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David "Dave" Jon Walter

May 12, 1942 — April 2, 2024


David “Dave” Jon Walter, age 81, of Mechanicsburg died on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Dave was born on Tuesday, May 12, 1942, in Mechanicsburg to the late John Herschman Walter and Alice Leona (Smith) Walter.  In addition to his parents, Dave is preceded in death by his brother, Mark Walter.


Dave is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sarah “Sally” Ann (Isenberg) Walter.


Dave graduated from Mechanicsburg High School as part of the class of 1960 and attended Penn State York.  Dave served proudly in the United States Navy Seabees.  He retired from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #143 in 2004, after years of service working as an Electrician.  Dave was a member of Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church.  He was a member of the Elks in Carlisle.  Dave enjoyed bowling and racing.  He had a passion for Corvettes.  Dave was a member of the Susquehanna Valley Vintage Sports Car Club, Blue Moon Cruisers, Sports Car Club of America, the PA Hill Climb Club, and many others.  He was a member of the Cumberland Valley Corvette Club since 1965.  Dave loved to race his many Corvettes that he owned over the years.  He would either drive his Corvettes or trailer them to the many National Council of Corvette Club Conventions.  Since 1972 David and Sally attended all but two of these conventions.  He will be dearly missed by those who were fortunate enough to have known him.


All are welcome to join Dave’s family at his celebration of life open house and gathering of family and friends on Friday, April 12, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a time of remembrance at 2:30 p.m. at Buhrig’s Gathering Place, 25 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, (717) 766-3421 (next to Buhrig Funeral & Cremation); with Reverend Dr. Brand W. Eaton officiating.   Over 100 parking spaces are available; just look for the “Buhrig” parking signs in all of the parking lots.   All are welcome to gather with Dave's family for his interment with military honors on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 9:45 a.m. in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville. Dave's committal service and honors will begin at 10:00 a.m.   Cremation was private.

Contributions in celebration of Dave’s life can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105,


Dave’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral & Cremation in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Dave’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting


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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life Open House

Friday, April 12, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life Service

Friday, April 12, 2024

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Monday, April 15, 2024

10:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

1804 Fisher Avenue, Annville, PA 17003

Guests should gather at the site by 9:45

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