Press-Republican

Obituaries

April 24, 2013

Walter E. Hallett

LAKE PLACID — Walter E. Hallett, age 90, of Lake Placid, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at his home in Lake Placid.

Mr. Hallett was born Dec. 5, 1922 in Corona, N.Y. He was the son of Walter E. and Grace (Manwaring) Hallett. He married Joan Butler June 20, 1950.

He Enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, Dec. 5, 1942 at Camp Upton, N.Y. Walter was a World War II Pilot, flying 33 missions in a P-47 Thunderbolt. He was part of the 64th Squadron (Scorpions) 57th Fighter Group in the 12th Air Force. He received an Air Medal for taking out a bridge with a 500 pound bomb in the Po Valley area of operations. He received his Honorable Discharge as Lieutenant.

He attended Michigan State College and had worked as superintendent for Karlson and Reed, Hicksville, N.Y. Mr. Hallett was owner and operator of the Maple Leaf Motel and Restaurant in Lake Placid, N.Y. from 1969 to 1981. In his retirement he worked at the Golden Arrow Motel. He was a member of the Lake Placid, Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan (Butler) Hallett of Lake Placid, N.Y.; his children, Debbie Strack and her husband Francis of Lake Placid, N.Y., Walter Hallett and his wife Judy of Land O'Lakes, Fla., Joan Hallett Valentine and her husband Patrick of Lake Placid, N.Y., and Stacy Towers and her husband Brian of Huntington, Vt.; 10 grandchildren, Timothy Hallett and his wife Amy of West Bend, Wis., Bryan Hallett of Stowe, Vt., Elizabeth Sweet and her husband Travis of Lake Placid, N.Y., Frank Strack and his wife April of Lake Placid, N.Y., Kelly Strack of Lake Placid, N.Y., Carolyn and Catherine Valentine of Lake Placid, N.Y., Gabrielle Towers and fianc^ Dillon LaForce of Hinesburg, Vt., and Gage and Riley Towers of Huntington, Vt. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Natalie and Benjamin Hallett of West Bend, Wis., Emerson and Bennett Sweet of Lake Placid, N.Y., and Harper Strack of Lake Placid, N.Y.; and one nephew, Lester Poe and his wife Marlene of Hauppauge, N.Y.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • ThwaitsZaumetzer.jpg_84.jpg Catherine M. "Kay" Nolan

    AU SABLE FORKS — Catherine M. "Kay" Nolan passed away on July 21, 2014, at Clare Bridge in Winter Haven, Fla., she was 96 years old.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • JeffreyJPier.jpg_85.jpg Jeffrey J. Pier

    WADDINGTON — Jeffrey J. Pier of Waddington, N.Y. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends Friday July 4, 2014 at Potsdam Hospital after an 18 month battle with kidney cancer.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • NancyChristian.jpg Nancy Carol Christian

    MORIAH — Nancy C. Christian, 73, of Moriah passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Fletcher Allen Hospital.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • WilforeRobert1.jpg Robert "Bob" Wilfore

    PLATTSBURGH — Robert "Bob" Wilfore, 83, of Butler Road, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home, under the care of Hospice of the North Country.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • RWWalker.jpg Charlotte D. Bolles

    PLATTSBURGH — Charlotte D. Bolles, 86, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Meadowbrook Healthcare Facility. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • CarolMSouliere.jpg Carol M. Souliere

    GLENMONT, NY — Carol M. Souliere, 67, of Glenmont, N.Y., passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at her home with family at her bedside, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • ChateaugayFuneralHome.jpg Nelson R. Charland

    MERRILL — Nelson R. Charland, 56, of 96 Shuffs Road, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • CecilPelkey.jpg Cecil Pelkey

    BLOOMINGDALE — Mr. Cecil Pelkey, known to everyone as "Pete" passed away July 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family and under to care of Hospice.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • StacyJoseph.jpg Joseph P. Stacy

    TICONDEROGA — Joseph P. Stacy, 46, of Ticonderoga, went to the loving arms of our Lord, with his family and friends by his side after a courageous fight with cancer on Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • CoffeyFuneralHome.jpg Patrick Jay Downs

    HARROGATE, TN. — Patrick Jay Downs went to be with our Lord, July 20, 2014, after a long hard—fought battle with cancer.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

Death Notices