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Peter Walters

SHARON — Peter Walters of Sharon, and formerly of Vero Beach, Fla., and Dumont, N.J., passed away on June 1, 2018, at the age of 76. 

Peter was born on July 13, 1941, in Christiansburg, Va., to the late Elizabeth and Russell Walters. 

Growing up, his father was a civilian government employee, so Peter and his siblings found homes all across the country. Wherever they lived, they always made a point of finding a river for fishing. A strong athlete, Peter was a three-sport all-star athlete in track, football and basketball at Roscoe High School in New York. 

Peter had a long and successful banking career. He started out as a teller at the age of 18 and rose up by the age of 29 to be an executive vice president at the County Trust Company Bank. 

Peter took leadership roles in all that he did, notably as president of the Lions Club and Kiwanis Club and a member and officer of the Rotary in Tenafly, N.J. He was a Dumont Little League and Minor League baseball coach.

Later in life, Peter and his wife, Ceil, lived in Vero Beach, Fla., for many years where if they were not cooking together in the kitchen they were out in a boat on the Indian River. It was only that one time that he left Ceil with an alligator on the line to go grab a camera. 

In Vero Beach, Peter was a property manager at the Carlton, where he and his beloved dog, Savannah, could be found zooming along the beachfront properties in a golf cart.

Peter was predeceased by two sons, Michael and Russell. 

He is survived by his wife, Cecelia Walters, of 29 years; his siblings. Nancy Lukridge and William Walters; his children, Peter Walters Jr. and Darcy Peters; his stepchildren, Michele Burns and Harry Blumer Jr.; his grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessica, Rachel, Bella, Desiree, Chelsea and Corey; and his nieces and nephews, Cathleen, James, Ryan, Samantha and Zachary.

A graveside service will be held at Our Lady of the Valley cemetery in Sheffield, Mass. on Saturday, June 9, at 12:30 p.m., followed by a celebration of his life.

Arrangements are under the care of the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon.