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Walter R. Birney May 01, 1936 - Nov 26, 2019

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Walter Raymond Birney, also known as Wally or Taters, a longtime resident of Chester, PA, age 83, passed away on November 26, 2019. Born and raised in Chester, Walter went on to graduate from Chester High school. Walter served proudly in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. He then served in several Law enforcement and security positions before retiring from the Chester Police Department.

He was the son of the late Samuel and Delia Birney, husband of the late Jean Birney, great grandfather of the late Josh and Abigail, and brother of the late Gertrude Wooters, Dorothy Sloan, Elizabeth Erwin, Ella Mae Cathcart, Charles Birney, Samuel Birney, and Robert Birney.

Survivors: Children: Stephen (Beth), Brian (Mary), Matthew (Karen), and Scott (Ann). Grandchildren: Jason, Shannon, Amy, James, Matthew, Ariana, and Galen. Great Grandchildren: Marcus, Matthew, Dean, Aaron, Gavin, Sophia, Landon, and Gianna.

Burial: Private. Arrangements: Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital at 700 Children’s Dr., Columbus, OH 43205 or online at and/or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 


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Ed and Kathy Sauk says:

Submitted on: Dec 06, 2019

Walt is someone I have always respected deeply. He and my Grandfather are at the top of my list of for respect. His level of dedication to his family, work ethic and sense of humor something to strive for and far common. We are all blessed to have shared time with him.

Linda Gay says:

Submitted on: Dec 03, 2019

My prayers and condolences to Walts family, we will miss our many dinners and holidays together. Love Linda Gay and John Kealey.

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