Walter "Wally" Albert Cox

Born: Tue., Mar. 22, 1932
Died: Mon., Jun. 18, 2012


1:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 22, 2012
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jun. 22, 2012
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory

Military Honors

2:45 PM Fri., Jun. 22, 2012
Location: Rolling Green Cemetery

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Walter “Wally” Albert Cox

Big Jokester -

Walter “Wally” Albert Cox, 80, of Carlisle died at Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and in the presence of his loving daughter, Cathy, on Monday, June 18, 2012.  He was born in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, March 22, 1932, son of the late Clifford Clarence Cox, Sr. and Eva Grace (Campbell) Cox.  Wally was the widower of Alberta Eilene G. Cox who died in 1995.

Wally was a proud Air Force Veteran with over 20 years of service.  He was a wonderful and kind hearted person who would help anyone.  Wally was a great father, loving husband and proud grandfather.  He was a big jokester, loving a good laugh.  Wally will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Wally’s survivors include his loving daughter: Catherine “Cathy” Terry (Cox) Cramer and her husband Alfred of Carlisle; his three sons: Jeffrey Cox and Alfred Cox both of Carlisle, David Cox and his wife Chris of Dillsburg; his four grandchildren; his two sisters: Grace Hester of Tionesta, Nancy Budziszewski of Shermansdale; his two brothers: Thomas Cox of Pittsburgh, James Cox of New York; and several nieces and nephews.  Among those preceding Wally in death are his brother, Clifford C. Cox, Jr.

All are welcome to join Wally’s family at his viewing on Friday, June 22, 2012, from 1:30 until time of service at 2:00 at Myers–Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, 17055, with Elder Thomas Cox officiating.  Burial will immediately follow in Rolling Green Memorial Park in Camp Hill, where military honors will be presented by the Cumberland County Honor Guard.  Wally’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship following the service.

The family respectfully asks that contributions be made to Myers–Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055, to help defray Wally’s final expenses.  The family extends their heartfelt thanks to everyone at Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory for their kindness during this difficult time.

Wally’s family has entrusted his care to Myers–Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Wally’s full obituary, share your memories and photos, offer your condolences and view his portrait at

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Les Patton
   Posted Wed June 20, 2012
My condolences to all of you. I remember you Dad was quite a character. Hope all of you are doing well!

Cheryl Hege
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
So sorry for your loss. I remember Wally as a very funny man. He was such a sweetheart. I worked with him at the Depot many years ago. He was a wonderful man. God Bless your entire family.

Donald Hester
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
Sorry to hear that Uncle Walter has passed away. Thinking back the almost 60 years that I have known him he was definately a one of a kind type of person. Always enjoying life to it's fullest and enjoying his children and family at every opportunity. Wishing everyone the best in the loss of your father and a great uncle.

Linda Wright and Grace Hester
   Posted Fri June 22, 2012
We are sorry to hear of Walters death and send our condolences to the family. Mom is not well enough to travel and is sorry she cannot be there to share in your sorrow. She has many memories of growing up with Wally who was devoted to his family.

Stu Bingham
   Posted Fri June 22, 2012
Wally was such a nice man, always had a big smile and something nice and/or funny to say. I worked with Wally and always enjoyed him. he will be greatly miss by all that had the pleasure of knowing him!

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