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Walter A. Mauro

Walter A. Mauro

KILMARNOCK—Walter Allen Mauro, 90, of Kilmarnock passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2024, surrounded by family and friends.

He was born August 26, 1933, to Henry Feucht and Isabelle Fanelli in Flushing, N.Y. At age 7, he was adopted by his stepdad, Carl Mauro. He grew up on Long Island, N.Y., and met his lovely wife, Joan Lois Runge, in John Adams High School. They married May 23, 1954, and had an amazing 58-year life together. He was family-oriented and was very involved in all of his children’s lives.

He attended the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. During the Korean War, he served in the Army and taught marksmanship at Fort Dix. He graduated from St. John’s University in N.Y., where he majored in accounting. He worked at IBM after graduating.

Walter appreciated music and was an accomplished pianist. He enjoyed dabbling in art, creating illustrations, and building large wooden models. Walter also relaxed with a good Manhattan, family barbecues and some cold brews.

Spending much of his adult life living on or near water, he loved swimming, boating and water skiing. He was a bit of a dare-devil. Camping with his family on Piseco Lake in the Adirondacks was a cherished vacation.

Easily making friends wherever he went, he was always ready to reach out a helping hand to both friends and neighbors. He will be missed by all.

Along with his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his wife, Joan. He is survived by his four children, Maureen (Neil), Laura (John), Jeffrey (Johanna) and Melanie (Jeff); 12 grandchildren, Alexandra, Benjamin, Nat (Kira), Sam (Taylor), Taelor, Cameron, Dana, Audrey, Mackenzie (Christopher), Aubrey, Sydney and Sam; and three great-grandchildren, Dylan, Aliyah and Teagan. He is also survived by his brother, Louis Mauro; and sister, Alicemarie Flannery.

Our family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Lancashire Nursing home who provided Walter with compassionate care and kindness. In addition, the exceptional people from Virginia Health Hospice treated Walter with gentleness and caring and kept him comfortable.

As Walter did not want a service or memorial, a celebration of life will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Rappahannock Record Staff
Rappahannock Record Staff
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