WalterO'Connor, Jr., born May 23, 1934 , passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018, due to a car accident. He was the son of the late Walter J. Sr. and Sarah O'Connor. He is survived by sister Nancy Arnold, nephews, John (Sue), James (Pat), Michael (Donna) and niece Kelly (Bob).
Relatives and friends will be received Friday, February 9th, after 10:00 a.m. until the time of his funeral service at 11:00 a.m.at the Decker Funeral Home, Inc., 216 York Road Warminster, PA 18974. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, In lieu of flowers family request donation be made to Kentucky Rifle Foundation.
Eternal rest grant unto Walter, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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