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Walter Young Root

Obituary for Walter Young Root

November 19, 1934 - January 18, 2019
Oxford, Pennsylvania | Age 84


Walter Young Root, age 84, of Oxford, PA, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. He was born on November 19, 1934 in Barnsley, PA to the late Cameron Young Root and Mary Hazel Turner Root.

Walter worked many years in the family mushroom business before going to work for Spitz, Inc. from which he retired. He had a love for outdoor activities, and enjoyed hunting and fishing, and also meticulously worked in his flower garden. Walter was an avid bowler and enjoyed all sports. An active member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Walter participated in many of the church sponsored activities and served on the Deacon Board.

Walter is survived by his sisters, June Sundheimer, of Mocksville, NC, and Mary Gage, of Peoria, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Alice Root and Jennie McQueen; and brothers, Cameron Root, George Root, and Montgomery Root.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Vista Ridge Auditorium at Ware Presbyterian Village, Kensington Lane, Oxford, PA 19363. Please enter through the Pavilion entrance. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution checks can be made to "Deacons Fund" at Bethany Presbyterian Church and sent in c/o R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.

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