinger was born Oct. 20, 1933, in Westfield, N.Y., the son of the late Arthur N. and Winifred Burkhart Nollinger.

He was raised and educated in Corry, where he attended Corry High School.

As a young man, Mr. Nollinger worked at McInnes Steel Co. prior to enlisting in the United States Army in 1953.

He served in Japan and following his discharge in 1955, he returned to Corry and resumed employment at McInnes Steel. Mr. Nollinger retired from there in 1996.

In addition, he attended barber school and was a barber in Union City for a short time.

Mr. Nollinger was a member of the Branch Fellowship Church in Titusville and Youngsville.

For many years, Mr. Nollinger had enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was also an avid gardener and a beekeeper.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Wetmore; and an infant sister, Marilyn Nollinger.

Mr. Nollinger is survived by his wife, Patricia Goggin Nollinger, whom he married Sept. 30, 1953, in Jamestown, N.Y.

He is also survived by two daughters, Paola Kostelac and her husband, Larry, of Harrisburg, Pa., and Juliet Hajec and her husband, David, of Corry; two sons, Vincent P. Nollinger of Phillipsburg, Pa., and John Nollinger of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Lois Paver and her husband, Edward, of South Dakota and Tennessee; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

No calling hours will be observed.

A celebration of Walter’s life will be held at the Branch Fellowship Church, 224 W. Spruce St., Titusville, Pa., on Saturday at 3 p.m. John Baker and Jerry Lamey will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

The Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., is handling funeral arrangements.