Robert W. Walton - detailed obituary
At Falls guaran- insur- dip- ho ladslca" Bs.e Co' unti' 1910- ir- vvaiton.spent nve years on "Hii near Horseneads seeking t0 resain his health after Physic Memorial Eyed for Walton MONTOUR FALLS Memor ials are being planned for Robert W. Walton of Turner Park, a community civic leader who died last week at 82. They are being discussed by the staff and, board of directors of the Schuyler Hospital, and by S-hepard-Nues Crane and Hoist Co. employes. Mr. Walton, a one-time school teacher, had been a designing en gineer for Shepard-Niles and past president of the Shepard Relief Hospital. He was born in. York Haven, Pa., in 1875 and in 1903 was married to Miss Margaret Dear dorf. At that time he was em ployed in the drafting depart ment of the Cambria Steel Corp., now Bethlehem Steel. In 1904, Mr, and Mss. Walton moved to Elmira, where Mr. Wal ton was employed by the Ameri a of es , Park-Knika th. ufacturers Club. After retiring a few years ago he had devoted himself to dif- lans advised a life in the open. During World War 1, the Wal- tons moved to Montour Falls and Mr. Walton entered the employ of the Shepard Electric Crane and Hoist Co. He was first employed in the drafting department, next as service manager and finally as a designing engineer. As service manager, he entered Texas City two days after the French Ship Grandcamp blew up in the harbor with its result ing destruction. He was frequently called upon for talks before civic and fra ternal groups, and once was guest lecturer at the Padua High School lecture series. He was interested in the old Shepard Relief Hospital, now Schuyler Hospital and served as president of the botrd of direc tors for many years. In 1952 he wrote a history of the growth and development of the hospital. He was a member of the Wat kins-Montour Rotarv Club, the Myrtle Lodge F&AM of. Montour Falls and the Merchants and Man a ferent hobbies, including travel, photography, woodworking and the of at me raising oi tlowers. He presented coffee tables and other furniture he had made to Schuyler Hospital. He toured Iceland, was beyond the Arctic Circle,' visited Mexico and traveled the Far West. He spent several winter in Florida, always taking pictures.