David Taylor Walters

David Taylor Walters, 77, Cresaptown, Md., passed away Saturday at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Howard and Leona (Taylor) Walters. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Walters.

David is survived by his wife, Norma Jean (Blontz) Walters; a daughter, Robin McKee and husband, Wayne Jr., of Big Run, Pa.; a brother, Howard “Pete” Walters of Altoona; two grandchildren: Patrick McKee and fiancee, Lindsey Andrekovich, of Pittsburgh and Lauren Taylor McKee, a student at Slippery Rock University.

He will be sadly missed by his kitty cats, Mew-Mew, Tom and Andy.

David was a graduate of Altoona High School, Class of 1954, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam era.

He was the night foreman of the composing room at the Cumberland Times-News.

He was Protestant by faith.

He was a member of the Cresaptown Eagles, a member of the Wednesday afternoon bowling league, an avid collector of pre-WWII radios, and he enjoyed buying and selling antiques. He was an avid Penn State football and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He loved his grandchildren very much.

At Mr. Walters’ request, he will be cremated, and there will be no funeral service.

“That the end of life should be death may sound sad; yet what other end can anything have?” – George Santayana.

Arrangements are by Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, Md.