Walter F. Friend Jr.
Walter Forrest Friend Jr., "Grandpoopa" was born Jan. 30, 1947 and died Jan. 29, 2014. Surrounded by family and close friends, Walter took his last breath.
Walter was predeceased by his father Walter Forrest Friend, mother Jennie E. Friend, brothers Robert McIntosh and Sylvester McIntosh.
Walter also left behind his sister Wilma Moody of Pittston and her husband, sister Gerry Roberts of Rockland, his life partner Sandra Friend "Nanabanana" of Rockland and his step-daughter Jessica Krise and her husband Greg and their three children, Donald Beeman, Shelby Miller, Zachary Krise. His other step-daughter Linda Davis and her husband Johnny and their children Johnny Davis Jr., and Shawn Davis and multiple great-grandchildren.
Walter also had an adopted son, Shawn Nadeau and his wife Pam of Rockland. Walter also has three children from his previous marriage. His twin sons Walter Friend III, William and Lisa.
Walter graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 1966.
Walter loved his family and all of his pets. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, wood burning and building things. Walter also enjoyed being a backyard mechanic and an all-around handyman.
Walter is going to be greatly missed. He has always been there to call for advice, to confide in, or to help no matter what it was.
Grandpa, we all miss and love you very much. We can always look forward to the day when we will see you again. Love, Jess.
There will be a potluck/cookout planned for this summer in his memory. Please put on your thinking caps as we will be sharing photos and our fondest memories of our lives with Walt.