Condolences for Walter Marta


Your cousin Debbie (Parker) Southward posted on 3/30/19

Dear Lil’ Walter, Terry, Karen Sue, Jo Lynn & your families, May the words of The Rev. Dr. Peter Marshall comfort you as they have us in the loss of loved ones: “Those we love are with the Lord, and the Lord has promised to be with us. If they are with Him, and He is with us, Then they cannot be very far away”


Stella M Nice posted on 3/28/19

Uncle Walter you will truly be missed.I will always remember as a kid you visting my grandma. And saying welp Stella I got to be going.


Jackie Turkoly Cooper posted on 3/27/19

JoLynn I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was the nicest person I have ever known and will be missed by so many. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.


Mark & Ivy Hughes posted on 3/27/19

Jo Lynn Mark and I are so sorry for your family's loss. We haven't been back to Shadyside in a long time but still remember seeing your dad and he would always wave....We have fond memories...and that's what you have to hold on to now. We will keep you and you family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless Mark & Ivy Hughes



Susan Runyon-Wiggins posted on 3/27/19

Condolences to your family from ours. Our memories of Walter will remain as he is rejoicing in heaven. A wonderful, kind and Christian man respected and loved.


Kristine Burkhart Hartley posted on 3/27/19

Ah Walter you where a gentleman! I’ll never forget you!!! All the sleep overs we had had your house! You always went to the bakery always got us some goodies! Always seen him at Riesbecks always have me a hug! He saidcome up and go swimming any time! I will never forget you! May God rest your soul God bless the family


David Freese posted on 3/27/19

Uncle Walter...while separated by several hundred miles, when you talked with him, nothing was ever different...always had a sweet disposition and made you fell at home, no matter where you were in life. Uncle Walter never was caught up with the things of the world, but nobody was richer with the things that truly make us rich: Relationships of many family and friends who knew his gentle and warm spirit. If he truly was the Greeter who welcomed all to Shadyside, why wouldn’t anyone want to come and spend some time around such a welcoming soul. Those who are blessed to know my Uncle Walter are, like me, much richer for having known him. It truly is our loss and his gain...Because of The gift of eternal life, I look forward to seeing my uncle again. I am so proud to be related to him and the wonderful Marta family. May the Lord comfort you all with the precious memories of the past and the ten thousand years to come with our Lord. What a reunion it will be!


Jackie H. posted on 3/26/19

The world is a poorer place now that Big Walter has left us. While his death saddens all who knew him, he is now reunited with his beloved wife. My sympathy to you and yours.


Kathleen Persinger posted on 3/26/19

No matter their health condition or age, for the four of us, our dad's were our worlds. We were all Daddy's girls. Also, all of our dads loved all of us. We were just one of their girls. Each Dad gave us a part of himself that was precious and priceless. We are better people because of their influence, love and the mark they imprinted in our souls. You know how I felt about your dad. I hurt for you, Karen. Your dad seemed to understand what was going on in our lives at each stage of our lives. One of the best things he taught us was that when you got married, in sickness and health, yourDad was a living example for us. He was kind, caring, and loving. Walter Marta was a shining gem that led people to the truth about JESUS by example more that words. I am exceedingly grateful and proud that your dad's influence on my life was truly a blessing, an honor, and a privilege. No matter what happens Karen, the four of us are forever united: facing all the challenges and rewards in this life and help each other. Karen, I met you at that Nazarene sandbox when we were but babies. So we have know each other all these years and just like I was thankful and proud to have your dad give me examples, so did you. I thank OUR ALMIGHTY FATHER In Heaven that you were both a part of my life all these years. Your dad's life examples and his voice of reason always giving his love by allow the live of GOD to touch us every time.


Kathleen Persinger posted on 3/26/19

Karen, Booze just texted me. I am so so very sorry. You, Booze, Jill, and myself we all Daddy's girls. It does not matter their age or health condition, there is no greater loss. I love you. When you get a minute, call me with arrangements. I am devastated.


Laurie Terrace posted on 3/26/19

Such a wonderful man! Deepest sympathy to his family, I know he will be missed!


Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Museum posted on 3/26/19

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Walter Marta, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, Walter Marta, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Cundy Palmer posted on 3/26/19

RIP Uncle Walter, till we meet again



Missy Walker posted on 3/26/19

He was such a nice guy. He will be truly missed by many. Sending love and prayers. Missy


Kitty and Roger Lewis posted on 3/25/19

So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. Got to know him when he would come into the bakery.


Eric Cumberlidge posted on 3/25/19

He was always kind out spoken &treated you with respect as he would want in return I’m glad I got to meet you and share a few laughs. Eric cumberlidge


Joe davis posted on 3/25/19

He was a good man glad i was able to walter. He was one of a kind


Betty Thomas posted on 3/25/19

He was a kind hearted man always thoughtful of others never selfish he will be missed but at least now he is with his wife my sister may you be happy and no more pain love you..... Betty Thonas


Jan Smith posted on 3/25/19

Your father was an amazing person. He was one of my customers at Riesbecks. He also worked at the Wheeling Steel Plant with my father George Gunnish. With sympathy.



Connie Cumberlidge posted on 3/25/19

He was always happy loved his family & most of all very caring