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 Harold Frank “Jerry” Walter

Harold Frank “Jerry” Walter

Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, USA
Death 7 Nov 2007 (aged 91)
Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA
Burial Queensbury, Warren County, New York, USA
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QUEENSBURY - Harold Frank "Jerry" Walter, 91, a resident of The Landing, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born Nov. 25, 1915, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pliny Asbury Walter of Iowa, Chicago, Ill., and Westfield, N.J.

He graduated from Colgate University in 1937, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He also studied at the New School and at the Art Students League in New York City.

Mr. Walter served for three years in World War II, as a 1st lieutenant, where he was a navigator in the Army Air Transport Command, stationed in Washington, D.C.

His professional career, besides time spent at war, included being a copywriter at J. Walter Thompson, at McCann-Erickson and at BBDO. He represented BBDO on the Committee of Ten. Mr. Walter was a syndicated cartoonist for the New York Daily News, King Features and McNaught Features for 20 years. He was also a gag man for stand-up comedians. His abstract paintings were, at one time, shown at the Chase Gallery in New York City.

Mr. Walter was a former member of the Cartoonist Society, Glens Falls Country Club, Hyde Collection, the Lake George Art Project, Southern Vermont Art Association in Manchester, Vt., the Society of Chambers in Woodstock, N.Y., Woodstock Art Museum and Woodstock Golf Club.

He was predeceased by his wife, Clarice O'Hara, formerly of Queensbury, who passed away Jan. 8, 2007.

Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family at Pine View Cemetery, Quaker Road, Queensbury.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Frank “Jerry” Walter (25 Nov 1915–7 Nov 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126424269, citing Pine View Cemetery, Queensbury, Warren County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Laurie & Nate S. (contributor 47011031) .