Whitey will be remembered as a doting husband, father, and a grandfather, affectionately known as “Pop Pop.” He was an incredible cook and famous for his parmesan potatoes. A longtime member of St. Thomas More Church, he enjoyed playing golf, especially at Wedgewood Golf Course, and had many buddies throughout the area. But most of all he was all about his family. He loved watching all of his children and grandchildren play their sporting events. He was equally proud of his three kid’s academic and athletic accomplishments. Whitey beamed when he talked about all his kids graduating from college and their individually unique successes as incredible role models in life.
Whitey will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Betsy and little dog, Benji; daughters, Kimberly and her husband Mike of Maryville Tennessee and their two children Miranda and Cody; son, Steve and his wife Mindy of Allentown and their three children, Mitchell, Peyton, and Pop Pop’s littlest angel, Meredith; youngest daughter and basketball legend Michelle Marciniak and her partner Beth Brooke of Bethlehem; sisters, Jean Turowski of Old Forge; and Ann Marie and her husband John of Montoursville.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Thomas More R.C. Church, 1040 Flexer Ave, Allentown. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 5 - 8 p.m. in the Schantz Funeral Home, 250 Main Street, Emmaus and on Friday morning from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the Church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery Wescosville. Arrangements are under the direction and care of James Funeral Home, Bethlehem PA. Online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhome.org
Contribution in memory of Walter, may be made to: The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Foundation, 625 Market Street, Suite 1400, Knoxville TN 37902