Jay P. Walton56, High maintenance employee, Vietnam vet

By on November 2, 2011

Jay Paul Walton, 56, of Lititz, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011.

He was born in Ephrata and was the son of Edna (Sensenig) Walton of Lititz and the late Paul Andrew Walton.

Jay is survived by his wife of 27 years, Leslie (Castañeda) Walton. They were married on July 27, 1984.

Jay served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany. He was a member of the Worship Center, Leola, since 1984 and served his church in many capacities, such as volunteering in children’s ministries, helping as a former usher and assisting with community service projects.

Jay was a 1974 Manheim Township graduate. Jay was employed at High Associates in the Grounds Maintenance Department for the past 15 years. He participated in the Continuing Education Program at Longwood Gardens, acquiring certificates of merit in Ornamental Plants, Series I and II. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing with his son; visiting coffee shops and bookstores with his daughter; spending time with his family; and reading his Bible.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son: Andrew Jay, husband of Chandra Walton, of Lititz; a daughter: Aimée Ruth Walton, of Lititz; a granddaughter: Camille Elise Walton, of Lititz; a brother: Dane, husband of Marie Walton, of Leola; three sisters: Lynn, wife of Richard Chryst, of Colo.; Deborah Stoltzfus, of Christiana; and Melanie, wife of David Maldonado, of Holtwood.

A celebration of life service was held on Oct. 30 at the Worship Center, Lancaster, with Pastor Tim Keller officiating. Interment took place in Millport Union Cemetery in Rothsville, with military honors rendered by the Red Rose Honor Guard and Vet-21 Salute Honor Guard.

To send the family an online condolence, visit snyderfuneralhome.com.

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