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William W. Walp
86, WWII veteran, banker,
active club member
William W. "Bill" Walp, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Brethren Village, where he lived since 2005.
Bill was married to Ruth L. (Lewis) Walp for 61 years. They lived in Lancaster most of their lives.
Bill was born in Wilkes-Barre to the late Carl T. and the late Anne (Williams) Walp. He graduated from Hanover Township High School, Wilkes College and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University and the Commercial Bank Management Program Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.
He was a national bank examiner for many years. He later joined Fulton Bank as a vice-president in commercial lending and after that worked in security. After retiring, he and his wife did a lot of traveling throughout the world. He served as President of the American Institute of Banking and President of the Robert Morris Associates. Bill was a member of the Conestoga Business Club, University Club and was an active member in the Masonic Lodge-Lamberton Lodge #476 F.&A.M., the Harrisburg Consistory, Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, Lancaster County Shrine Club and the Zembo Shrine. Bill and his wife were also influential in planning trips for the Lancaster Silver Threads. He enjoyed traveling and playing cards, especially bridge, pinochle and crazy crazy eights.
Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II.
He was a lifetime member of Grandview United Methodist Church.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his two sons: Lee C. Walp, husband of Connie S. of Lancaster; and William L. Walp, husband of M. Jeane of Denver, Colo. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Lisa, Charles and Luke; and brother: Kirtland C. Walp of Wilkes-Barre.
A viewing took place May 13 at Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory followed by Masonic services and a funeral. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to Grandview United Methodist Church, 888 Pleasure Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601 or Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at alz.org.