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William Paul Walther, Sr.

June 29, 1939 ~ November 19, 2022 (age 83)
Read more about the life story of William and share your memories in the Tribute Book.    


Surrounded by his loving and supportive family, William “Bill” passed peacefully at home on November 19, 2022. William is survived by his devoted wife Sherry Walther and four children: William “Doc” Walther, Jr. (Kathy), Michael Walther (Donna), Timothy Walther (Jennifer), and Brenda Walther Hill (Brent). He is also survived by his grandchildren: Mitchell Walther, Mark Walther; Kevin Walther, Sarah Gilpatrick, Annamarie Walther, and Joseph Walther; Myrah Contento; Jeremy Hill; and great-grandchild Adeline “Addy” Gilpatrick.  Bill was the eldest sibling to Rosemary Walther Zepp, Joseph Walther, John “Jack” Walther (deceased) and David Walther. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents George William Walther and Mary Lorraine Klein Walther.

As a native and lifelong resident of Ellicott City, Bill enjoyed being an intimate part of the community. He was a devout Catholic his entire life and a member of the Knights of Columbus for 62 years. Bill was a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph High School and University of Baltimore. 

As a teenager, Bill began his 46 year career with ACME Markets where he met his adoring wife, Sherry.  From there, Bill and Sherry began an amazing 61 year journey together, raising their family and setting examples of good work ethics and morality.    

As an adult, softball became his biggest passion. He continued to play and coach ball until he was 81 years old and loved every minute of it.  In doing so, he developed many lasting friendships and influenced teamwork.  What mattered to him most were the relationships he formed in his life, journeys of raising a family, working hard, playing softball and living his Faith. 

Family will receive friends on Monday from 3-5 & 7-9 PM at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Tuesday at 2 PM at St. Paul Catholic Church in Ellicott City. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Saint Joseph High School, 4403 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229,

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November 28, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

November 28, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Mass of Christian Burial
November 29, 2022

2:00 PM
St Paul Catholic Church (Ellicott City)

Interment is private

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William Walther, Sr.

June 29, 1939-November 19, 2022

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