Formerly of Hilo and Honolulu, passed away at his home in Largo, Florida. With him was his wife and soulmate of 65 years Elsie Takami Deweese and his daughters.
Russ came to Hawaii via WW II and the U.S. Army from Newark, Ohio. He met Elsie, the love of his life, and they married upon his return to Hawaii after his discharge.
They lived in Honomu with the Reverend Shiro Sokabe, then moved to Hilo.
Walter worked for the Moses Company, leaving as it’s Vice-President to be the Purchasing Agent for the County of Hawaii.
He was active with the Church of the Holy Cross and the Waiakea Lions Club.
Walter is survived by his wife, Elsie; son, Garen; daughters, Sherry, Amy and Mary Lou; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held at the Chapel On The Hill church in Largo, Florida.