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Robert A. Walter passed away at his Glenmoor home on Sept. 6, 2014, one day prior to his 93rd birthday.

Bob was born in Woodside, N.Y. He served in the US Army, then the Army Air Corps and then went on to enjoy a successful 37-year career as an airline pilot with TWA. From his base at JFK International, Captain Walter flew many different aircraft, from the early Lockheed Constellations right up to the Boeing 747s. He not only flew routes from coast to coast in the United States, but ultimately to all corners of the globe ... Bob loved his job and was truly crushed when forced to retire due to his age. So in his later years he again began flying routes to Cairo, Paris, Manilla and many other destinations, only in his mind.

He was aided by the loving care and support of the entire staff at Glenmoor as they all shared in this wonderful experience together.

When Bob wasn't flying, he was at home spending family time with his beloved late wife of 63 years, Doris, and their four children and eventually his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his son, Bob Walter of Cape Coral, Fla; three daughters, Pam Sargent of Durango, Colo., Linda Walter of Lake Barrington, Ill., and Claudia Stokes of Katy, Texas; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Rest in Peace, Captain Walter

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