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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Walter A. Strecker
November 30, 1923 - January 4, 2022


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Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Donation - Ann’s Choice Benevolent Care Fund - 20000 Ann’s Choice Way, Warminster, PA 18974 - 215-443-3999 - Map

Walter A. Strecker of Warminster, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at his home. He was 98 years old. Walter was born November 30, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of the late Adolph Strecker and the late Johanna Strecker (nee - Lechler). He is the beloved husband of 73 years of Lillian Strecker father of the late Walter F. and his wife Maryann, William and his wife Deborah, Robert and his wife Gina, and John Strecker and his wife Annmarie; grandfather of William Richard Strecker, Amy Elizabeth Strecker, Susan Gunsenhouser, Maria Strecker, Timothy Strecker, John Theodore Strecker, and Matthew Ryan Strecker; great grandfather of William Anthony, Brayden James, and Bentley James Strecker.

Walt was born, raised and educated in Philadelphia, attending Olney High School and then graduating from Murrell Dobbins Technical High School in the city. At the age of 2, Walt’s family moved from Camac Street near Front Street and Erie Avenue in Philadelphia to 3rd Street and Nedro Avenue in the Olney section of the city, where he spent the rest of his childhood. Walt worked as a tool maker after high school until being inducted into the United States Army on January 25, 1944. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during World War II, participating in the Luzon and Philippines campaigns. He was honorably discharged from the service on May 1, 1946 after reaching the rank of Technician 5th Grade.

Walt married Lillian Schick in 1944 and the couple lived at 6022 Hasbrook Avenue in the Lawndale section of Philadelphia for over 40 years before moving to 469 Leonard Road in Huntingdon Valley, PA in 1985. They became residents of Ann’s Choice in Warminster, PA in 2006. They were members of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Lawndale for many years. During his working career, Walt was a tool and die foreman for the Laneko Engineering Company, first at Front Street and Erie Avenue in Philadelphia, and then in Fort Washington and Montgomeryville, PA.

Services were held privately.

Donations may be made in his memory to Ann’s Choice Benevolent Care Fund, 20000 Ann’s Choice Way, Warminster, PA 18974.

Family flowers arranged by Domenic Graziano Flowers & Gifts 215-675-2271.

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