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October 27, 2011

Walter R. Roemer of Callicoon, NY entered into eternal rest at home on October 21, 2011. He was 86.

The son of the late Henry and Margaret Regan Roemer, he was born in Fraser’s Settlement, NY. He was married to Elizabeth “Betty” Stone on December 24, 1951; they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.

Walter was a retired parts manager at Kirchner Chevrolet in Roscoe, NY. He previously worked at C.E. Mills Chevrolet in Callicoon, and Buddenhagen Ford in Hortonville, NY.

Walter was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was Republican committeeman and served as an assessor in the Town of Delaware. He was a fire commissioner in the Hortonville fire district for many years and a volunteer at the Delaware Youth Center during the 1960s and ‘70s.

He is survived by his wife at home; children Walter Roemer, James Roemer and wife Susan, Peggy Sattler and husband Jeff and Thomas Roemer, all of Callicoon, Kathleen Blanchard and husband Larry of Norfolk, VA, Susanne Roemer of Marsing, ID and Joseph Roemer and fiancee Dawn Bortree of Mechanicsburg, PA; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

He is predeceased by a brother, Joseph Roemer.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 25 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Callicoon. Father Ignatius Smith officiated. Burial was in the Hortonville Cemetery, Hortonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Church, PO Box 246, Callicoon, NY 12723.