Walter Frederick Good 88, formerly of Presque Isle, Maine, and Willow Avenue in Jamestown, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 2, 2014, at his daughter and son-in-law's home in Falconer.
He was born Dec. 29, 1925, in Presque Isle, Maine, the son of the late Fred and Florence Good.
Walter served as a military police officer in the U.S. Army from 1950-52, and was stationed at Fort George Meade in Maryland, and at Camp Breckinridge in Kentucky.
Prior to retirement, Walter had been employed by Lutheran Social Services in the maintenance department. He was gifted in his ability to repair anything, and especially enjoyed working on lawn tractors. Walter shared this gift by fixing items for friends and neighbors as well as vacuum cleaners for Community Helping Hands.
When asked how he wanted to be remembered Walter responded that he wanted to be known as a Godly man and worked toward that end his entire life.
Walter is survived by his daughter, Katherine (Craig) Short of Falconer, where he had made his home for the past four years; a son, Arthur (Tracy) Good of Roanoke, Va.; and a daughter, Debora (Jon) Yenne of Sandborn, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Barbara in 1956; his wife of 30 years, Eleanor, who passed away in 2007; a sister, Mary Underwood; and brothers: Glen, Merle and Richard.
A celebration of Walter's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday June 4, 2014, at Levant Wesleyan Church, where Walter was a member. The Pastor Al Myers of Levant Wesleyan Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Levant Cemetery.
Friends will be received by the family from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at the Falconer Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral Wednesday in the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Chautauqua County Hospice, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
Visit our website at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.