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Walter Dean Schweizer

March 18, 1954 ~ May 4, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old


Walter Dean Schweizer
March 18, 1954 - May 4, 2023

USMC Veteran, Beloved Father and Grandfather, Walter Schweizer, passed away unexpectedly on May 4th, 2023, at the age of 69.

Walter grew up in Skaneatles, NY and Upper Saddle River, NJ. He attended Northern Highlands Regional High School (class of ‘73) and FDU for Political Science. He went on to serve in the Marine Corps from 1973-1976, serving in Vietnam and reaching the rank of corporal. Followed by two more years in the reserves. Career included international banking and foreign currency trading in NYC, Kuwait and South Africa. 

He had a strong love for the outdoors including camping, water skiing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, skiing and scuba diving. He enjoyed sharing his passion for the outdoors with his son Lee and later his grandchildren. Much of his time was spent at Lake Wallenpaupack where his family had a lake house for many years. In recent years he and his significant other, Debora Gottshall, split their time between their home in Saxonburg, PA, and their home in Lakeville, PA on Lake Wallenpaupack.

Walter is survived by his son Lee Schweizer, daughter-in-law Sarah and four grandchildren, Landon, Mackenzie, Logan & Everly Schweizer. He predeceases his mother Bernice Goodeve Schweizer and older brother Kenneth Schweizer, sister-in-law Dorothy and their three children. He also predeceases his significant other, Debora Gotshall, his ex wife Donna Lee Schweizer (mother of Lee), as well as six grand nieces and nephews.

Walter will be deeply missed by his family.

A military burial and celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 21st, 2023, at the Old Stone Church in Upper Saddle River NJ at 2pm. 

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