2012-05-17 / Obituaries

Walter A. Lake Jr. Carlisle, 75

Walter A. Lake Jr., 75, Carlisle, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

Born August 13, 1936, in Needmore, he was a son of the late Walter A. and Mary (DeShong) Lake.

He was retired from the PA Department of Transportation where he had spent many years in the traffic engineering department. In his retirement and free time, he enjoyed the “great outdoors” and was an avid golfer. He was interested in family history and kept busy with projects around the house, but loved telling jokes and spending time with his grandchildren, family, and friends most of all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol (Alloway) Lake.

Surviving is his wife, Linda ( Myers) Lake; his sons: Richard M. Lake and Rodney D. Lake and fiancée Deborah A. Clay; stepchildren: John P. Zeigler and wife Lisa, and Kristen Z. Dieck and husband Craig; grandchildren: Brianna, Christopher, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Joshua Lake; stepgrandchildren: Adam and Conner Dieck and Laura, Larissa, and Leah Zeigler; a brother, Jack A. Lake and wife Helen, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 17, at Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg. Visitations will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, as well as from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute by way of Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Office of University Development & Alumni Relations, A120, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852.

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