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IN MEMORIAM: Walter VanDeusen, 70; Hartwick Retiree

ONEONTA – Walter A. VanDeusen, 70, a Hartwick College retiree and avid bowler and golfer, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at Fox Hospital.

He was born on Sept. 26, 1945, in Oneonta, the son of Walter M. and Shirley (Adair) VanDeusen.

A life-long area resident, Walter was employed for 35 years as a maintenance worker for Hartwick.

He participated in several bowling leagues.  He accomplished a 300 point game as well as a three game total of 802, in which he was recognized for the achievement by the ABC.  He also enjoyed golf with great enthusiasm.

He is survived by one son, Joseph R. VanDeusen of Oneonta; five grandchildren; one brother, Charles VanDeusen of Oneonta; and several cousins.

Calling hours will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, from 5 to 7 pm at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta.  A funeral service will follow at 7pm also at the funeral home with Rev. Stephen Fournier officiating.

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website:

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.


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