Walter Barlow May 16, 1926 - Mar 09, 2018
Walter Barlow, 91, a long-time resident of Aston, PA died peacefully at home on March 9th, 2018. He was the devoted husband to his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Cassell. Walter was predeceased by Mary, who passed away in September of 2012.
Walter was born in Chester, PA on May 16th, 1926 and was later raised in Morton. Mr. Barlow was the son of the late Walter F. Barlow and Mary D. Bulger Barlow. He attended Nativity B.V.M. School in Media, PA and graduated from St. James High School on June 4th, 1944. Four hours after his high school graduation, Walter enlisted in the United States Navy. On June 6th, 1944 he reported to Camp Perry in Virginia, where he became a Signalman 3rd Class on L.S.T. # 981. During World War II, Walter was a proud participant in the Pacific Theatre and Okinawa. He received two gold stars for his involvement in Okinawa as well as a submarine siege. On June 6th, 1946, Walter was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy.
In 1949, Walter was visiting Hotel Henry Hudson in Camp Caramac where he met his soon to be wife, Mary Cassell. The couple married on May 26th, 1951. Shortly after their marriage, Walter began working for Sun Oil Company, located in Marcus Hook, PA and worked there until he retired in 1984. While employed, Walter played for the Sun Oil softball league for eight years. Mr. Barlow was an excellent softball player and, much to his wife’s dismay, hit a homerun off of his brother-in-law, Frank Cassell, during a game. Afterwards, Mary did not speak to Walter for two days. Walter also coached Sun Oil Little League baseball for several years.
In 1953, Walter and Mary moved to Bridgewater Farms in Aston and established their family there. The family became part of St. Joseph’s Parish, where Walter coached C.Y.O. basketball. His teams won the St. James Basketball Tournament, the St. Roberts Basketball Tournament, and were also C.Y.O. Regional Champions. In addition to coaching, Walter enjoyed playing golf with his friends and vacationing in Wildwood with his family.
SURVIVORS: his loving children: Larry Barlow (Celeste), Mary DiAmicis (Jack), Bobby Barlow (Kathy), Patty Locklear (Rob), and Judi Yannonis (Wes); He is also the Poppop of 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren whom he proudly spoke of on every occasion.
VISITATION: Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 pm at Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home, 5980 Chichester Ave., Aston, PA and Wednesday from 9:30-10:15 am at St. Joseph Church, 3255 Concord Road, Aston, PA. FUNERAL MASS: Wednesday at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Church. BURIAL: Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield.
St. Joseph Church
Begins: Mar 14, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am3255 Concord Road
Aston, PA 19014
John Moletteri says:Submitted on: Mar 11, 2018
Walt was a true friend and a gentleman who I enjoyed being with many times over a number of years. I will keep him in my prayers.
Judy Webb-Fisher says:Submitted on: Mar 11, 2018
My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Many of us have lost a very dear friend and a special man. He is smiling in heaven reunited with the love of his life.