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Walter Lodolinski

Lodolinski, Walter, 87, of Richland. Died Sept. 27, 2017, at home. Born Sept. 10, 1930, in Colver, PA. Son of the late Edward and Amelia (Swarden) Lodolinski. Also preceded in death by sisters, Jean and Mary Ann Mangrum. Survived by wife of 58 years, Barbara J. (Sherron); children, Peggy, Mark, Walter S., Janet (Tim) Hoff and Mary Ann; grandchildren, Heather (Jasin), Christopher, Timothy, Bonnie and Meghan; Erin, Ashlee and Jordan; TaraLynne (Matthew Ribblett), Arielle, Mary Ann, Amelia and Timothy; Travis, Gino, Antonio and Selena; great grandchildren, Sage, Stephen, Orion; Rebecca, Matthew, Carmello, Adessa, Keith, Emma and Lincoln Walter; and Mason. Navy Veteran of Korea. Walter attended St. Francis College and earned a Master’s Degree in Mathematics. Retired from Windber Area School District with 33 years’ service and coached baseball.  Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown, where he served as an usher and belonged to the Knights of Columbus. Walter coached little league baseball for many years. Great sports fan and fisherman.  He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who greatly enjoyed his family and their activities. He touched thousands of lives and was beloved by all. Friends received 3-7 PM Sunday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Vigil Service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Monday at St. Benedict Church, Geistown. Fr. David S. Peles, Pastor. Committal at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military rites by Conemaugh Valley Detachment 287, Marine Corps League. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)

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We couldn't thank Walter enough for always being there for my dad, and our family. He was always at our family gatherings thanks to Barbara and always had a smile on his face. The best thing about him was his big kisses before he left. Prayers to everyone, and we know he's up there fishing with his cousin Walter swarden .

MaryBeth Swarden Oct 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Walter Lodolinski

Bradley & Kyrsten Gittings Oct 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Walter Lodolinski

Doug Sherron Sep 30 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Walter Lodolinski

Frank Wozny Sep 30 2017 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to the Lodolinski family. He was my 7th grade football coach as well as teacher throughout Windber High School. Good teacher & Great man ! Caring and extremely easy to talk with. I know he will be missed by many and wish I could have spent more time with him too.

Frank Wozny Sep 30 2017 12:00 AM

we were students of his he was a fine teacher and fine person

dale&geri oldham Sep 30 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. It was so nice we had time to visit with Walter at our class reunion and see his infectious smile. He will be missed.

Michael & Kim Dutkoski Sep 30 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Walter Lodolinski

Mike & Kim Dutkoski Sep 30 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Walter Lodolinski

Jennifer Young WAHS Class of 1990 Sep 30 2017 12:00 AM

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So sorry to hear about Walters passing; Betsy and I have many fond memories of him growing up. He was a kind, caring person with a gentle heart who will be deeply missed. All of you are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. Much love, Leslie & Betsy (Fraser & Kolderman)

Expression of Sympathy Sep 30 2017 12:00 AM

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