Obituary for Walter R Bennett Sr.
Walter Russell Bennett, Sr., age 78, of Overlea, Maryland went home to be with his Lord on February 20, 2018. He was born in Quakake, PA on July 21, 1939, to the late Walter and Louise Bennett and is preceded in death by his wife, JoAnne Bennett. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Gardner and husband, John, of Silver Spring, MD; his son, Walter Bennett, Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Goldsboro, NC; and his daughter, Vickie Wilkins, and husband, Stuart, of Frederick, MD. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Nathan Haynes, and wife, Barbara, Jennifer Haynes, Jonathan Haynes, Abigail Gardner, Alex Gardner, and Brooke Gardner; Ryan Bennett and Kristen Bennett; and Kylie Schade, Logan Schade, Stuart Wilkins, Sara Wilkins, and John Wilkins and brothers and sisters Alice Maher, J. Gordon Bennett, Robert Bennett and Laura Schmidt. Walter retired in 2002 from Northrup Grumman/Westinghouse after a career as an electrical engineer. Walter’s love of engineering will live on in the many home projects he assisted family and friends with. One of the highlights of his career was the year he spent working and living in Iran with his family. He used this opportunity to travel around the world on the trip to and from Iran. He loved many kinds of music, and his talented singing earned him the starring role in the Mikado while in high school. He was an avid fisherman and loved boating. Walter was a congregant of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the church at 6415 Mount Vista Road, Kingsville, MD 21087. A viewing will be held at Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD on Friday, February 23, 2018, 3-5 and 7-9 pm. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 11:30 am. In addition, a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 12 noon at the church.