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La Salle Mourns the Loss of Emeritus Trustee Vincent Walters '59

Vincent W. Walters, Jr., age 78, of Ambler, died Saturday, September 12, 2020, in Abington Hospital Jefferson Health after a hard battle with multiple medical conditions.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Vincent W. and Gertrude (nee McAleer) Walters.

Vince was a graduate La Salle College High School and La Salle College. He was a former Christian Brother who taught in Pittsburgh, during which he gained a Master's Degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh. He then went on to earn a Master's in Business Administration from Wharton School. He was a widely experienced corporate consultant, then Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch and was with Morgan Stanley in Philadelphia for over 20 years, remaining active to the time of his passing.

He served as a member of the Board of Trustees at La Salle College High School for many years. He was an avid traveler, well read, and obtained great pleasure observing and commenting upon the political and social affairs of his time.

Brother James Butler, FSC said, "When I joined the Board of Trustees at La Salle for the first time in 2003 and began to reengage the school after about a decade, Vince Walters was there to welcome me. He has been a consistent part of my La Salle experience for the past 17 years, and is a person I will miss very much. He was cultured without being pretentious, smart without a whiff of arrogance about it, and gracious without fail. His ability to identify and occupy common ground is a trait very much lacking in our contemporary society. We differed vehemently about river cruises—he and Helen loved them, and I would never go around Europe trapped on a glorified barge—but little else over nearly two decades. I will miss his support and enthusiasm for all things blue and gold.”

Vince is the beloved husband of Helen M. (nee Harasimowicz) Walters and the cherished brother of Mary Grady of Chesterbrook, PA, Charles Walters and his wife Sharleen of Chadds Ford, PA, Gertrude Walters of Philadelphia, and of Margaret Walters, who predeceased him. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Saint Alphonsus Church, 1565 Temple Drive, Maple Glen, PA 19002 followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM.

Remembrances in his name to La Salle College High School, 8605 Cheltenham Avenue, Wyndmoor, PA, 19038 would be appreciated by the family.

Please note that Face Masks and Social Distancing is required at Church by COVID protocols.

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